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With local elections yesterday, and counts happening last night and today, localcouncils.co.uk from Thorncliffe is the only website that provides up to date local council composition and control information throughout the year. It is updated by our in-house psephologist David Boothroyd, who is acknowledged as a renowned expert in the field.  When he is not… Continue reading Our political risk reports are the best on the market. 

Those London Mayoral candidate manifestos, in full

Or the bits relevant to planning, anyway Femy Amin (Animal Welfare Party – People, Animals, Environment) “streamlined planning processes, ensuring that infrastructure planning aligns with the need for affordable housing delivery, prioritising investment in areas where it will have the greatest impact on increasing housing supply.” Count Binface (Count Binface for Mayor of London) No… Continue reading Those London Mayoral candidate manifestos, in full

Steve Curran MBE

Thank you to all those who sent kind words following the death of our colleague Steve Curran MBE earlier this week. We are passing those messages to his family. Steve continued his enthusiasm for development displayed during his eight years as leader of Hounslow Council in his time with us, and we miss him greatly. … Continue reading Steve Curran MBE

The Gove agenda

Is this the last throw of the dice for Gove on planning reform? With time rapidly running out before the election, Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove has put forward an idea to bump up housebuilding which he might just get through in time.  It comes out of the fact that the Conservative government does not… Continue reading The Gove agenda

Don’t be afraid of the voters

Just before Christmas, the Tories came up with the concept of street vote development orders, a new route to planning permission that will give residents the ability to propose development on their street and, subject to meeting certain requirements, vote on whether the development should be given planning permission. Of course, it’s a bit late… Continue reading Don’t be afraid of the voters