Decision details

Development Management Division Workloads and Resourcing

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To set out the current workload impact on exiting resources and identify further resources necessary to meet the need, with regard to additional caseloads and Planning Performance Agreements




That Cabinet approves:


1.    The creation of a further Senior Planning Officer post in the Major Applications and Business Team at a cost of £53,419 per annum as a result of the demand for Planning Performance Agreements (PPA) with developers on some of the Council’s Strategic Development Sites, to be directly funded from an agreement with Graylingwell LLP in the first year and anticipated to be funded through further PPA’s in subsequent years;

2.    The creation of a further Planning Assistant Post at a cost of £33,861 per annum to deal with the increased workload of the Development Management Service to be funded from reserves for the remainder of the financial year 2021/22 and incorporated into the 2022/23 base budget thereafter.


Report author: Mr Tony Whitty

Publication date: 09/09/2021

Date of decision: 07/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 07/09/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 16/09/2021

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