My work experience placement in the Planning Department has complimented my studies, enhanced my CV and informed my future career path. I’ve had the opportunity to go on site visits with both Planning Officers and Planning Enforcement, I’ve attended Planning Committee meetings and I’ve been given and range of independent tasks to complete.
Bartholomew Shirm, BSc (Hons) Geography and Urban and Regional Planning, 2nd year
The Planning service at West Suffolk take care of planning applications, listed building consents, planning enforcement, building control, planning advice and planning appeals. Similarly the Planning Strategy team work alongside this to prepare planning policy documents, formulate and implement policies and proposals to preserve and enhance the natural environment and also have a say into environmental interventions such as tree and landscape matters. Covering a wide range of projects, planning are split into two teams; Planning Development and Planning Strategy.
Work you may get invovled in on placement:
Find out what Bart did while on placement at West Suffolk in the Planning service.
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