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NickDeBoisMP - Enfield North Date posted: 21 Jun 2011 08:19
I can assure you that the Localism Bill will not lead to the loss of culture or lead to poor planning decisions.
I believe that this landmark Bill heralds a ground-breaking shift in power and overturns decades of central government control; putting an end to the hoarding of power within central government and top-down control of communities.
The Bill contains a wide range of measures to devolve more powers to councils and neighbourhoods and gives local communities greater control over local decisions like housing and how to protect their natural environment.
Quite simply, if you and your community want to protect an aspect of cultural heritage or protect an area of natural interest, you have the power to do so.
NickDeBoisMP - Enfield North Date posted: 21 Jun 2011 08:12
I absolutely agree that we need to preserve our libraries, indeed I have been fighting a campaign in my constituency to stop the closure of three local libraries that are of endless value to the community around them.