National park planners tackle enforcement

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 21 Aug 2015

The national park. Picture: Donald McMillanPlanners for one of the UK's most beautiful but sensitive landscapes are stepping up their enforcement capabilities.

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park said its planning enforcement team had seen workloads rise in recent months.

Development and implementation manager Bob Cook told Planning: “Investigating possible breaches of planning control across the national park is an essential planning role for us.

“We must ensure compliance on the wide variety of developments that have been granted permission in the park.

“These range from hydro-electric power schemes to multi-use leisure and tourism developments in sensitive landscapes.”

The council is looking to recruit a development management planner for enforcement for a 12-month period. 

The planning team includes about 26 staff overseeing applications and preparation of a local development plan as well as enforcement, said Cook.

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