NPPF timetable, the Letwin Review and an MP attacks ‘predatory’ developers New timescales for NPPF revealed Secretary of State, Sajid Javid, is working towards an ‘Easter’ date for publication of the new draft NPPF, it was revealed last week. The long-awaited changes to the country’s ‘planning bible’ will include the rollout of the new method for calculating Objectively Assessed Housing Need. This was met with fury from many of the Conservative government’s own councils in the Home Counties when it was initially released in September last year. The revised NPPF is also expected to bring changes to the way developers […]Read More..
Dominic Raab MP has today been confirmed as the new Minister for Housing. An up-and-coming MP who was part of the 2010 intake, Raab is thought of as veering towards the right wing of the party, and will be a controversial choice for some in the housing and planning sector due to his tough views on immigration. Raab becomes the 16th housing minister in just 20 years, and will work with the newly re-appointed Secretary of State Sajid Javid to keep Housing at the top of the Government’s agenda. Leaving his post as Minister of State at the Ministry of […]Read More..
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”.Read More..
Budget breakdown, Letwin review and Oxfordshire deals A vision for homes? Just a few weeks ago Theresa May dedicated what remains of her premiership to fixing the housing problem. A bold claim and one which she almost immediately passed to besieged Phillip Hammond to deliver in his Budget today. And Spreadsheet Phil has come up with an interesting package of measures, but is there any real substance here? The answer is not really. The Chancellor has announced a few new measures, repackaged a few older measures and carefully sought to break down the dominance of the big house builders […]Read More..
Today’s Budget has been billed as make or break for the Chancellor, and no one can deny that he is in a difficult spot. He’s become the target of the more avid Brexiteers for sounding a note of caution and amongst the public for failing to put austerity aside. Here is our Budget analysis. The politics has been fierce with ministers, civic servants and others using national platforms to beg for more investment, while behind the scenes there has been bitter infighting with re-writes still being finalised last night. So, what did we get? Well a surprisingly amusing speech at […]Read More..