The Localism Act became law in November 2011. The Act signifies an important new stage in the development of localism, establishing policies and powers that have the potential to reshape and redefine the relationship between communities and local government. These include changes in local governance and public services, the development of new approaches to Neighbourhood Planning, and further developing new ways of owning and managing community assets.
Chamberlain Forum have developed a briefing outlining the key elements of the Act. And, will be publishing findings based upon research into local expectations, opportunities and challenges presented by the act.