Michael Hardware

Director of Planning and Property

Michael has over 35 years’ experience of planning public affairs working on a wide range of projects across the UK including residential, retail, commercial and energy, as well as public open spaces and even a national memorial.

He started his career working client-side for the development arm of William Sindall PLC, now Morgan Sindall. He has subsequently worked for many of the leading developers and housebuilders on projects across the UK.

Michael is a serving county and district councillor: a cabinet member responsble for regeneration, strategic growth, planning policy and development management, and chairs a county property review task force. He also sits on a garden town board. Previously, he has held deputy cabinet posts for economic development and health & adult social care.

Michael leads Chelgate’s corporate practice, which includes Chelgate Local, and has worked on a multitude of projects and clients during his 29 years with the company including British Gas, The Royal Parks, London Development Agency, Center Parcs, Greater London Authority, West Northamptonshire Development Corporation, Mitsubishi and Carillion.

He is also the current president of the Chartered Institute of Journalists, chairs the board of a multi-academy trust, is a governor of Harlow College and is a member of the TCPA.

Email: Michael Hardware
Tel: 020 7939 7989
Twitter: Michaelhardware
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