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LGA - Offices left empty by COVID-19 could result in surge in substandard home conversions

More than 16,000 affordable homes could have been lost in England in the past five years as a result of offices converted into homes under permitted development rights.

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LGA responds to rough sleeping funding announcement

“It is good the Government continues to support councils with this latest round of funding to tackle rough sleeping."

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LGA responds to ending of ban on eviction enforcement

“It is vital there is a plan in place to support and protect households to stay in their homes, in as many cases as possible."

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LGA responds to Queen’s Speech Planning Bill

“Councils want to work with government to reform and strengthen our planning system, ensuring it is locally-led, and that communities are able to shape their local areas, have their say on new developments in their neighbourhoods, and see they are supported by the right infrastructure. "

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LGA responds to Building Safety Bill in Queen’s Speech

"This Bill cannot come soon enough to reform our broken building safety system and enshrine tough new legislation into law."

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Over 1.1 million homes with planning permission waiting to be built - new LGA analysis

The LGA is calling for councils to be given powers in a Planning Bill in the Queen’s Speech to incentivise developers to build housing more quickly.

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LGA responds to new planning rules coming into force

“Local government shares the collective ambition to build more homes in the right locations, genuinely affordable for local people to either rent or buy, of high quality and the right type."

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LGA responds to launch of new independent rough sleeping commission

“Councils are determined to build on the success of the Everyone In initiative, which has demonstrated what can be achieved when all parts of the public and voluntary sector work together to get people sleeping rough off the streets and into safe accommodation."

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LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on rough sleeping

“As this report rightly recognises, councils responded rapidly and decisively in getting people sleeping rough off the streets during the Everyone In initiative."

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LGA responds to vaccine prioritisation for homeless people and rough sleepers

“It is positive that there is now clarity that local teams are able to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to people experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping."