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Life at the top: What's it like to be a local authority head of planning?

Words: Huw Morris

The end goal of many a career in planning is to head a local authority planning team. Huw Morris finds out what being a chief planner involves.

After a decade of stringent cuts, financial straitjackets, constantly changing legislation and hamstringing of planning’s influence, one question stands out. Who would want to head a local authority planning department?

The answer is plenty of people, with job satisfaction a huge draw. Bath and North East Somerset Council development and public protection director Lisa Bartlett speaks f.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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