Warwick expands development management team to meet applications surge

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 4 Jul 2016

Warwick town hallA huge jump in numbers of applications has led Warwick District Council to look at expanding its development management team.

Development management team leader Sandip Sahota told Planning: “In the last 12 months we have received a phenomenal increase in planning applications.

“Our team is having to deal with 40 applications at any given time. We've had a lot of major applications, especially big housing schemes.”

The council wants to recruit a senior planning officer to expand a development management team of nine planners.

Sahota said: “This is an affluent and very desirable area and we've seen application income double in recent years.

“There comes a point when you realise you need to add more resources to be able to deliver the right standard of service.”

Image: Warwick town hall. Picture: Warwick District Council

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