Councils frustrated by Whitehall siloes, says chief

By Mark Conrad | 07 May 2024

Whitehall’s siloed approach to city centre renewal has led to ‘real frustration’ from councils, slowed down projects and increased costs, a local authority chief has warned.

Addressing the House of Lords Built Environment Committee today, Sunderland City Council chief executive Patrick Melia said the sector’s ability to regenerate Britain’s town centres had been hit by the ‘siloed approach across government departments’.

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