Monthly Archives: July 2013

Detroit – the dangers of local taxation

I have long pointed out that the current talk of rebalancing taxation by increasing the amount of tax which is raised by local government, and reducing that which is provided to them via central government, is dangerous talk with very … Continue reading

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Communities fighting for their open spaces – with professional help

With a bit of professional help local communities can improve on the proposals put forward by the Local Authority’s Town Planners. The community’s objections need to address Town Planning issues and not the emotional ones, and show that they know Planning policy and law just as much as the Planners do (or have someone working with them who does). Continue reading

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Local Regeneration and National Economic Growth

Do normal towns and cities need a strong national economy in order to succeed? The evidence suggests that that do. Continue reading

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Do most towns and cities just need to be ‘Good-enough’ for most people?

Is it really possible that every city, town, village and place can be unique and have a USP? Many regeneration and growth strategies talk about being unique, and then go to copy what is happening in places which have been … Continue reading

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