Planning Recruitment Introduction

We are witnessing major changes in socio-economic behaviours and planning for these is an exciting opportunity.

Accordingly, there are ‘majors’, ‘minors’ and ‘others’ teams handling planning applications and appeals with enforcement being currently incorporated into the latter two teams. There is also an Heritage, Landscape and Design team together with technical support and s106/CIL teams.

There are close working relationships with Building Control and Legal Services. The validation of planning applications is undertaken by Mid Kent Planning Services which is shared with Swale BC.

Planning Committee meets once a month and there is also a Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Committee. Committee meetings take place in Maidstone’s Town Hall.

Development Management is part of the planning service which, in turn, is part of the planning and development service.