Forest of Dean District Council is reviewing its planning structure with a view to expanding the service to meet growing demand for housing development.
Development manager Clive Reynolds told Planning: “We are looking at levels of staffing and may put in a bid to the council to expand.
“We have an adopted core strategy and will supplement this with an allocation plan and we’re currently looking at our five-year land supply.”
“There is a high demand for housing in our district and applications are being submitted on a daily basis for anything from one dwelling to a development of 200 homes or more.”
The council is currently looking to recruit a senior planning officer to join its development management team that currently numbers 11 full and part-time planners.
“We want someone who has experience in handling a varied case load and dealing with major and contentious planning applications", Reynolds said.
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