LGiU event: What does the Localism Bill mean for councils?
The Localism Bill is the government’s flagship piece of legislation. It includes measures that will give councils a new Power of General Competence, establish new rights for communities to bid to run services, and revolutionise the planning system.
The LGiU and Stockport MBC are hosting a major regional event for councils to debate and share learning about the Localism Bill and prepare for their new responsibilities. Speakers include leading figures from local and central government, the voluntary sector and academia.
Full speakers list
Andrew Stunell MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DCLG
Cllr Dave Goddard, Leader, Stockport MBC
Gareth Bradford, Planning Directorate, DCLG
Dr Jonathan Carr-West, Director, LGiU
Amanda Bickerton, Executive Committee, North West Community Activists Network
Nicholas Dobson, Senior Consultant, Pannone LLP
Angela Green, Chief Officer, Wirral Council for Voluntary Service
Iain Jenkinson, Director, Planning Development & Regeneration, GVA
Barry Khan, Solicitor, Stockport MBC
Hilary Kitchin, Associate, LGiU
John Knight, North West Regional Chair, Royal Town Planning Institute
Richard Turner, former Executive Member for Housing and Planning Policy, Eden District Council
Who should attend? – Councillors and officers with responsibility for strategy, policy, planning, housing and community engagement
- Places can be booked through Eventbrite here
- Date: Wednesday 22 June, 10am – 4pm
- Venue: Committee Suite, Stockport Town Hall, Edward Street, Stockport SK1 3XE
- Rates (ex VAT): LGiU Affiliates: £75 Non Members: £90