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Government recruits chief planner

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The government has appointed Steve Quartermain to its new role of chief planner.

Currently executive director of Hambleton District Council, Quartermain will spearhead the government’s aim to reform the country’s ailing planning system.

One of his primary roles will be helping local councils to address the current skills and workforce shortage.

Quartermain said: ‘I am delighted to take up this role. It is a challenging and exciting time for planners in government, councils and throughout the profession.

‘My aim as chief planner is to make a positive contribution toward ensuring that planning promotes the development of prosperous and vibrant communities.’

Housing minister Caroline Flint added: ‘This is an important appointment. The new chief planner will play a vital role shaping the future of planning.

‘Steve will also help drive forward our ambitions to improve the skills and capacity of planners across the profession,' she added.

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