Our Events


We organise and sponsor various planning policy events on industry-related topics. Upcoming events include:

27 June 2019, Oxford Town Hall: Unlocking Growth in Oxford and Oxfordshire: Chelgate Local and Lichfields are delighted to invite you to a breakfast briefing seminar to hear how potential growth in Oxford and Oxfordshire will be unlocked and managed in the coming years. Speakers include Leader of Oxfordshire County Council and Chief Executive of OxLEP. More details are available here.

Previous events

8 May 2019, Milton Keynes: Oxford-Cambridge Growth Corridor: In partnership with Bidwells, we are organised a breakfast briefing on delivery of housing and infrastructure in the Oxford-Cambridge Growth Corridor. Speakers included Leader of Cherwell District Council and Deputy Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council.

9 April 2019, London: Air rights and upward development: We co-hosted a seminar in Central London looking at the use and impact of air rights and proposed upward development PD rights. Speakers included DLP Planning, Westminster Council and Apex AirSpace.

POSTPONED – March 2019, North London: The impact of new infrastructure on development The proposed Cross Rail Two link across London from Hertfordshire to Surrey and HS2 from London to the north will both have a significant impacts. This seminar will hear the views of planners, developers and councillors on the extent of that impact and how it will be managed.

January 2019, Maidstone, Kent: The impact of an ageing population on housing provision We co-hosted a breakfast briefing seminar for 70 people on housing for older people in January. The keynote speaker gave a preview on new MHCLG policy and guidance soon to be published. Other speakers included McCarthy & Stone, Retirement Villages, Barton Willmore, Maidstone Council and Ashford Council. Further details can be found here.

December 2018, St Albans, Hertfordshire: The changing role of county councils in local planning We hosted a breakfast briefing seminar on the role of county councils – over 40 people enjoyed a sumptuous breakfast and heard form leading councillors and developers about how things are changing. A write-up of the event can be found here.

November 2018, Chelmsford: Essex & South East Built Environment Network (BEN)Chelgate Local supported this BEN event and exhibited on the day. Over 140 people attended hearing presentations from Essex County Council, Weston Homes, London Southend Airport, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust.