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Patchwork of power: How devolution is unfolding in England's regions

Words: Mark Smulian

Devolution of powers to city regions and combined authorities is supposed to usher in an age of rationally organised local government. But the picture is piecemeal, finds Mark Smulian

A golden age for planning, or a blizzard of P45s?

Austerity has unleashed the twin processes of local government devolution and reorganisation, which intertwine and bring promise and threat.

Some planners are about to participate in an exercise of devolved powers wider than any local authority could have previously imagined.

Some, though, may find their counci.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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