Social Housing Green Paper introduces League Tables and “springboard” to ownership

August 15th, 2018 by

  By Kasia Banas, Consultant Following months of delays and anticipation, a ‘new deal’ for social housing residents has been launched by the Secretary of State for Communities, James Brokenshire. But despite a raft of new Ministers working on the plan and promises from former Communities Secretary Sajid Javid that the paper would deliver “more of the right homes built in the right places”, the announcements in today’s paper have fallen somewhat flat with housing associations. Launching the paper yesterday, James Brokenshire said that “Providing high quality and well managed social housing is a core priority for this government”, and […]

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Chelgate Local Newsletter – August 2018

August 2nd, 2018 by

Planning Ahead – Planning news, views, and insight This month: New NPPF, it’s all happening in Basildon, and no sign of the Social Housing Green Paper Welcome to August’s edition of Chelgate Local’s Newsletter, Planning Ahead. Things have been hotting up at Chelgate Local this month along with the weather. We achieved planning permission for a residential scheme in Kent, started work on a major new project in Uttlesford, and got draft allocation for a 4,000-home garden village in Tandridge. Please find further information below about how to get in touch for help with your projects, and to sign up […]

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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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Artificial Intelligence Introductory Guide

July 15th, 2018 by

UK GOVERNMENT SECTOR DEAL AND THE EU COMMISSION APPROACH ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE   Recently, the UK Government and EU Commission have announced bold aspirations for the Artificial Intelligence sector. Both announcements could have potentially wide-ranging ramifications for the growth of individual sectors – health, finance, transport – as well as the artificial intelligence sector taken as a whole. Both approaches will set the course for the artificial intelligence industry in the UK and EU for the next ten years. If the decision makers get it right, the benefits from the growth in artificial intelligence will be a revolution for the […]

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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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