Conservation group recruits to beef up planning policy

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 20 Feb 2015

The CotswoldsA conservation group for one of the country’s most famous landscapes has recruited a new planner.

Former North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) planner, Andrew Lord, has joined the Cotswolds Conservation Board as planning and landscape Officer.

Cotswolds Conservation Board is an independent statutory body that works to conserve the natural beauty of the Cotswolds AONB and foster social and economic well-being of local communities. 

Lord, who is chairman of the South East and East Protected Landscapes Planning Officer’s Group, told Planning: “I will be leading the review of the Cotswolds AONB management plan.”

This will involve preparing and developing new planning and transport policies and position statements for adoption by the board. 

He will respond to planning applications and appeals, make representations to local and neighbourhood plans and national consultations and help prepare position statements.

Cotswolds Conservation Board director Martin Lane said: “Andrew is well-placed to help develop and shape the future of our work in planning.”

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