Housing is a national and local priority, but building homes locally can be a challenge. Chelgate Local supports projects across the housing spectrum from large scale private development to regenerating town centres. Working with national housebuilders, leading housing associations and planning consultants, we have promoted new home schemes across London and the Home Counties, the South East, East Anglia and the East Midlands.
Our programmes run from targeted political engagement, through to full programmes of awareness, consultation, engagement and stakeholder mobilisation.
Some of our more recent projects include:
A project to redevelop a former car garage into 34 new homes including 26 apartments and eight houses. The project, for Taylor Wimpey, was approved by East Hertfordshire District Council in 2016.
Chelgate Local assisted Circle Housing and Hill Residential with a planning application for a new residential development on land adjacent to Nescot, adjoining Reigate Road and the A24. Epsom and Ewell Council granted planning permission for 91 new homes on the site in 2016.
Linden Homes planned 120 homes in Melbourne, a historic Derbyshire village where Thomas Cook was born and which gave its name to a famous city in Australia. Chelgate Local is assisting with the local consultation and stakeholder engagement.
The regeneration a former paper factory to create a residential oasis in the heart of the town. The Whatman paper factory, originally established some 300 years ago, once employed over 1,000 people: it is an integral part of the history of paper-making. Redrow South East is proposing a development of around 300 homes very much in keeping with the history of the site and the existing Listed buildings. Chelgate has assisted with political engagement and local community and stakeholder consultation for this historic site.
Chelgate assisted with the community and stakeholder engagement for an application for 82 park homes for award-winning Warfield Park, the UK’s second largest park home site. The proposed development is to be outside the settlement boundary and in the green belt, which is consistent with current planning regulations, although it met with concerted opposition locally. The project gained planning consent in September 2017.
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