Canterbury City Council’s planning department has embarked on a recruitment drive in order to support its efforts to establish a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regime and to help respond to marked increase in applications.
The planning authority has not yet published a preliminary draft CIL charging schedule and is seeking to recruit a planning obligations officer to help prepare the document.
The council said that the role would involve “progressing a new community infrastructure levy, as well as providing effective leadership on planning obligation negotiations and giving advice to developers”.
In addition, the council said that an “increasing interest in development in the district” means that it finds itself needing to recruit three planning officers to work across a range of heritage and design matters. The authority is also seeking to recruit a dedicated heritage planning officer.
Canterbury is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and contains multiple conservation areas and many listed buildings.
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