Day: 12 November 2020

Lewes District Council: ‘deep misgivings’ about planning reforms

The consultation on the government’s planning reforms has drawn stinging criticism from Cabinet councillors at Lewes District Council today (12 November). The Cabinet report outlined the authority’s ‘deep misgivings’ on government proposals that would see the housing requirement for Lewes district nearly double, from 483 to 800 properties a year […]

YHA and Independent Hostels Guide join forces to lead the plea for government to support hostelling community through winter

The future of youth hostelling lies in the hands of local MPs. YHA (England & Wales) has joined voices with colleagues from across the independent hostels sector to lead the plea for MPs to add their signature to a tabled motion in Parliament. The motion asks the government for help to […]

Council is ‘committed to building wealth in communities’ through recovery plan

Lewes District Council is moving forward with a wide-reaching programme that has community wealth building at its core, to meet the challenges it faces due to Covid-19 and support a district-wide recovery.   This approach aims to keep as much wealth as possible in the local economy through the creation or new local jobs and new locally owned enterprise, to ensure a sustainable future.   Cabinet councillors today (November 12) heard about progress with this recovery and reset programme in four headline […]

British beavers face fragile future without public support and government leadership, says new film exploring reintroductions

Britain’s beavers could be major allies in tackling the climate and extinction crises – but without more public and government support face a fragile future, says Beaver Trust as it launches a new documentary film exploring the country’s relationship with the endangered but controversial species. The charity’s short film, Beavers […]