National park to build on planning successes

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 5 Jun 2015

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National ParkPlanners for one of the most scenic parts of the British Isles are stepping up their efforts on tourism and renewable energy.

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority head of planning and rural development Stuart Mearns told Planning: “Building on the success of our current local plan puts us in strong position to help grow the local economy.

“There’s a momentum building around existing, successful developments in the park including in tourism and renewable energy and this looks set to continue". 

The authority is looking to recruit a forward planning manager to help deliver programmes across community and physical development.

Mearns said: “This year, we have already seen a 35 per cent rise in planning applications. This post is key to help us continue to be proactive in driving forward delivery.”

He added: “The authority was recently announced as one of the top-100 best not-for-profit companies to work for, so this is a great place to work in the widest sense."

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Picture: Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. Donald McMillan