Renewed vigour in the construction sector has led a planning consultancy to focus more heavily on minerals to feed the rising demand for raw materials.
GP Planning, based in the Midlands, which specialises in minerals, waste, renewable energy and rural planning, has seen workloads lump on the back of the economic recovery.
Director Chris Smith told Planning: “The minerals sector is beginning to pick up, which I think is due to growing confidence in the economy.
“Things are definitely looking up and the minerals industry is seeing more demand for raw materials. This is almost undoubtedly driven by growth enjoyed by construction businesses.”
GP Planning based in East Haddon, Northamptonshire, is seeking to expand its practice by appointing senior associate in planning.
The new recruit will prepare, submit, negotiate and manage planning applications, including those requiring environmental impact assessments for small, medium- and large-scale developments.
“Duties will include promoting land through the forward planning process and presenting evidence at examination in public processes and appeals."
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