DCLG beefs up its planning team to implement new policies

Written by: Colin Marrs
Published on: 31 Aug 2014

DCLG HQ, Marsham Street

The Department for Communities and Local Government is beefing up its planning team to help implement new policy developments.

The department is recruiting three full time senior planners for its planning directorate to gather evidence and help formulate new policies, as well as consult with external organisations.

One of the roles, according to the department, is likely to involve close working with local authority Right to Build vanguards to design, implement and test the approach, which will see custom builders given a right to a plot of land from councils.

A statement from the department said: “These are exciting and challenging roles at the heart of the Government’s growth agenda.

“The roles are likely to involve significant exposure to Ministers and senior officials across Whitehall, as well as engagement with a wide range of external partners including business and local government.

Another of the roles will relate to streamlining and improving the development management process, “including creating greater flexibilities for permitted development rights”.

This will involve working on policy solutions with legal and policy colleagues and helping guide legislation through Parliament.

Image of DCLG headquarters at Marsham Street, London, by Steve Cadman on Flickr

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