The deadline for councils to submit proposals under the Sustainable Communities Act was the 31st July. The Act empowers local councils to put forward ideas to improve the quality of life and the sustainability of their local areas.
As we've previously reported, the Labour administration in Hackney has consulted with residents over the use of the Act, and have now put in a submission which is aiming to tackle the concentration of betting shops on our high streets.
What happens next?
Nearly 300 proposals were submitted to the Local Government Association. The full list of proposals from councils all across the country are here.
The Local Government Association will draw up a list of proposals which will be submitted to Communities Secretary John Denham MP at the end of the year.
The Secretary of State will have the final say on what plans are given the go ahead.