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Unbridled Woodford needed reining in
An interesting article by Oliver Shah at The Times discussing the recent downfall of fund manager Neil Woodford and suggesting that the nations Councils also need to cool off their property spree.
"Councils have become the “dumb money” in the property market. The Treasury should hike the rate further."
Government accused of wrecking plans to build more social housing
Councils voice frustration after shock interest rate rise imposed on cheap Treasury loans
The government has been accused of “trashing” plans to build more social housing across the UK after it imposed a shock interest rate rise on cheap Treasury loans.
Excellent... another consultation!
Let's face it, you can never have too many public consultations! This one's a little different.
Released by Highways England and with 8 Public Consultation events planned between now and the close of the consultation on 1st December.
Perhaps they could give a few lessons in public engagement to the NEGC.
Taxpayer's £350k 'jenga tower' bill for Colchester garden scheme is set to go ahead
Council bosses say the cash for the North Essex garden communities is vital
Colchester Borough Council has said deferring funding for the North Essex garden communities would mean losing expertise and continuity.
Killian Garvey successful in the Court of Appeal concerning the interpretation of Neighbourhood Plan Policies
Killian Garvey, acting for Beechcroft Land, assisted in securing a successful judgment in the matter of Chichester DC v (1) Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government (2) Beechcroft Land Ltd  EWCA 1640.
Only one in 10 green belt homes 'affordable', says countryside group
Campaign for Protection of Rural England says brownfield land offers more opportunities
Only one in 10 homes built on green belt land in England in the last decade has been classed as affordable, undermining the case for the development of supposedly protected areas, according to countryside campaigners.
Strict new planning rules introduced to protect wildlife in Essex
The council says its wants to be 'tough on developers' who destroy animal habitats.
Planning applications will be scrutinised much more vigorously to protect natural habitats by council highways officers.
Building thousands of new homes on 'historically priceless' D-Day heroes airfield is an 'insult', campaigners say
Proposals to build thousands of new houses on an airfield that was home to American soldiers who contributed to D Day is an "insult", campaigners say.
What Does This Street In Zürich Mean?
This is a really important article which all north Essex councillors should read. As you read it, please think about the two HIF bids (new road to unlock 7,500 homes in East Colchester; moving the A12 to accommodate West Tey’s 24,000 homes (and widening)...
And also think about the differences between the Essex ‘rapid transit’ proposal and the successful one in Zurich.
Horizon 120, Business and Innovation Park - Consultation
Date for your diary - From BDC
Plans outlining our first Local Development Order set for the Horizon 120, Business and Innovation Park, Great Notley will soon be on show.