Maidstone Borough Council has recruited a planning policy manager to help the policy team take on increasing workloads.
Mark Egerton is due to join the council next month from the London Borough of Bexley where he was planning and housing strategy manager.
Business manager Tay Arnold told Planning: “Mark will join us at a busy time as we prepare to submit our local plan for examination.
“Workloads are high and we are seeing a combination of projects across the board. Maidstone is the first borough in Kent outside the metropolitan green belt, making us attractive for investment.”
One of the larger projects includes Park Wood, a regeneration project involving nearly 200 new homes, a shopping area and community facilities (pictured).
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