Opinion: Can developer groups help enable better delivery

September 24th, 2020 by

The following article written by Michael Hardware has been published in Placemaking Resource, part of Planning magazine. The article can be viewed on this link (registration required).     By Michael Hardware, Chelgate’s director of planning and property. He is also a serving county and district councillor. Several counties have seen the emergence of developer groups in recent years. These should not be confused with developer forums which tend to focus on individual plan areas. Developer groups cover a county, appealing to housebuilders, developers and their consultants which operate there. They also work in partnership with Local Enterprise Partnerships, county […]

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Chelgate Local Newsletter – September 2020

September 23rd, 2020 by

  This month we bring you our series of online seminars on forthcoming proposals on reorganisation of local government and planning reforms. Read on for news on the Sevenoaks and St Albans Local Plans, Maidstone’s gamble to keep housing numbers down, the future of Cambridge, and much more…   Sevenoaks to St Albans By Michael Hardware, Director of Planning and Property Not usually associated but these two districts are currently on a similar path: planning inspectors have found both wanting in their duty to cooperate with adjoining authorities. Sevenoaks was in the High Court earlier this month with a judicial […]

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Local Government and Planning Reform Events

September 16th, 2020 by

  Hear more about forthcoming plans for the re-organisation of local government and reform of planning in Chelgate Local’s series of events!   We would like to invite you to join our latest series of live events being hosted by Chelgate Local. We have lined-up a range of speakers to help us dive into the Government’s proposed changes to local government and the planning system. We are starting with a general update, closely followed by separate briefings on Essex and Surrey, which are set to be in the first waves of local government reforms. Knight Frank will be our guests […]

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Chelgate Public Affairs Newsletter – September 2020

September 8th, 2020 by

  This month we bring you news on sustainable mobility, the EU’s future (zero) waste policy, Brexit, the re-opening of Brussels and much more…   Norway: What can the e-mobility poster child teach the European Commission on sustainable mobility? The new EU Strategy for a Sustainable and Smart Mobility, which will be published in December 2020, seeks to streamline clean, connected and smart mobility across the EU. While European roads are still dominated by combustion engines, just outside the EU, Norway sits in the driving seat of the transition to e-mobility. What can Norway teach the Commission on sustainable mobility? […]

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