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Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park

Prospero Planning was selected to provide Planning Officer cover on behalf of Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park for the duration of a maternity leave absence within the in-house team. Two of the Prospero team working together made up a full-time equivalent and inherited full responsibility for all planning matters arising in one of the four geographic areas within the Park’s boundaries. We handled the full range of issues from pre-app applications through to full applications and appeals.

Shortly after the contract began, our caseload doubled due to a resignation within the authority team. Our two Associates stepped in to pick up responsibility for another area and work with the planning team to share the workload with the planning team.

Most recently, Prospero has provided dedicated support to handle a complex major planning application on behalf of the National Park.  There was a high volume of dynamic and sometimes complicated information, and we were praised by senior staff and local members for the way this was presented to committee both in the written report and verbally. 

Whilst we’re-based in south Wales, we take pride in offering a full range of support, including site visits, and contributing to LPA team meetings when we can.

“Following problems in recruiting experienced staff over the last year or so, we turned to Prospero to help us out with our Development Management case load. The department was facing some significant pressures at the time, and Emma and her team really helped us through this period. Applications were handled very professionally and efficiently, and they quickly became valuable members of our small team. The Prospero team were always friendly, and easy to get on with – and were happy to get stuck into team meetings with valuable contributions. Our current contract is now coming to an end, but we are already considering using them again in the future, on both DM and enforcement. I would highly recommend them to any Authority requiring an extra pair of hands.”

Jonathan Cawley – Director of Planning and Land Management, Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park Authority

Every member of the Prospero team has extensive first-hand experience in LPAs and understands the daily challenges of life as a planner – and the headaches faced by every Head of Planning.

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