Understanding councillors

Nov 30, 2018

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By Michael Hardware, Director of Planning and Property We have all at some point come out of a planning committee wondering what had just happened. A perfectly reasonable policy-complaint planning application had been unexpectedly refused for vague and perhaps spurious reasons,

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Breakfast Briefing – Role of County Councils

Nov 6, 2018

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Get up to speed on the fast-changing role of county councils in planning with speakers from county councils, housing associations, development companies and local councils. Chelgate Local welcomes you to our breakfast briefing on the shifting role of county councils. We will

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Local Plan updates – November 2018

Oct 31, 2018

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Ashford – The Council consulted on Main Modifications to the Ashford Local Plan 2030, following the hearing sessions of the examination and the post hearings advice note received from the Inspectors. The consultation proposed changes to the Ashford Local Plan

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Government lifts HRA borrowing cap

Oct 31, 2018

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By Kasia Banas, Consultant In one of the biggest announcements from this year’s Conservative Party conference, Theresa May presented government’s plans to remove the cap on councils’ borrowing against housing revenue accounts (HRA). She told the conference in Birmingham that

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Onwards and upwards for extensions?

Oct 31, 2018

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By Vivienne Shirley, Senior Consultant The government has launched a fresh consultation on permitted development rights (PDR) for upwards extensions, following its 2016 London-focused consultation which concluded with plans being withdrawn. The new plans were trailed at the recent Tory

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