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01/01/2013

Rhetoric and reality

Words: Huw Morris

Letting communities decide on development was one of the big ideas for the Big Society. More than halfway through the Coalition Government’s tenure, where is localism now? 

To some observers, it took a High Court judge to blow the lid on localism and confirm what had long been predicted. Most would agree that communities should have their say on development. Yet the concept could never be reconciled with the pressure created by rising housing demand, never mind the infrastructure needed to accompany it.
 
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