Councils raise concerns that funding for infrastructure in county areas could be reduced under new planning reforms

England’s largest councils today have raised concerns that spending on infrastructure such as roads, schools, and medical centres could be reduced in the coming years if government reforms to developer contributions are implemented. The warning comes in a new report from Pragmatix Advisory and the County Councils Network (CCN), which argues that the government’s forthcoming […]

Soaring costs put council road work budgets at risk

Council’s across England have warned that highways repairs could be delayed as costs continue to rise England’s largest councils have warned they will be forced to delay repairs to local roads and infrastructure as spiralling inflation adds over £1.5bn to their costs. To balance budgets – as they are legally required to – and control […]

Councils warn they will have to scale back road maintenance as local authorities could face a £500m funding reduction

England’s largest county and rural councils could lose almost £500m in local roads maintenance funding by April this year, despite the government’s commitment to tackling the scourge of potholes. The County Councils Network’s (CCN) analysis of indicative roads maintenance funding reveals for county and rural councils outside of England’s major cities and urban areas could […]


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