Jenrick unveils planning future

By Phil Briscoe, Managing Director, Newington, part of SEC Newgate As the long-awaited Government White Paper “Planning For The Future” is published, Newington Communications Managing Director Phil Briscoe looks at the key points. In the last General Election, Boris Johnson famously drove a bulldozer through the Brexit wall, but what has Robert Jenrick proposed for the…

Government aims to seize back the agenda with the spirit of Roosevelt

By Gareth Jones, Newgate Public Affairs The Prime Minister led today with a major announcement of a £1 billion school rebuilding programme, which is set to cover 50 major school building projects, with a further £560m for repairs to crumbling school buildings. In a clear sign that the government wishes to drive the agenda again…

Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Infrastructure!

The Weekly Newgate Engage Planning Blog By Drew AspinwallAt the 1997 General Election, Tony Blair famously promised that a Labour Government’s three main priorities would be ‘Education, Education, Education’. Flash forward 22 years, and today’s politicians could take a rhetorical leaf out of Blair’s book when it comes to the solution for housebuilding, ‘Infrastructure, infrastructure,…

HS2 – are the wheels finally coming off?

By Nick Waterman The government has announced the timetable for the much-anticipated review into the entire HS2 project. Conducted by ex-HS2 chair Doug Oakervee, the wide-ranging examination will delve into the project’s finances, decision making and to quote the Prime Minister, “whether and how we proceed.” A chequered history From the robust opposition of residents…