Minerals and waste demands prompt county council expansion

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 4 Jul 2016

quarryIncreasing workloads in minerals and waste have prompted a county council to look to expand its planning team.

Leicestershire County Council planning team manager John Wright told Planning: “We are one of the largest minerals producing counties in the country.

“But we are pared down to the bare minimum and we need to recruit more staff to deal with the workloads.”

The county council is looking to recruit two planning officers to its team that currently numbers five planners.

“The new postholder will deal with minerals and waste and also applications for schools and libraries. There will also be opportunity to look at policy work.

“We don't have hard-and-fast distinctions between development management and policy; there's some flexibility depending on requirements.

“Work will include minerals and waste planning policy and local plans, planning applications and consultations; monitoring of development sites and compliance with planning control.”

Image: Hard rock quarry. Picture Leicestershire County Council 

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