Welcome Letter

Foreword from the Chief Planning Officer

Dear Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in Folkestone and Hythe District Council and becoming a member of our growing Development Management Team.

At Folkestone and Hythe we have a unique range and scale of ambitious and exciting projects proposed in our district, which I believe would be a great opportunity for any planning professional to further their career and to help shape our district for existing and future generations.

The Council, as a local planning authority and a significant land owner, is proposing a garden settlement known as Otterpool Park for up to 10,000 new homes. An outline planning application for the new town was submitted in early 2019. In addition, the Council is seeking to help shape and guide the regenerations and renaissance of Folkestone Town Centre.

As a member of the team, you will work closely with myself and fellow senior colleagues to deliver the districts strategic objectives and the growth ambitions of the Council, where the ability to successfully negotiate with applicants and promoters of major projects will be essential.

You will have significant public and/or private sector experience in handling complex planning applications. You will have the ability to provide proactive, innovative and solution-orientated advice to colleagues, applicants, members of the public and elected members – where both quality and place-making, combined with excellent customer service underpin our ambition.

If you have the vision, energy, creativity and enthusiasm for this important role, combined with an innovative growth-orientated approach to place-shaping, then please make an application to join us.

Llywelyn Lloyd
Chief Planning Officer