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News article entitled New Head of Planning and Development

New Head of Planning and Development

Published: 12/02/2021

Simon Cole has been appointed permanent Head of Planning and Development at Ashford Borough Council.

Simon has worked for the council for more than 30 years, most recently working within the Planning Policy team.

Simon said: “It is a great honour for me and something I’m very much looking forward to doing knowing that there is such a team of dedicated and professional people across the service.”

In his time with the council, Simon has built up good working relationships with colleagues, partners, management and councillors.

Gilian Macinnes, who has been acting Head of Planning and Development since April 2020, will remain with the council until the end of her contract in mid-April to ensure a smooth transition.