Council planning team expands to secure minerals provision

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 9 Feb 2015

David Hodbod

A county council has expanded its planning team to review minerals supplies and ensure it can feed future demand.

Hertfordshire County Council has recruited David Hodbod from Fellows Environmental, a consultancy firm based in Worsley, Manchester.

Team leader for minerals and waste planning policy Julie Greaves told Planning: “We are starting to review our Minerals Local Plan and have to decide on an appropriate land bank.

“We have to make sure we are ready for growth in case building development takes off, as an increase in demand is likely to cause an increase in minerals applications.

“The big issue is housing development being brought forward at a district level on green field and green belt land. Meeting the challenges of minerals planning for the county is high on the agenda.”

Hodbod told Planning: “I joined at the start of the review and am drafting the initial consultation document containing the different issues and options the adopted minerals local plan will cover.”

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