Yorkshire planners target major applications

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 16 Oct 2015

Merchant Gate development apartmentsA Yorkshire council is looking to expand its planning team on the back of rising development workloads. 

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council team leader Julie Greenfield told Planning: “We are dealing with a wide range of applications across the board.”

Major developments included the Hepworth gallery redevelopment, Trinity Walk shopping centre and Merchant Gate commercial-quarter regeneration (pictured).

They also include a scheme to improve facilities at Castleford railway station in a project being developed by Wakefield Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA).

The council is currently seeking to recruit a planning officer and senior planning officer. The former will manage a varying case load of work, offer advice and discharge conditions.

The more senior post will determine major planning applications and implement urban regeneration projects.