Search

Broadland’s cabinet agrees to introduce shared planning management team with South Norfolk District Council

PUBLISHED: 09:38 12 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:04 12 January 2018

Broadland District Council. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Broadland District Council. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Archant

Councillors have agreed to merge the planning management teams of two district councils.

In September Broadland and South Norfolk agreed to explore the possibility of closer working in a £25,000 feasibility study.

Broadland said the move aimed to “drive forward economic growth” and to address challenges around future funding of local government.

It comes at a time when planning fees are to increase to 20pc on January 22.

Broadland’s cabinet has now agreed to introduce an interim shared planning management team made up of a head of planning, development manager and a spatial planning manager.

The new structure will be in place by January 22 and will be reviewed every three months over the next year.

Officers were also given delegated authority to explore other opportunities regarding shared posts, but implementation would still have to go through a formal process.

Other news

10:08

A Norfolk panto star who has made regular appearances at Norwich’s Theatre Royal has made it through to the next stage of Britain’s Got Talent.

A busy crossroads labelled “an accident black spot” by councillors is to be replaced by a new roundabout costing more than £4m.

Yesterday, 18:05

At Christmas he made audiences laugh as Muddles in Norwich Theatre Royal’s Sleeping Beauty, now Ben Langley is working his jokes on the Britain’s Got Talent judges.

Yesterday, 17:11

As the world prepares to celebrate the Royal Wedding, one couple from Norfolk will also be saying “I do” - 17 years after they first met.

Most Read

10:08

A Norfolk panto star who has made regular appearances at Norwich’s Theatre Royal has made it through to the next stage of Britain’s Got Talent.

Read more
ITV
Yesterday, 17:11

As the world prepares to celebrate the Royal Wedding, one couple from Norfolk will also be saying “I do” - 17 years after they first met.

Read more
Royal Wedding
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Treat the kids to hours of fun on flumes, inflatables and wave machines at these cool pools across the county...

Read more
Wales

A busy crossroads labelled “an accident black spot” by councillors is to be replaced by a new roundabout costing more than £4m.

Read more
Martin Wilby
Fri, 12:40

A man has been arrested on suspicion of a number of driving offences including driving whilst disqualified and being over the legal alcohol limit.

Read more
South Norfolk police

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 7°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter