The LGA believes that a tourism tax in England could raise between £238,000 and over £7m a year depending on the area.
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The mayor said it would would ‘end the tyranny of the Whitehall bidding culture where pots of funding are set at a national level'.
The number of planning permissions granted for new homes has almost doubled since 2012/13, with councils approving nine in 10 applications.
'Taking this step forward will give real weight to deliver the plans, a vision that local people have played a huge part in shaping.'
‘That has allowed predominantly London councils to socially cleanse their borough.'
'The department needs to take stock and ensure that there is protection for local taxpayers.'
‘For too long, manufacturing has been undervalued and this needs to change.'
‘Local communities know how best to promote economic growth and meet the needs of communities.'
In addition, the council has said it will also relocate 750 of its own employees into the town to further boost the local economy.
Half of the 1,000 respondents reported that they felt not enough affordable homes for first-time buyers were being built.