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A bold strategic plan for Scottish local government has been launched by COSLA (the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) that aims to ensure that councils return to their rightful place at the heart of the governance of Scotland. The new plan was approved by all 32 council leaders at a meeting

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Developments which reduce carbon emissions to tackle climate change and restore nature would be promoted under finalised proposals for long term planning reform. The revised draft National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) sets out sustainable policies against which planning applications would be assessed

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The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities' (COSLA) chief executive, Sally Loudon, has announced her intention to step down in Spring 2023. Commenting this afternoon, she said: “I have today given notice of my intention to step down as Chief Executive of COSLA in the Spring of next year.

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A properly resourced and empowered local government can provide essential support and protection against the cost crisis facing Scotland, COSLA has said ahead of the UK Mini Budget tomorrow. The local authority membership body warned that without adequate funding and flexibility to respond locally,

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The Scottish Government’s plans for a National Care Service as they currently stand will not work for service users or communities, according to local government body COSLA. The organisation also warned that, as the Bill stands, it would have a significant impact on the ability of councils to

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Councillor Shona Morrison from Moray Council has been elected as the 16th president of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) following a meeting of the full Convention in Edinburgh on Friday. Councillor Steven Heddle from Orkney Islands Council was appointed vice-president at the same

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There needs to be greater investment in and recognition of the local government workforce if the Scottish Government is to deliver on its key priorities, COSLA said today. Responding to the Scottish Government Spending Review Framework Consultation, the local government body added that the valu

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Bringing some of Scotland’s 43,000+ long term empty homes back to use can help local authorities to address housing shortages across the country, a new guide published today by the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) has shown. 'Why Empty Homes Matter' will be launched at the 11th Ann

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Regeneration projects in some of Scotland’s more disadvantaged and rural communities will share more than £25 million of funding. The Regeneration Capital Grant Fund will support 22 locally developed place-based projects that tackle inequalities and promote sustainable and inclusive econ

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