2022 Local Elections

May 3, 2022

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By Michael Hardware, Director of Planning and Property It is that time of year again: tomorrow sees a plethora of district, borough, city and parish elections, together with all the London Boroughs and some other mayoral elections. The national polls are important

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Local Plan Updates – May 2022

May 3, 2022

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Ashford – The Ashford Local Plan 2030 was adopted in February 2019. Aylesbury Vale – The Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan 2013-2033 was adopted by Buckinghamshire Council as a Development Plan Document on the 15th September 2021. Basildon – Following the decision of

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Levelling Up?

May 3, 2022

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By Michael Hardware, Director of Planning and Property The Levelling Up white paper was published in February. It was not quite what everyone was expecting, and only partially explained what levelling up was and will be. The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill

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Planning Gain Reform

May 3, 2022

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By Michael Hardware, Director of Planning and Property Next week’s Queen’s speech is expected to include legislation to reform S106 payments and ‘affordable’ homes provision, replacing it with a flat-rate tariff, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph on 16 April

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