Localism Act 2011

This note is no longer maintained, for more information on the key measures introduced under the Localism Act 2011, see Toolkit, Localism Act 2011.

A practice note on the measures set out in the Localism Act, which received Royal Assent on 15 November 2011, and their implications for local government. Key measures covered in the note include:

  • The general power of competence.
  • Reforms of the planning system.
  • Changes to local government governance.
  • Reform of the delivery of social housing.


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