Birmingham City Council has filled four vacancies for senior planning officers due to an uplift in development activity.
The new recruits will have responsibility for planning management services as part of the council’s area structure which combines development planning and regeneration.
Waheed Nazir, the council’s director of planning and regeneration, told Planning: “These are vacancies I have had for some time.
“Planning applications have increased alongside our growth ambitions so I have decided to fill all the planning posts in the department.”
Mohammed Nasser joins from his previous role as planning officer at Warwickshire County Council.
He joined Warwickshire as a graduate planner in 2007 after gaining a bachelors in town and country planning from the University of Central England.
Nasser also has an RTPI-accredited masters in property development from Birmingham City University.
Chartered planner Claudia Clemente also comes on board, after serving as a senior planner at consultancy Barton Willmore in the city.
She has a masters in planning policy and practice from London South Bank University and a bachelors in geography (human) and planning from Cardiff University.
Julia Mellor was formerly principal development control officer at Wyre Forrest District Council, while Alexa Williams formerly a planning officer at Redditch Borough Council.
The city has a pipeline of major planning projects including a new High Speed 2 railway station, city centre office redevelopment, a new Life Sciences Campus, plus housing-led regeneration schemes.
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