Brexit steals the show in Brighton

Oct 3, 2019

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By Angus Reilly, Intern Although it’s fair to say events elsewhere in the Supreme Court were to end up overshadowing everything else at Labour Conference, events in Brighton may have implications for the party and country in years to come. As well as plenty of infighting, Labour set the groundwork

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Lib Dems – born again in Bournemouth?

Oct 3, 2019

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By Alia Khan, Consultant The Liberal Democrat Party Conference went all out to grab headlines this autumn in a sunny Bournemouth. With one MP defecting from the Conservative Party – joining others like Chuka Umunna and Luciana Berger who were originally Labour – to a bold new Brexit Policy, the

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Planning gains transparency

Oct 2, 2019

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By Michael Hardware, Director of Planning and Property The beginning of September saw new rules come into force requiring local planning authorities to publish what they have spent S106 and CIL monies on. This has been prompted by reports that councils are not spending the money as intended, and in some

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Two great new hires for Chelgate Local

Oct 2, 2019

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  Chelgate has boosted its property communications and stakeholder engagement division with two new hires, Mark Allison and Alia Khan. Chelgate Local is one of the leading agencies working in the property sector and has been working to help residential and commercial developers build more homes, business properties and infrastructure for

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Local Plan updates – October 2019

Oct 2, 2019

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Ashford –The Ashford Local Plan 2030 was adopted in February 2019.  Aylesbury Vale – AVDC has now provided the Inspector with provided with suggestions for Modifications to the Plan. Consultation on these was expected to take place in mid-September but has now been delayed.  Basildon – Local Plan examination has been paused while Basildon Council and Essex County Council consider the effects of DEFRA’s direction on air quality for

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Planning news, views and insight – July 2019

Jul 5, 2019

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This month: All change at Basildon … again, Stansted growth and Uttlesford’s local plan, London sales and lettings, and Unlocking Growth in Oxford and Oxfordshire   All change at Basildon … again The politics of Basildon Council never provides a dull moment: for the fourth time, in as many years,

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Local Plan updates – July 2019

Jul 5, 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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