The Localism Act sets out a series of measures with the potential to achieve a substantial and lasting shift in power away from central government and towards local people. They include:
- new freedoms and flexibilities for local government;
- new rights and powers for communities and individuals;
- reform to make the planning system more democratic and more effective, and
- reform to ensure that decisions about housing are taken locally.
Read more about the Localism Act 2011 from gov.uk: