CLG published its Structural Reform Plan today, picked out the two headline dates regarding the regional tier. The document replace “the old, top-down systems of targetsand central micromanagement”. Central government will only retain oversight over local authorities in “exceptional areas”.
Fieldwork is up and running on the project now so I don’t have as much time as I would like to analyse the new stuff coming out of Whitehall at the moment. The document is quite short; comments welcome on the mentions given to energy efficiency and sustainable development, or anything else that takes your fancy. All help gratefully appreciated