Thank you for taking the time to find out more about the role of
Head of Planning and Strategic Housing at South Derbyshire District Council. 

The successful applicant will play a decisive role in delivering the ambitions of our Local Plan, adopted in June 2016: 

"The vision for South Derbyshire is one of sustainable growth, renewal and opportunity. By 2028, the economy will have grown with more jobs in a more diverse business environment supported by a more skilled workforce. Local communities will be healthy and inclusive and will have access to a range of jobs, housing, education, health, shops, services, facilities and green space by a choice of travel options including public transport and other non-car modes. Climate change and adaption will lie at the heart of our strategy..."

South Derbyshire is already a vibrant and dynamic District: a place where people really do want to live, visit and invest, and one of the fastest growing areas of the UK. Major employers such as Nestlé, JCB and Toyota have committed to ongoing investment in South Derbyshire, and we are fast establishing a reputation as a hub for engineering and manufacturing. Encouraging and managing this growth, including the delivery of a sustainable and well-planned supply of new housing while retaining and protecting the rural heritage of our District, is one of our priorities.

Our agenda is ambitious, but eminently achievable; and if you're as excited as we are by the potential of this role, we'd love to hear from you. Good luck with your application.

Allison Thomas
Strategic Director (Service Delivery)


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