Local Plan Updates – January 2022

Jan 20, 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 – The

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Housing Delivery Test 2021

Jan 18, 2022

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By Michael Hardware, Director of Planning and Property The 2021 housing delivery test results were published on Friday by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). The test period covers the last three financial years, so from 2018 to 2021

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NHS restructuring

Jan 10, 2022

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By Michael Hardware, Director of Planning and Property The bodies deciding on healthcare provision and developer contributions will change from next April.  The current Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), which have been in place since 2012, will be transferred into new Integrated Care

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Local government reforms: back on the table

Jan 10, 2022

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By Michael Hardware, Director of Planning and Property Despite being pushed into the long grass last year, local government reforms have certainly not gone away. Originally in the 2019 election manifesto, there was a brief reveal in the summer last year but this resulted

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Local Elections Takeaways

May 13, 2021

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By Kasia Banaś, Account Director  Conservative gains  Last week’s local elections were hailed as a big success for the Conservatives who took control of a dozen councils and gained more than 200 new Tory councillors. Local elections and by-elections are traditionally a trying period for a governing party

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Mixed results across the south east

May 13, 2021

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By Michael Hardware, Director of Planning and Property The Conservatives had a good night generally in the south east last Thursday, although tempered somewhat by growing support for the LibDems, the Greens and for resident candidates, all perhaps an indication of future trends. Labour had an excellent night in London. 

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