Department for Communities and Local Government

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WHO’S WHO IN YORKSHIRE AND HUMBER
York CVS
14 March 2013
Rosie Seymour
Localities Lead for North Yorkshire and York
Localities Manager role
Work with local areas to:
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Develop practical relationships to ensure that local areas have a way to ensure
honest and regular dialogue, support and signposting where necessary to
central Government. And ensure that DCLG has the intelligence and level of
engagement with local areas that we need to inform policy.
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The role also helps us shape things like Ministerial visits and parliamentary
responses, and enables us to explain policy and opportunities to local areas.
A whirlwind of change
Budget Reductions
LEPs, local growth funding & City Deals
Troubled Families
Health & Wellbeing
Academies & Free Schools
Welfare Reform
Business Rates Retention
Localism, Localism, Localism
Local Government Response
Mix of measures:
- making efficiencies
- organisation change
- streamlining back office
- outsourcing
- service transformation
Prioritising adult social
care and children’s
services
Reducing
(disproportionately)
planning, housing and
central services
Cutting discretionary
functions
10%
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0%
Adult
social
care
-10%
-20%
Childrens
social
care
Highw ays
Environmental
2011-12
Housing
2012-13
Cultural
-30%
Planning
-40%
-50%
Central
services Total
Where next: through to April 2013
What Next? – A New Financial Relationship
Unhypothecated grant
70,000,000
Local share
Sales fees and charges
60,000,000
Council tax
50,000,000
40,000,000
30,000,000
Locally based
funding – c. 60%
to c.80%
20,000,000
10,000,000
Before
After
2012-13 Formula Grant funding
and if the rate retention model already in place (including police)
Fiscal consolidation and
Spending Round 2013
• Moody’s downgrading of the UK
economy.
• Taking longer to climb out of debt
with slow GDP growth
• Continuing reductions in public
sector spending since 2010
“emergency” budget
Autumn Statement set a spending
envelope for 2015-16:
•total spending will fall at same
rate as in SR10.
•Within that, capital spending
will grow in line with inflation
from 2014-15 onwards.
Will look for total additional savings
of at least £10 billion.
26 June announcement.
The Strategic Context for communities
Huge wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise in local communities
that is not being tapped into. Local communities know what’s best for them
and their community, it makes sense to use that knowledge, experience and
expertise for the community good
Financial climate is difficult and will remain so for the next few years
Innovation is needed to do more and better with less
Our role as central government is an enabler: enthusing, informing,
networking and supporting communities
Localism Act
What difference does it make?
Autonomy for
local government
Powers to
Communities
Right to Bid (Assets
of community
value)
Right to Challenge
Right to Build
Neighbourhood
Planning
Governance and
Accountability
Freedom over
governance structures
Transparency
Freedom to act
(General Power
of Competence)
Greater control
over finance
Freedoms for
Cities
Neighbourhood Planning
What does it do?
Neighbourhood plans help local communities to have a much greater say in how the areas
that they live and work in develop and grow.
Neighbourhood planning gives the right to parish councils or designated neighbourhood
forums to produce a Neighbourhood Plan or Neighbourhood Development Order or
both.
How?
Once a Neighbourhood Plan is brought into force after a referendum it becomes part of the
statutory development plan for the local area and is part of the basis for deciding
planning applications in that area.
A Neighbourhood Development Order will automatically grant planning permission for
development proposals which comply with the order.
Neighbourhood Planning
Myth busting: Neighbourhood planning is not.....
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A way to stop development happening
Only for rural areas and parish councils
A system which requires the production of very comprehensive technical plans
– neighbourhood plans can be as concise or as comprehensive as communities
want and address just a few simple concerns or a range of very complex
planning issues
A legal requirement – it is a right which communities can choose to exercise
Neighbourhood planning is.....
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An opportunity to shape the development of a local area by producing a plan
with real statutory weight
An opportunity to turn ambitions into reality through a development order
An opportunity to build new and improve existing partnerships
Neighbourhood Community Budgets –
supporting areas to redesign services
Type
Parish
Councils
Neighbourhood
Ilfracombe;
Haverhill;
Cowgate, Kenton Bar &
Montague (Newcastle)
White City;
Local
Authorities Norbiton;
Sherwood (Tunbridge
Wells);
Shard End (Birmingham);
VCS
Themes
Queens Park;
Little Horton (Bradford);
Poplar (Tower Hamlets);
Castle Vale (Birmingham);
Balsall Heath
(Birmingham)
Troubled families;
Health & well being;
Community assets;
Housing;
Worklessness;
Social enterprise;
Local Economic Growth;
Anti social behaviour;
Gang violence;
Questions and discussion
[email protected]
0303 444 3342
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