Phil Crabtree, chief planning officer at Leeds City Council, is to retire in December after 39 years in local government.
Crabtree, who has held the role in Leeds since 2007, will retire on 31 December. In his current role he is responsible for strategic planning and development control at the council.
He has 39 years of experience in local government. Before joining Leeds he was assistant director of planning control at Birmingham City Council.
Crabtree was recently interviewed by Planning on his career experience to date.