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 […]Read More..
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 […]Read More..
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 […]Read More..
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 […]Read More..
Planning Ahead – Planning news, views and insight This month: Land value capture reform, boost for garden communities, digging into the Social Housing Green Paper and is Right to Buy heading in the wrong direction? Government looks Onward to land value capture reform By Kasia Banas, Consultant The government has been called on to consider radical reform of land value capture for communities in an open letter addressed to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP. The letter from conservative think-tank Onward was signed by 16 organisations including the […]Read More..