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What a planning officer does

HERE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT A PLANNING OFFICER DOES:

  • managing development and helping to create affordable housing
  • playing a role in regenerating socially-deprived areas and creating new jobs
  • designing our towns and cities to include attractive buildings, vibrant public spaces and bustling shopping centres
  • working to protect our countryside, trees, hedgerows, forests, grasslands, waterways, rivers and shorelines
  • helping to bring back historic buildings into sympathetic use
  • creating policies for managing traffic and providing sustainable solutions to our transport needs
  • improving energy efficiency and cutting carbon emissions in our homes, factories and businesses
  • engaging communities to have a say in how their living space is developed and protected to improve their quality of life.