Last month, communities secretary Hazel Blears set out her community empowerment agenda. In her speech, she outlined proposals to create change at a local level. Her plan was based on existing good practice and combined a range of actions to broaden and deepen empowerment activity. Planning Aid featured as a success story on the list of initiatives to give citizens a greater role in planning.
The report is available online at www.communities.gov.uk/publications/communities/communityempowermentacti onplan.