The schemes will run in Birmingham, Hull, Blackpool, Bristol and Blackburn until the end of March 2021.
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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’.
David Churchill, a partner at Carter Jonas, writes on whether garden cities are the answer to the housing crisis.
There are an estimated 30,000 empty homes in Wales, and the devolved administration said vacant land can be used to increase housing supply.
‘If Covid-19 has shown us one thing, it is that the power of big government often becomes fragile under a crisis.'
‘We don’t know how much money will be on the table, how it will be shared out, what it can be spent on and how the scheme is going to work.'
'NLGN felt too narrow for the work we and the whole local government sector are doing now.'
'The present system is essentially opaque, very difficult to navigate, is slow, and is analogue.'
‘We fully accept the findings of this report and recognise that our approach to managing the city’s street trees needed to change.'