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New 50 Shades of Planning Podcast – Leading From The Front

Kevin Whitmore BECG

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Kevin Whitmore


‘Is there a local authority staffing crisis’, Sam Stafford asked in Episode 60. That episode, regular listeners might recall, was informed by a ‘Call for Evidence’ and Sam invited people across the profession to share their thoughts on what life is actually like on planning’s front line.

Based upon that Call for Evidence, there is a very strong case to say that there is indeed a local authority staffing crisis.

So then, what is to be done? Planners know that planning can and indeed should be at the heart of improving existing places and making great new ones. Why doesn’t everybody? Planners know the value of planning, but if local authority planners aren’t being valued, and aren’t being paid their worth, then who can blame them for doing something more rewarding?

Sam explores these themes in this episode with guests:

BECG proudly supports the 50 Shades of Planning Podcast from Samuel Stafford, Regional Strategic Land Director at Barratt Developments.

If you’d like to take part in the podcast or want help managing or launching your own podcast then please get in touch on 0161 359 4100 or email Kevin Whitmore.


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