Thursday 24 June 2004 1.04pm
I think everything may still be up for grabs.
The job advert below appeared recently for the person to write it ... think interviews are next week.
Head Of Strategic Planning
Organisation: London Borough Lambeth
Salary: £48,489 - £51,792
Date posted: 25 May 04
Closing date: 11 Jun 04
Change the way people view Lambeth
Standing on the South Bank at Lambeth's northern tip, the London Eye
provides a bird's eye view of the borough. This is a view that keeps on changing. In Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham, Brixton and Streatham there are major developments and regeneration schemes in progress. Lambeth is evolving, responding to the development pressures that come with London's world city status while securing lasting benefits for the local community. As Head of Strategic Planning you will be in a pivotal position to ensure these challenges are met - and that people's views of Lambeth keep on changing for the better.
PO9: £48,489 - £51,792 including London Weighting
The Planning Service is at the heart of Lambeth, located in the Community Renewal Division of Corporate Services alongside Community Planning, Regeneration and Town Centre Management. The service has seen sustained improvement over the last two years, resulting in a favourable review of our performance and prospects for further improvements by the ODPM in April 2004. In June 2004 the service is being restructured to build on this, strengthen the planning policy, urban design and implementation functions and ensure effective engagement with the community.
You will report directly to the Assistant Director Community Renewal (Planning), lead the high profile strategic planning function and be responsible for its policy, conservation, urban design and implementation activities. A crucial role will be that of integrating this work with the corporate agenda, including the Community Plan and the development of the Council's land assets.
A revised deposit UDP is to be placed on deposit in June 2004, with a public inquiry anticipated in early 2005. As well as preparing for plan making under the new regime, other key projects will include the preparation of the Waterloo Development Framework, planning briefs, SPG documents and a structured approach to S106 processes.
We are looking for a key player in the management team capable of responding to the corporate demands of the role. An excellent track record of achievement in planning policy and on major projects needs to be combined with strong leadership, project management and teamwork skills, plus a full appreciation of the regeneration issues and evolving policy framework arising from the new Planning Act. A management qualification would be an advantage.