What have Lewisham, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire got in common?

Asks the Total Politics local government blog.

It turns out to be that they are places which have done some thinking about gender and planning.

The University of Cambridge has the detail:

In the London Borough of Lewisham, for example, council officers have introduced new mechanisms to assess gender equality in their development and planning schemes. As a result, Lewisham has changed its approach to where new business developments are zoned in an effort to reduce long-distance commuting and to ensure that women have more jobs available close to where they live.

According the Guardian the LGA says:

Councils simply won’t recognise the findings.

The question should surely be whether the public would.

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About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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