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

County Councils in Planning

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 to secure your place.

Speakers include:

Andrew Taylor FRTPI – Head of Planning at Countryside Properties

Role of County Councils in Planning






David Bogle – Chief Executive of Hightown Housing Association 

Role of County Councils in Planning






Cllr Graham Sutton – Portfolio Holder for Planning at Dacorum Borough Council


Role of County Councils in Planning






Cllr Chris White – Herts County Council and St Albans City & District Council

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Cllr Mike Hardware – Essex County Council and Harlow District Council, Head of Planning at Chelgate Local


Date: 7th December 2018

Venue:  Mercure St Albans Noke Hotel, Watford Road, St Albans, AL2 3DS


  • 8am: Registration
  • 8-8.45am: Breakfast and networking
  • 8.45-9.30am: Speeches
  • 9.30-9.45am: Q&A
  • 10am: Finish

The briefing is free to attend with breakfast provided – tickets are limited so please register with to secure your 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 planning process from site allocation to planning and construction.

We work hand-in-hand with our clients to get under the skin of a project and understand their objectives. We’re not shy about taking a different or unusual approach and will tell our clients when they are wrong.

Our strategies are designed to meet and match the planning programme and create a comprehensive strategy to take the project forward and meet our objectives.

We constantly review our offer and have successfully embraced new technology and combined it with the best traditional techniques. We know when social media works and when it needs to be avoided. Fundamentally we recognise that we need to make engagement easy and genuine.

Our team provides:

• Political advocacy and engagement
• Government relations
• Community engagement
• Community consultation and community planning
• Media relations
• Digital campaigning
• Supporter mobilisation
• Construction communications
• Issues and reputation management


The Chelgate Local team has particular experience in developing stakeholder engagement, consultation and political campaigns to support:

• Site promotion and development
• Energy generation and infrastructure
• Commercial and retail
• Housing – public and private sector
• Regeneration and contaminated land