Essex Developer Engagement Events

Oct 28, 2020

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By Michael Hardware, Director of Planning and Property Essex County Council (ECC) has announced the first of a series of developer engagement events. A webinar discussing the industry’s role in skills and training will be held on Tuesday 10th November between 4.10pm and 5.15pm.  ECC would like to hear views and discuss how industry can help to shape

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Local Plan Updates – October 2020

Oct 28, 2020

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Ashford –The Ashford Local Plan 2030 was adopted in February 2019.   Aylesbury Vale – Following completion of the examination hearings and the publication of the Inspector’s Interim Findings the Council has worked with the Inspector to agree the modifications to the plan

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Could Jenrick be forced to water down yet another reform?

Oct 28, 2020

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By Ruby Burdett, Consultant  The MHCLG’s proposal for a standard algorithm to calculate housing need has sparked much criticism. The former Prime Minister, Theresa May, seems to be spearheading the fight to urge the Government to re-think the reform. After voicing her concerns in a debate motioned by MP Bob Seely, it seems Theresa May has influenced a number of her fellow MPs not

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Another (local plan) bites the dust

Oct 22, 2020

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By Kasia Banaś, Account Director  Chiltern and South Bucks (CSB) Local Plan is the latest victim of a failure in the duty to cooperate process and the latest hotly anticipated reform of the planning system. Bruised by some damming comments from the

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Tory backlash on radical reform

Oct 15, 2020

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By Liam Herbert, Chief Executive Officer It would seem that plans by No 10 and MHCLG to bring root and branch reform of local government have quietly fallen into the very very long grass. Following a robust reaction from many

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