The Welsh government’s minister for Climate Change, Julie James, has welcomed the appointment of Vicky Robinson as the first Chief Planning Inspector of Planning and Environment Decisions Wales.
Robinson is currently Operational manager for Planning and Building Control at Vale of Glamorgan Council and will take up her appointment early in 2022.
Commenting on the appointment, Julie James said: “I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Vicky Robinson as the first Chief Planning Inspector of Planning and Environment Decisions Wales.
“Vicky brings a wealth of experience with her as Operational Manager for Planning and Building Control of Vale of Glamorgan Council.
“In her role, Vicky will drive forward PEDW’s commitment to supporting sustainable development by providing an open, fair, and impartial service that ensures all planning decisions meets the needs of its customers.
“I’m looking forward to her taking up her post next year.”
Vicky Robinson said: “I’m both delighted and proud to be the first Chief Planning Inspector of Planning and Environment Decisions Wales, and starting a new chapter in both my career and planning in Wales.
“The role presents an excellent opportunity at a time of major changes and challenges.
“I’m eager to start work, begin engaging with stakeholders and help continue to raise the standard of the service for all of its customers in its new home within the Welsh government.”
Robinson has also been chair of the Planning Officer’s Society for Wales and sits on the Cardiff University and Royal Town Planning Institute Partnership board.
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