Book News: December 20th, 2004

By Natalie TarryThis report from the independent think-tank, the New Local Government Network, focuses on the key issues of the housing and sustainable communities agenda and examines whether the place where power and accountability currently rest is where they need to be in order to move forward. The new emphasis on localism alongside the emerging regional agenda suggests a fundamental shift in central – local government relations. The report recognises the need to strike a balance between national strategies and local challenges, but it argues for local solutions and not a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

The report is available at: