Update – November 2016

Nov 16, 2016

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Councils pay out £12 million in lost planning appeals Planning appeals have led to some local authorities losing a significant amount of their budget. This is impacting upon wider service delivery, and ultimately has become a barrier to housing delivery.

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New Head of Planning Communications

Oct 20, 2016

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Chelgate has appointed sector specialist and senior counsel Julian Seymour to lead its property communications and stakeholder engagement division, Chelgate Local. With a team of specialists in community, political and stakeholder engagement, Chelgate Local is one of the foremost agencies

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Update – October 2016

Oct 11, 2016

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“It’s time to get building” Sajid Javid, Communities Secretary, speaking at the Conservative Conference last week, has confirmed that a Housing White Paper will be published by the end of the year. It will include significant new measures to speed

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Local Plan round-up – October 2016

Oct 7, 2016

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Below are recent updates of local plans in various authorities: Epping Forest District Council Last Thursday (October 6), Epping Forest DC Cabinet approved the draft Local Plan for Regulation 18 consultation. It will now go before Full Council this week

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Epping Forest publishes local plan

Sep 28, 2016

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Papers for the Epping Forrest DC Cabinet Meeting next week (October 6) have been published online. You can view the agenda and papers here. The meeting will discuss the draft Local Plan and approve it to go to Full Council

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Fracking in the news

Sep 26, 2016

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Fracking has been hitting the headlines this weekend with The Times covering the news that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has criticised Friends of the Earth (FoE) saying that it failed to substantiate claims that fracking could cause cancer, contaminate

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