Council planners focus efforts on land demand

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 14 Oct 2015

View from Cromer pierA welter of major planning applications across the board is forcing Norfolk planners to focus on meeting demand on land.

North Norfolk District Council major projects manager Geoff Lyon told Planning: “We are dealing with lots of major applications, such as housing, commercial projects and retail schemes.

“We are also getting applications for solar farms and wind turbines. North Norfolk is an attractive rural district with beautiful coastline and fantastic landscapes, which we are keen to protect.

“The key development projects range from bringing forward key housing allocations, to supporting economic development and working with partners to ensure key corporate projects run smoothly.”

The council is looking to recruit a major projects team leader to focus on some of the biggest challenges in areas such as housing and economic development.

The successful candidate would receive a so-called “golden hello” of £5,000 in two staged payments of as a further incentive, said Lyon.

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Image: View from Cromer pier