Housing for the ageing population

Apr 8, 2021

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By Ruby Burdett, Consultant  In March 2021, our client, Inspired Villages, hosted a workshop entitled ‘Housing-with-care’ at the Conservative Councillor’s Association (CCA) Local Government Conference. The presentation highlighted the current lack of provision of housing for older people, the limited choice and flexibility, and the impacts this is having on society.   Currently, living options for older people are limited: they can

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Local Elections

Apr 8, 2021

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By Michael Hardware, Director of Planning and Property The elections in May will be complicated, and confusing for voters. In some areas they will have four elections at once, all with different candidates: county, district, Police and Crime Commissioner and referendums on neighbourhood plans. There are

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Local Plan Updates – April 2021

Apr 8, 2021

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Ashford –The Ashford Local Plan 2030 was adopted in February 2019.   Aylesbury Vale – The second stage of Main Modifications were presented to the Inspector to consider them along with the representations. The hearing statements submitted in response to the Inspector’s Agendas for the Main Modifications hearing

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Local government reforms

Apr 8, 2021

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By Michael Hardware, Director of Planning and Property The prospect of radical local government reforms emerged in the late summer last year resulting in a frenzy of activity around the country. A manifesto pledge in the 2019 General Election, this will involve dissolving counties,

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Hertfordshire Developers Group

Apr 8, 2021

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By Michael Hardware, Director of Planning and Property Chelgate Local is working with partners to help create a developers group for Hertfordshire. Discussions are ongoing with the Hertfordshire Growth Board and founding members about creating the group, its structure, governance and programme. Developers groups have

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The latest news on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc

Apr 8, 2021

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By Ruby Burdett, Consultant  In his budget in spring last year, the chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced the Government’s growth plans for the area connecting Oxford and Cambridge. Almost a year later, after near radio silence on the matter, the Government has revisited the subject and has announced their

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Sevenoaks Council is not giving up on its Local Plan

Jan 5, 2021

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By Kasia Banaś, Account Director   Sevenoaks Council is not giving up on its  Local Plan. Following a firm rejection of a judicial review of the Planning Inspectorate’s decision on the local plan by the High Court, the authority has now lodged an application to appeal against the ruling.  The Planning

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