Decision details

Planning Development Management - Resources

Decision Maker: Strategy and Resources Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Following consideration, the Committee resolved unanimously:

(1)      To agree to an independent Planning Officers Society review of the Development Management Service;

(2)      To agree to procure consultancy support to clear the backlog of planning applications;

(3)      To agree to retain existing senior agency staff pending permanent recruitment to roles;

(4)      To agree to appoint an enforcement trainer to work with and train planning officers in planning enforcement;

(5)      To approve the allocation of up to £190,000 to the Development Management Service budget to enable the additional resource and for the review to be undertaken;

(6)      A Member Task and Finish Group to oversee the review and progress against implementation of an action plan.

Report author: Clare Dann

Publication date: 29/07/2021

Date of decision: 27/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 27/07/2021 - Strategy and Resources Committee

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