A London borough has recruited two new planning staff members to tackle rising applications for smaller-scale projects.
The London Borough of Islington has recruited David Nip from Southampton City Council and Duncan Ayles from Harlow Council.
Both have become career grade planning officers at the council.
Planning applications team manager Rebecca Anderson told Planning: “A well-resourced development management service is needed to support Islington in achieving our challenges and we needed to strengthen service delivery in the planning applications team.
“David and Duncan will primarily deal with householder applications, certifications of lawfulness and small-scale projects.”
Anderson said: “Islington is a dynamic part of London and experiencing rapid growth in housing and employment. The price of housing is prompting people to extend and later their houses.”
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