North Lincs looks to ease estate disposals

Written by: Colin Marrs
Published on: 30 Jul 2014

Scunthorpe - copyright David Wright

North Lincolnshire Council has created a new post for a planner to help bring forward the authority’s surplus land for development.

The council is advertising for a principal development officer to work on helping to stimulate the property market.

The role will involve coordinating planning applications on the council’s estate as well as acting as case officer on other development projects.

Phil Wallis, head of development management at the council, told Planning that part of the aim of the new role was to coordinate expertise to help development schemes come to fruition.

He said: “Largely this role will be dealing with bringing sites in the council’s ownership through to development, but there will also be a role in assisting with other sites. The council owns a number of key sites that it is looking to develop.”

He added that the council is currently dealing with planning for a range of industrial, education and housing schemes - several of which fall within the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects regime.

The post is initially being created for 12 months, but could be extended at the end of the period, Wallis added.

Image of Scunthorpe by David Wright,

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