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Local Government and Communities Directorate

What we do

We deliver better outcomes for people and the places in which they live, building assets within communities and encouraging citizen ownership.

We are responsible for:

  • strengthening the relationship between central and local government and across the wider public sector
  • strategy, policy and guidance on planning and architecture
  • promoting the creation of successful, sustainable places
  • leading policy on the third sector, equality and human rights
  • balancing the government's climate change aspirations with sustainable economic growth
  • promoting reform of public services and ensuring that community planning arrangements support the implementation of that reform

Who we are

Cabinet Secretary and Ministers

Management