The CCN claims if the duty was scrapped there would be no mechanism to compel those local authorities to work together on planning and infrastructure in their areas.
The schemes will run in Birmingham, Hull, Blackpool, Bristol and Blackburn until the end of March 2021.
A meeting last month to discuss the fund with local government minister Luke Hall in London was cancelled.
The letter adds that ‘this is not a moment for centralised command and control’.
'The high street won’t go back to how it was and can’t recover through the retail sector alone.'
A survey for the charity Hope not hate found that 52% of people think the local economy will suffer if their club closes.
David Churchill, a partner at Carter Jonas, writes on whether garden cities are the answer to the housing crisis.