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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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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New NPPF ends Government summer policy drought

August 1st, 2018 by

Daniel Fryd, a Senior Consultant at our Chelgate Local division, has published the following article on Pub Affairs highlighting the fact that the new NPPF ends Government summer policy drought. In a day for burying Government announcements, Communities Secretary James Brokenshire revealed the new ‘National Planning Policy Framework’ (NPPF) on 24th July, providing good news for build-to-rent developers and bad news for councils dragging their feet. Read Chelgate’s analysis of the key announcements below: On a swelteringly hot final day before summer Parliamentary recess, housing and planning professionals across the country sat with ‘bated’ breath and awaited the various MHCLG announcements they had been […]

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Park Homes in the spotlight!

July 11th, 2018 by

The following article written by Mike Hardware, Associate Director, concerning Park Homes has been published by PlacemakingResource. The popularity of mobile homes has grown significantly in recent years. No longer the preserve of the over-55s or retiring couples, rising house prices and decreasing affordability have led to these homes becoming more mainstream with over 3,000 sites across the UK. But the peace and quiet of these serene oases is potentially under threat by overzealous local authorities. Park homes, as they are better known, have been around since the 1940s, which is when Warfield Park in Bracknell was first established. The Mobile Homes Act of […]

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Nothing more permanent than a temporary, or special, TAXE3 committee

April 27th, 2018 by

Our ‘man on the ground’ in Brussels, Chris Morris, has had the honour of posting this week’s ‘A Week in Brussels’ report for PubAffairs. You can read his article below or access it via the PubAffairs website here: There is nothing more permanent than a temporary tax, or so the saying goes. Never is this truer than in the European Parliament where there is nothing more permanent than a temporary, or special, tax committee. This week saw our latest installment, which comes in the form of the Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance (TAXE3). TAXE3 carries […]

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Essex Garden Towns and Garden Villages

January 22nd, 2018 by

By Michael Hardware, Associate Director, Chelgate Local – Essex Garden Villages This article was published as an opinion piece in PlacemakingResource on 22nd January. You can view it here (subscription needed). Essex may soon overtake Kent as the ‘Garden of England’, with numerous garden communities planned and new bids about to be announced. Several of Essex’s councils are taking an increasingly prominent role in the development of these new communities. Working collaboratively using garden city principles and an infrastructure-first approach, the new garden towns and villages are set to deliver significant numbers of new homes in communities in which people […]

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Executive Chairman in 2018 Spears 500 list

December 7th, 2017 by

Chelgate Executive Chairman, Terence Fane-Saunders, has been listed as one of the top ten Reputation Managers in the profession. The accolade comes in the 2018 edition of the prestigious Spears 500 which each year identifies the top individuals in each of the key professions for its audience of High Net Worth individuals. Listed as “Outstanding in field” the publication cites his particular expertise in Crisis Management. “It’s very flattering to be recognised in this way”, Fane-Saunders commented, “particularly as we do maintain a particularly low-profile and discreet approach where our client assignment are concerned”.

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Chelgate Local Breakfast Briefing

November 17th, 2017 by

  Chelgate Local is hosting a Breakfast Briefing on December 5 about Garden Towns and Villages at Essex County Cricket Club in Chelmsford. Come and have breakfast with senior Essex and Hertfordshire politicians and discuss current projects in Essex and Hertfordshire and hear their views on solving the housing crisis. Held in conjunction with Bidwells please reply to this email or contact rlass@chelgate.com to find out more and reserve a place.   About Chelgate Local Chelgate Local offers a comprehensive range of strategic communications advice, planning PR, advocacy, consultation and engagement to support our clients as they move through the […]

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Brexit-Free Bruxelles

October 13th, 2017 by

Our ‘man on the ground’ in Brussels, Chris Morris, has had the honour of posting this week’s ‘A Week in Brussels’ report for PubAffairs. You can read his article below or access it via the PubAffairs website here:   Forget Article 50, Brussels was far more interested in Article 155 this week. The now infamous weapon in Madrid’s arsenal to withdraw the powers of autonomous areas. Whilst Brussels is at strains to not discuss Catalan’s ambiguous declaration of independence in public, it has certainly been the hot topic that people are talking about in the Brussels bars this week. Quite […]

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A Week in Brussels

May 26th, 2017 by

Our ‘man on the ground’ in Brussels has had the honour of posting this week’s ‘A Week in Brussels’ report for PubAffairs. You can read his article below or access it via the PubAffairs website here: “This week has been all about President Trump’s visit to the Brussels bubble. But as I write this, I know that the President would beat any verbose, post-visit analysis with just 140 characters on his Twitter feed during his flight on to Italy. The trip has not alleviated fears in the EU’s upper echelons about the President’s plans. There was no meeting of minds […]

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