Planning news, views and insight – April 2020

This month we bring you updates on local plan sagas in Sevenoaks, St Albans and Uttlesford. We also recap the first two of our Live Planning Events with Cllr Linda Haysey from East Herts DC and Cllr Carlo Guglielmi, Tendring DC.


  • Sevenoaks in legal challenge over local plan
    It looks like the battle over the local plan process in Sevenoaks is set to continue as the Council seeks leave to Judicially Review the decisions made by the Inspector…Read More
  • Back to the drawing board for St Albans
    In the latest instalment on the saga of the St Albans Local plan the inspectors have written to the council detailing why the Examination in Public was suspended… Read more
  • Uttlesford to decide on local plan
    Uttlesford District Council has called an Extraordinary Council Meeting (ECM) next Thursday to consider a recommendation from officers to withdraw the local plan…Read more
  • Live Planning Event – Cllr Linda Haysey, East Herts DC 
    Chelgate’s first Live Planning Event attracted over 30 professionals from across the sector who gathered for a virtual meeting with Cllr Linda Haysey, Leader of East Hertfordshire District Council… Read more
  • Live Planning Event – Cllr Carlo Guglielmi, Tendring DC
    The guest of Chelgate Local’s second Live Planning Event was Cllr Carlo Guglielmi, Deputy Leader of Tendring Council and Chairman of the Development & Regulation Committee at Essex County Council…. Read more

Consultation goes contactless!

The Government has enabled councils to continue business virtually and Chelgate Local
is ready for planning to progress. For details of our new consultation package visit our website and go contactless today!

Upcoming Live Events

  • Wednesday, 22nd April (11am) Epping Forest District Council with Cllr John Philip, portfolio holder for planning
  • Monday, 27th April (11am) St Albans City and District Council with Cllr Chris White, council leader.
  • Wednesday, 29th April (11am) Maidstone Borough Council with Cllr Clive English, chairman of the council planning committee.

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