Head of Planning and Place - Welcome from the Director of Regeneration & Neighbourhoods

Thank you for taking an interest in the role of Head of Planning and Place at Bassetlaw District Council.

Bassetlaw is a district on the move. As the future home for the UKAEA's STEP prototype fusion energy plant, a globally significant project that will bring multi-billion-pounds of investment into the area, we are gearing up to make the most of the opportunities this will bring to Bassetlaw, the wider East Midlands and the UK as a whole.  

Our recently adopted Vision 2040 provides a clear set of priorities to direct our resources where they will have the biggest impact and to build on our legacy of energy production, manufacturing and logistics to become the greenest, most sustainable district in which to live and work.

As Head of Service for Planning and Place, you will be integral to the delivery of this vision, providing strategic leadership as we build a stronger sense of identity for Bassetlaw as a place to live and work, rooted in a commitment to powering the net zero economy. Working alongside the Heads of Services for Finance and Property and Growth and Economic Prosperity you will help ensure that Bassetlaw becomes a great place to ‘do business’ as we proactively invest in town centre regeneration, trade hubs, connectivity and supporting infrastructure, whilst developing a network of key site developers and strategic partners to secure increased inward investment. 

As the Council's Chief Planning Officer you will oversee our statutory planning and building control functions and play a key role in the development and delivery of strategically significant projects, with a focus on the districts former power station sites, including the STEP prototype nuclear fusion project at West Burton. We have recently reviewed our planning service in response to the Levelling up and Regeneration and Environment Acts and are set to expand our team. You will join us at the start of this journey and have the opportunity to shape an exciting future for the service.

At Bassetlaw, we are strongly committed to making a difference for the people we serve, and our communities are unquestionably at the heart of all we do. You will join our Corporate Management Team including six other Heads of Service, for Corporate Services, Finance and Property, Housing, People & Culture, Neighbourhoods, and Growth and Economic Prosperity. You will also collaborate with elected members and key partners to ensure our local strategies are developed and delivered to the highest standard. 

If successful in your application, you will be joining us at a time when we have numerous exciting challenges ahead of us. If you would like an informal chat about the position, I would be happy to provide you with more details and an insight into my aspirations for the service

Craig Taylor
Director of Regeneration and Neighbourhoods
Bassetlaw District Council
07818 013 920

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First stage assessment date:
Tuesday 14th May 2024.



Last Updated on Wednesday, May 8, 2024