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Cambridgeshire councils to outsource planning application processes

Words: Laura Edgar
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South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City Council have announced that they will be outsourcing the processing of household planning applications to a private company.

In a statement sent to The Planner, Stephen Kelly, director of planning for the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service, highlighted the national shortage of qualified planners.Coupling this with the high cost of living in the council areas, he said the councils have eight vacancies in the team that deals with household planning applications.In 2015 the two councils agreed the principle of........
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