18 Feb 2019
The Essex Planning Officers’ Association (EPOA)has commissioned a Quality Review Panel as part of a drive to improve the quality of development in Essex. The Essex Quality Panel will independently review larger scale, important or sensitive developments and provide independent advice at pre-planning application stage. The approach is believed to be unique by accommodating 14 local authorities to form one of the largest single review panels in the UK.
EPOA has commissioned Place Services to recruit, deliver and manage the panel. The aim is to create a balanced panel comprised of a wide range of members, many of whom will have knowledge and experience of development in Essex. Applicants are sought from the following specialisms to ensure a well-rounded perspective.
To express an interest in joining the panel applicants should submit a covering letter with a CV by 11 March to EssexDesignGuide@essex.gov.uk