Chelgate Local Newsletter – February 2020

February 17th, 2020 by

This month: Do we see a shift?, What could the conservative victory mean for housing?, Are Councillors at risk of losing their decision-making powers from planning? The importance of community engagement in planning and Government Cabinet Reshuffle 2020.   Do we see a shift? By Michael Hardware, Director of Planning and Property Three local plans have failed, and there are rumours that the Ministry is becoming more proactive. Sevenoaks, Uttlesford and now St Albans local plans have all hit the buffers and MHCLG has been pushing various councils to make more progress. The Sevenoaks local plan foundered late last year […]

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Government Cabinet Reshuffle 2020

February 14th, 2020 by

  Last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered his much-anticipated post-Brexit Government cabinet reshuffle. It saw the departure of many prominent ministers, some expected whilst others were perhaps a little surprising and one was very unexpected. The cabinet reshuffle sent a clear message overall that Johnson will only enter post-Brexit negotiations with ministers loyal to his party whip, by his side. Some of the more headlining departures and promotions have been listed below. Perhaps the most unexpected news came from Sajid Javid. Whilst the he was given the option to stay as Chancellor the offer came with some painful conditions […]

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The latest episode of our “Opinion Battlegrounds” podcast is now live

February 6th, 2020 by

The latest episode of our “Opinion Battlegrounds” podcast is now live. This week we are happily chewing over the Iowa fiasco, Boris the Pub Bruiser and the Labour leadership One Horse Race (or is it?) SoundCloud Download

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