Submissions & Responses

SEC contribute to Transport for the South East’s Strategic Investment Plan Consultation

Responding to Transport for the South East’s (TfSE) consultation on its draft Strategic Investment Plan (SIP), Cllr Nicolas Heslop, Chair of South East Councils said: “I am delighted to submit this response on behalf of South East Councils (SEC) – we have most of the local authorities in the South East region within our membership. …

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SEC respond to Devolution APPG’s inquiry into Levelling Up White Paper

Responding to the Devolution APPG’s inquiry into the Levelling Up White Paper, Cllr Nicolas Heslop, Chair of South East Councils said: “The Levelling Up White Paper outlined a commitment to offer every part of England ‘a devolution deal with powers at or approaching the highest level of devolution’. The Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill is now …

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South East Councils Spending Review 2021 Representation

South East Councils representation to HM Treasury’s Spending Review 2021 Summary Our representation to Spending Review 2021 (SR21) highlights SEC asks regarding financing of local government, Health and Social Care, Business Rates, Skills investment, the New Homes Bonus and Climate Change. This contribution to SR21 highlights how the South East, given the appropriate level of …

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South East Councils response to the Oxford-Cambridge Arc Spatial Framework consultation

South East Councils (SEC) have responded to the then Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (now the Department for Levelling-Up, Housing and Communities) Oxford-Cambridge Arc Spatial Framework consultation. Our response, in the form of a letter, is informed by feedback received from our member councils – a number of which form part of the …

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SEEC response to the Devolution APPG Inquiry

Responding to the Devolution APPG inquiry into the role that central Government has in making a success of devolution in England, Cllr Roy Perry, Chairman of South East England Councils said: “The Conservative Party 2019 General Election manifesto outlined a commitment to “devolving power to people and places across the UK”. The manifesto said its ambition …

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SEEC response to the PACAC Inquiry – The Evolution of Devolution: English Devolution

Submitting our response to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s Inquiry – The Evolution of Devolution: English Devolution, Chair of South East England Councils, Cllr Roy Perry said: “The Conservative Party 2019 General Election manifesto outlined a commitment to “devolving power to people and places across the UK”. The manifesto said its ambition was for …

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SEEC response to MHCLG’s Planning For The Future White Paper

Submitting our response to the MHCLG’s Planning for the future consultation, Chair of South East England Councils (SEEC) Cllr Roy Perry said: “The South East is already under tremendous planning pressure not least because of higher development costs and it is important that careful attention is paid to the particular issues of the region. We do …

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SEEC response: MHCLG changes to the current planning system consultation

 “The South East is already under tremendous planning pressure through higher development costs and it is important that careful attention is paid to the particular issues of the region. Furthermore, under this proposed housing methodology, there is concern among local authorities, that the South East will face greatest burden in delivering on these revised targets …

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SEEC Response to the BEIS Select Committee’s ‘Levelling-up’ sub-inquiry

South East England Councils response to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee’s (BEIS) ‘Levelling-Up’ sub-inquiry   Post-pandemic economic growth: Levelling up – local and regional structures and the delivery of economic growth sub-inquiry  “The ambition to level-up economic growth across the country is commendable and supported, but not at the price of holding back …

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