The East of England Regional Assembly (EERA) has today called for information about potential new developments of between 2,000 and 20,000 homes.

New planning rules allowing the majority of homeowners to extend their homes without the need for planning permission have come into effect today.

Just over seven out of ten businesses feel that council enforced regulations can be as big or a bigger burden than tax and employment law, according to a new survey.

Waste facilities in Leicestershire and the South West will see major improvements thanks to a combined £181.6 million in funding announced by Defra today.

The number of households in fuel poverty rose to 3.5 million in 2006, the latest Government figures have shown today.

A new body to support organisations working with deaf and disabled people in the capital, has been launched by London Councils.

Sir Ian Blair has announced his resignation as Metropolitan Police Commissioner this afternoon, saying he could not continue without the support of London mayor Boris Johnson.

Barnet Council has struck the first formal agreement between a local authority and local police service to deal with media relations for both parties.

A local authority has launched a drive to tackle a rise in home repossessions caused by the credit crunch.

Proposals to sell Cheltenham Borough Council's stake in the town's Regent Arcade will be put before cabinet members next week.

The Audit Commission, has given its approval to the way Somerset County Council set up a 10 year, £400 million contract which aims to save millions of pounds of Somerset taxpayers' money.

Equal pay claims are one of the biggest employment issues facing the public sector in decades, a leading law firm has said.