Planning news, views and insight – September 2020


This month we bring you our series of online seminars on forthcoming proposals on reorganisation of local government and planning reforms. Read on for news on the Sevenoaks and St Albans Local Plans, Maidstone’s gamble to keep housing numbers down, the future of Cambridge, and much more…


  • Chelgate Local brings you Planning and Local Government Reforms Seminars
    The Government has embarked upon ambitious reforms both of the planning system and, at the same time, local government structure. A step too far? Perhaps…Read More
  • Sevenoaks to St Albans
    Not usually associated but these two districts are currently on a similar path: planning inspectors have found both wanting in their duty to cooperate with adjoining…Read More
  • Maidstone takes a gamble to keep housing numbers down
    Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) is making critical decisions in race against the clock to keep its housing figures down. Strategic Planning and Infrastructure...Read more
  • The future of Cambridge
    Cambridge has experienced high rates of economic growth for decades, with a particular emphasis on business research centres that lead the world in science…Read more
  • Is local democracy threatened by the proposed new reforms? 
    The UK government have recently laid out a plethora of radical reforms to the planning system and local government which aim to modernise and speed up…Read more


Local Plan updates
Chelgate Local brings you Local Plan updates for Aylesbury Vale, Basildon, Brentwood, Central Beds, Chelmsford, Chiltern and South Bucks, Dacorum, East Herts, Epping, Epsom and Ewell, Harlow, Medway, Milton Keynes, Mole Valley and many 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!