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Development Service Info

Requested on
Thu 11th August, 2011
Reference
FOI 1415
Resolution
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Question

This is a request for documents under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Act. Ideally I would like this information returned to me by email. I request the following:

What is the status of your local plan or core strategy e.g. has it been published or adopted?

How many full time development planners, conservation officers and heritage officers did you employ in 2008?

How many do you employ now?

Are there any plans to change this number in the next two years

What was your planning department’s budget in 2008

What is your planning department’s budget now.?

Do you expect your planning department’s budget to rise or fall in the next two years?

Answer

What is the status of your local plan or core strategy e.g. has it been published or adopted?
The Charnwood Borough Local  Plan was adopted in January 2004. The Core Strategy is programmed to be published in February 2012 for public consultation.
 
How many full time development planners, conservation officers and heritage officers did you employ in 2008?
Development Planners = 4.8 FTE

Conservation & Heritage officers = 6 FTE

How many do you employ now?
Development Planners = 4.8 FTE

Conservation & Heritage officers = 5.4 FTE

Are there any plans to change this number in the next two years 
There are no plans in place for the next two years

What was your planning department’s budget in 2008
Department comprising of: Development control, Building control, planning policy, conservation and landscape = £1 million 2008/9

What is your planning department’s budget now.?
Department comprising of: Development control, Building control, planning policy, conservation and landscape, Economic Development, Regeneration, Sustainable Development = £2.4 million 2011/12

Do you expect your planning department’s budget to rise or fall in the next two years?
Fall

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