Conservation push drives Waverley recruitment

Written by: Jez Abbot
Published on: 3 Jun 2014

Waverley Borough Council offices

Waverley Borough Council is looking to recruit a policy officer for design and conservation to handle a surge in conservation area appraisals.

The post-holder, who will be based in Godalming, Surrey, will be part of a small team of specialists that cover urban design, conservation and historic building matters.

Planning projects team leader Sarah Wells told Planning: “Waverley has 43 conservation areas, of which seven have adopted conservation area appraisals and one is currently in draft form.

“This role will advance the programme of conservation area appraisals, support the implementation of environmental improvements and provide specialist conservation and urban design advice.

“Waverley is keen to retain in-house expertise on urban design and conservation matters – to compliment those officers who work on specifically on listed buildings.”

Wells added: “This is an exciting time, with work progressing on the emerging local plan. This post will have influence over the design quality of new developments within the borough as well as improving the public realm.”

She said the postholder would also have the opportunity to work in design training, the biennial Waverley Design Awards and other project based work.

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