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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Local Plan Updates – January 2021

Jan 4, 2021

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Ashford –The Ashford Local Plan 2030 was adopted in February 2019.  Aylesbury Vale – The latest stage is the consultation on the Further Main Modifications, which is open from 15 December 2020 until 9 February 2021. These are a second stage of Main Modifications

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All at Chelgate Local wish you a very happy New Year

Jan 4, 2021

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By Michael Hardware, Director of Planning and Property The past year has been one many will understandably want to forget, but it will be remembered for a long time. Chelgate sent its staff to work from home on 10th March which, at the time, seemed a little drastic. The firm worked throughout the lock

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St Albans Council fails…again!

Nov 30, 2020

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By Ruby Burdett, Consultant  St Albans Council has withdrawn its Local Plan for a second time. Unlike previously (2017), it decided not to judicially review the inspectors’ findings, and did not wait for the outcome of the Sevenoaks High Court challenge. The council still has the second-oldest Local Plan in the country (1994) and it now needs

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