Decision details

To extend the contract to Holmesplanning for interim Head of Planning to 03 November 2023

Decision Maker: Director of Community & Economic Development - Tracey Birkinshaw

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To extend contract to Holmesplanning for an interim Head of Planning until 3rd November 2023. This follows on from an extension of contract agreed 4th July 2023 in consultation with Cabinet portfolio lead. This additional short extension ensures the planning team have management capacity until the point at which the permanent post-holder (Head of development management, enforcement & compliance) joins CBC.

Alternative options considered:

Not to award contract - resource is needed to support the management of the planning team.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Contract will be managed by the Director of Communities & Economic Development, should there be a need for extension of contract then this will be fully reviewed within the context of any ongoing capacity issues, and budget and further decision made if required.


Finance – confirmation that budget available

Contact: Tracey Birkinshaw, Director of Community & Economic Development 01242 264126 Email: [email protected].

Publication date: 15/09/2023

Date of decision: 14/09/2023