BUDGET 2016

Mar 16, 2016

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In this year’s Budget there were a number of announcements, covering: devolution, infrastructure, housebuilding and planning, stamp duty, and ISAs – all of which will potentially have a large effect on those involved in the property and planning sectors. New

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Developing Brownfield Sites Conference

Mar 8, 2016

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Last week our deputy chairman, Nick Wood-Dow, chaired a Westminster Briefing on developing brownfield sites. The Government has recognised the need to encourage building. House prices are rocketing skywards and there is not nearly enough housing supply of the right

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Developing Brownfield Sites

Feb 25, 2016

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With twin ambitions to build more homes while protecting the Green Belt, the Government is keen to see more development on brownfield land. The Housing & Planning Bill, currently going through Parliament, will create the legislative framework to make this

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Westminster Briefing: Housing and Planning

Feb 4, 2016

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Transforming Generation Rent into Generation Buy: The Housing & Planning Bill, Starter Homes & Affordable Housing Thursday 18th February 2016: 11.00am – 3.30pm (including networking lunch)110 Rochester Row, Victoria, London Confirmed Speakers Include: Mike Kiely, Chair, Planning Officers Society Andrew Taylor,

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Planning Policy 2016

Feb 3, 2016

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Chelgate’s Nick Wood-Dow chaired a Westminster Briefing seminar “Planning Policy in 2016” in Manchester on 21 January. It was attended by 35 planning professionals from the public and private sector, including planning directors of local authorities and several Councillors. Permission in

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The future of solar

Nov 25, 2015

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Today (November 25, 2015), the Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, used Prime Minister’s Questions to ask five of his six questions about the Government’s energy policy. He expressed concerns that the reduction in subsidies, especially solar, will result in

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