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Since then Calderdale is one of only four post-transfer authorities in England that have been assessed as well above average’ for the quality of their strategic and enabling role and is the only one to have been awarded this two years running. Since the transfer Pennine and the Council have continued to develop a good working relationship, with each leading on different initiatives at www.sydneypropertyvaluation.com.au. Pennine is a key player in local regeneration with a substantial investment programme and is a full member of the Local Strategic Partnership.

I think the most important thing for government is to address the principle. If there is a will to harmonize there should be a way to do it where the revenue implications are broadly neutral. It all depends on how they do the figures. If they are done simply on revenue loss, then you will get one figure. If the figures are calculated with regard to the improvement in housing stock and the effects on rateable value, you will get an entirely different figure.

The MP now hopes to follow up his Early Day Motion by seeking an Adjournment Debate in the House of Commons. And Mr. Marsden believes the time is now right for interested parties outside parliament to join forces for an effective lobby of government. Harmonisation is a significant move and will only be addressed by a combination of pressure within parliament and strong external lobbying. We need to see a more proactive and joined up approach from the various groups who want to see this change. The broader the alliance which can be put together to campaign, the more chance there is for success. more details: Adelaide Property Valuers

We need representatives from industry, churches, the heritage lobby and environmental groups to join forces. There is certainly a common cause to be fought as you can demonstrate the benefits of harmonization in each of these areas. Mr. Marsden believes an influential person such as architect Richard Rogers could be persuaded to act as a figurehead or coordinator for such a lobby. It’s interesting because this issue can be addressed from so many viewpoints, I believe we are likely to have more success in persuading government if we stress the broad nature of these concerns.

The government is to publish its Urban White Paper shortly and Mr. Marsden is convinced this could provide an ideal opportunity to press for harmonization. The Department of the Environment is very aware of this issue and certainly sympathetic to it in principle, We are also expecting the Rural White Paper in the Autumn and this will be another opportunity to stress the link between harmonization and local regeneration and employment. We now have more Labour MPs representing rural constituencies than ever before so it is important they are aware of the potential benefits.I think the most important thing for government is to address the principle. If there is a will to harmonize there should be a way to do it where the revenue implications are broadly neutral. It all depends on how they do the figures. If they are done simply on revenue loss, then you will get one figure. If the figures are calculated with regard to the improvement in housing stock and the effects on rateable value, you will get an entirely different figure.

 

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