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Planning Conferences for local councils

Details of forthcoming Planning Conferences for Local Councils at St Austell and Bodmin, including booking forms and contacts.

Fri, 11 Nov 2016

Pre-Application Planning Profile

Cornwall Council will hold this register of information about your parish and share it with any potential developer seeking pre- application consultation in your area.

Thu, 10 Nov 2016

Pre-Application Protocol

This protocol explains how your council will engage in pre-application and clarifies the potential danger areas which should be avoided under the Code of Conduct.

Thu, 10 Nov 2016

Pre-Application Agreement

This document outlines the roles of each of the parties involved in the planning process. If a parish chooses to adopt this agreement, it will define your council's role and your requirements of the applicant. It also defines the role of the planning authority in supporting you through this process

Thu, 10 Nov 2016

LTN 55 Adverse Possession Claims

LTN-55 Adverse Possession Claims-October 2016

This Legal Topic Note sets out the law on the occupation of land, known as 'adverse possession' or 'squatters' rights'.

Tue, 01 Nov 2016

Tags: Housing, LTN, NALC

Transparency Fund Training Presentation

This presentation is a short overview of the Transparency Fund, what it is for, and how to apply.

Tue, 01 Nov 2016

LAIS 1393 - Precept Consultation

An LAIS Briefing paper on government proposals to apply referendum principles to precept increases.

Sat, 01 Oct 2016

NALC response to Park Inquiry PC16-16

NALC has now issued its response to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee Inquiry into parks.

Fri, 30 Sep 2016

Recreational spaces - Top 10 tips

An article setting out the 'must-knows' for local councils when protecting and promoting outdoor spaces for sports and leisure.

Thu, 15 Sep 2016

Recreational use of Council Land

An interesting 'Legal Surgery' article from the LCR Magazine (Autumn 2016)

Wed, 14 Sep 2016

LAIS 1392 - Housing and Planning Act 2016- Neighbourhood Planning

Local councils were advised of a consultation on Government plans to implement 'technical changes' to the planning system under a bill which subsequently received Royal Assent on 12 May 2016 - the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (LAIS1388). The proposals included changes to the neighbourhood planning system. This LAIS summarises the conclusions reached by Government and published in its recent paper Neighbourhood Planning.

Mon, 05 Sep 2016

Business Rates Appeals PC13-16

The National Association will be responding to the consultation and arguing that parish councils should legally be allowed the retain a flat 5% rate of the National Non Domestic Rate income generated within their parish boundaries within a given financial year – providing these monies are then ploughed back into community projects in their areas.

.The consultation closes on 11 October, 2016.

Please send comments you may have to inform NALC's own response - to chris.borg@nalc.gov.uk by at the latest 17:00 on Tuesday, 4 October, 2016.

Fri, 02 Sep 2016

Transparency Code (Larger councils)

This is the Transparency Code that applies to a parish council which has gross annual income or expenditure (whichever is the higher) exceeding £200,000.

The Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities has previously been issued as a separate document and can be found below.

Thu, 01 Sep 2016

LAIS 1391 - Public Works Loan Board

An LAIS Briefing paper on government proposals to abolish the PWLB

Mon, 01 Aug 2016

Business Rates Retention Consultation PC11-16

Provisional Response Position Of NALC

The National Association will be responding to this consultation and arguing that parishes should be exempted from payment of National Non Domestic Rates on buildings they own or manage including public conveniences. We will also be arguing that Government and the LGA need to at this time of onward devolution strongly encourage principal authorities to engage in formal agency and service level agreements and contracts with parishes in their areas so that parishes too can derive some of the windfall from this 100% local retention of the business rate – to plough back into their communities.

This consultation closes on 26 September, 2016.

Please send comments you may have to inform NALC's own response - to chris.borg@nalc.gov.uk by at the latest 09:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 21 September, 2016.

Fri, 29 Jul 2016

Future of Parks PC12-16

Thousands of local (parish and town) councils manage, own and / or run green spaces inluding parks. We want to hear from you in no more than 500 words and pictures about the best aspects of delivering this service and how it benefits the local community. Please send your replies into: communications@nalc.gov.uk by Friday 23rd September.

Fri, 29 Jul 2016

NALC Communications Toolkit (2010)

A guide produced by NALC to assist councils in developing best practice in communications with residents and communities.

Mon, 11 Jul 2016

NALC Model Media Policy

NALC's model media policy

Mon, 11 Jul 2016

Litter and Flytipping

For many people, litter is the most important issue on the local environmental agenda. And rightly so. Figures show that this is a widespread and growing problem.

But, what is litter and fly-tipping, and who is responsible for clearing it up? And what can your parish do to help influence and improve the quality of your local environment?

Fri, 01 Jul 2016

Social Media Policy Example (SLCC)

  1. Policy statement
    1. This policy is intended to help employees including clerks, RFO's, Executive Officers, part-time, fixed-term and casual employees (collectively referred to as employees in this policy), volunteers and members make appropriate decisions about the use of social media such as blogs, social networking websites, forums, message boards, or comments on web-articles, such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn [insert other relevant social media websites].

Fri, 01 Jul 2016

Risk Assessment/ Health and Safety Template

Health and Safety/ Risk Assessment template provided by HSE

Fri, 01 Jul 2016

Planning Partnership Minutes (June)

Minutes of the Cornwall Planning Partnership, approved following the meeting on June 7th 2016.

Tue, 07 Jun 2016