Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, is urging Brighton & Hove City Council to use powers that have been granted to local authorities by the Sustainable Communities Act, in order to increase decision-making that is made at a local level.
The Sustainable Communities Act allows residents to propose new powers, the removal of bureaucratic hurdles or a transfer of public money from central to local government. Examples of projects that are covered by the act include promoting local investment, protecting parks and open spaces and improving public transport.
Commenting, Mike said: “I am keen that as many decisions as possible are made at a local level. I hope that residents and Brighton & Hove City Council alike will embrace the powers that are available through the Sustainable Communities Act and help to make local democracy stronger by taking action that is relevant to a specific area.”