Breakfast Briefing: Oxford-Cambridge Growth Corridor

Jun 7, 2019

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By Kasia Banas, Consultant Chelgate Local and Bidwells teamed up to deliver a timely debate on delivery of housing and infrastructure in the Oxford-Cambridge Growth Corridor. Last month, over 40 delegates gathered in Milton Keynes to hear from politicians and planning consultants from across the arc. With one million new homes

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Local Plan updates – June 2019

Jun 7, 2019

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Ashford –The Ashford Local Plan 2030 was adopted in February 2019. Aylesbury Vale – AVDC has advised the Inspector that it will have prepared modifications to the plan together with an updated Sustainability Appraisal by the end of June 2019. The modifications will be published by the Council to give

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Housing blooms in Spring Statement

Apr 2, 2019

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By Kasia Banas, Consultant While mostly overshadowed by the Brexit debates and votes, this year’s Spring Statement included a number of important housing announcements. The new package is part of government’s wider strategy to deliver 300,000 a year by the mid-2020s and includes new infrastructure funding, reforms of parts of

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Rosewell ‘appeals’ for quicker decisions

Mar 4, 2019

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By Kasia Banas, Consultant The time taken to determine planning appeals could be cut by almost half, a Government-commissioned review has found. In the report published on 12 February 2019, Bridget Rosewell CBE concluded that the average duration of the process could be “slashed” from 47 weeks to around 26

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Waking up to an ageing population

Jan 31, 2019

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By Kasia Banas, Consultant January saw Chelgate Local kick off 2019 with another successful breakfast briefing event. The Chelgate team partnered up with Barton Willmore to host a timely discussion on the impact of an ageing population on housing provision. Delegates from across Kent gathered to hear from speakers from

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Jobs boom but young are left bust

Jan 31, 2019

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By Kasia Banas, Consultant Britain is seeing unprecedented jobs and employment growth despite an ageing population and increased health problems, a new report has shown. Resolution Foundation started the year with launch of ‘Setting the record straight’ – its latest report exploring how record employment levels have changed the country

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Cashing in on the Bank of Mum and Dad

Jan 3, 2019

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By Kasia Banas, Consultant Having parents with property wealth is significantly more important in determining your ability to buy a home than your earnings or education, new research has shown. Young people whose parents have property wealth are now almost three times as likely to be homeowners by the age

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