Chelgate Local Newsletter – February 2019

February 1st, 2019 by

  2019 picks up speed: Land values languish, key infrastructure projects, jobs boom but young suffer, and breakfast briefing recap Three key infrastructure projects to watch in 2019 By Daniel Fryd, Account Director Ahead of Chelgate’s Breakfast Briefing on ‘Infrastructure-led Growth’ on 6th March, we take a look at three of the key infrastructure projects set to drive growth and change the shape of the country. No earth will be moved, nor any bricks will be laid for any of these projects this year but make no mistake: 2019 will be a critical year for each of these schemes. With […]

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Chelgate Local Newsletter – January 2019

January 4th, 2019 by

Chelgate Local’s first newsletter of 2019: Housing an ageing population, modular houses, bank of mum and dad, movers stick close to home, and breakfast briefing debrief   Hesitant home movers stick to what they know By Vivienne Shirley, Senior Consultant Half of home movers move less than 10 miles, and we are moving half as often as we did 30 years ago, new research shows. Analysis by home moving company AnyVan.com of over 18,000 home removal jobs showed 48% of moves are less than 10 miles from people’s current homes, with 27% less than 5 miles. This is not too […]

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Chelgate Local – Maidstone Breakfast Briefing on the impact of an aging population on housing provision

December 17th, 2018 by

You are invited to our Breakfast Briefing on the impact of an aging population on housing provision   Get up to speed on the government’s latest policies and guidance on later living and explore how developers and planners can help provide housing which meets the needs of all sectors of the economy. Chelgate Local and Barton Willmore would like to invite you to a breakfast briefing on the impact of an aging population on housing provision. You will hear from the MHCLG officer responsible for development of new policy and guidance in the area, together with leading local politicians, developers […]

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Chelgate Local Newsletter – December 2018

November 30th, 2018 by

Raynsford Review, understanding councillors, super-prime market steadies, Castle Point crisis and new homes slow   Raynsford reins in ‘patchwork’ planning system By Kasia Banas, Consultant There is a ‘chaotic patchwork’ of different planning responsibilities in the country, the long-awaited Raynsford Review of the planning system warned earlier this month. The report, which provides “a holistic appraisal of the kind of planning system that England will need from 2020 onwards”, calls for a people-centred planning system, compatible with promoting the health, well-being and civil rights of communities. The esteemed former Housing Minister Nick Raynsford identifies restoring public confidence in the planning […]

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Chelgate Local – St. Albans Breakfast Briefing on the Role of County Councils in Planning

November 8th, 2018 by

Get up to speed on the fast-changing role of county councils in planning with speakers from county councils, housing associations, development companies and local councils.   Chelgate Local is hosting a breakfast briefing on the shifting role of county councils in planning We will hear from leading local politicians, housing associations and developers on how county councils are starting to play a far greater role in the planning of infrastructure and large-scale developments, especially garden communities. The briefing is free to attend with breakfast provided – tickets are limited so please register with vshirley@chelgate.com to secure your place. Speakers include: […]

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Chelgate Local Newsletter – November 2018

October 31st, 2018 by

  This month: Letwin on land banking, Malthouse ignores ONS stats, upwards extensions, HRA borrowing cap and TCPA’s tips on affordable housing   Malthouse calls for “more, better, faster” as Gov ignore latest population stats By Daniel Fryd, Senior Consultant Government will not change its housing need targets despite official statistics predicting lower household growth than previously thought, it was confirmed last week. In a consultation report launched at the end of last week, just before the Budget and its slew of other reports was released, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) set out its latest position […]

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Built Environment Networking Event

October 17th, 2018 by

  Chelgate Local is excited to be supporting Built Environment Networking’s event focused on development in Essex and the South East! Get up to speed with the Essex property market with discussions by leading local politicians and executives, outlining the development plans for some of the region’s biggest projects. With close proximity to London, Essex is a key centre for economic growth, and councils have started to team up to deliver joint strategic plans to accelerate the creation of housing, jobs and businesses. In Chelmsford we’ll be hearing from: Cllr Gagan Mohindra – Cabinet Member for Economic Development at Essex […]

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Conference roundup special

October 5th, 2018 by

Our one-minute party conference summary…   The dust has finally settled from another entertaining 2018 party political conference season, with plenty to mull over. One unforgettable highlight this week saw an unconventional podium walk from the Prime Minister at the Conservative conference in Birmingham. Aside from that, the past three weeks has also seen Labour coming out strong in Liverpool and the LibDems reasserting themselves in Brighton. There were no disasters, no mishaps, no significant rows, a potential bid to join the 2019 “Strictly” team, Diane Abbott beer mats, Vince Cable mugs and the occasional ‘exotic spresm’. There was offence […]

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Chelgate Local Newsletter – October2018

September 28th, 2018 by

This month: CaMkOx corridor, greenfield land prices flourish, ONS releases fresh household projections, and new Head of Chelgate Local New head of Chelgate Local Michael Hardware has been appointed to head Chelgate’s planning public affairs division, Chelgate Local. With a career spanning over 30 years, 24 of them at Chelgate, Michael has a wealth of experience in property and construction. Over those years he has worked with many of the leading developers and housebuilders undertaking planning public affairs and consultation assignments on a myriad of different projects across the country. As a serving county and district councillor, he brings experience […]

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County Councils step up

September 13th, 2018 by

By Michael Hardware, Director of Planning and Property at Chelgate Local This article was published in Housebuilder magazine on September 7, 2018. You can view it here (registration required). The role of county councils in planning appears to be changing. Hertfordshire County Council last year called for more planning powers to be able to provide infrastructure, whereas earlier this year it was rumoured that failed local plans may well be passed to county councils to oversee. Some councils are already taking a far greater role in the planning of larger developments, especially garden towns and villages. This could be a belated […]

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