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Charnwood Borough Council – Big Ambitions, Big Opportunities

Published on: 14 Mar 2019

Charnwood selection 625The fourth largest borough in the country by population, Charnwood is based in the market town of Loughborough and sits centrally in the triangle formed by Nottingham, Leicester and Derby in England’s East Midlands.

There are many reasons why an ambitious planner should want to live and work here, not least:

  • We have a world class Science and Enterprise Park, which has been allocated an additional 77 hectares of land for expansion.
  • The borough is home to the highly rated Loughborough University (awarded the University of the Year 2019 title, by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide).
  • There are two sustainable urban extensions at an advanced planning stage.
  • Charnwood has a diverse landscape and heritage assets such as The Great Central Railway and The Bell Foundry.

We’re also a highly-regarded employer – Charnwood Borough Council has been accredited as an organisation that delivers the Customer Service Excellence Standard for the last six years. Our staff are passionate about delivering high levels of customer service, to both elected members and the borough’s residents.

What’s more, we work closely with developers to deliver schemes that are high quality in design. We’re committed to making Charnwood a great place to live for all of our residents.

Our Planning Department has a good mix of experienced and homegrown planners.  The management team strongly supports staff development and we make sure our planners have a healthy work/ life balance. Following, our restructure we are well positioned to meet the planning related challenges ahead of us.


Charnwood360JOIN OUR TEAM

This is a great time to join us and help shape the future of Charnwood. So please take a look at the opportunities we have available and apply via the Charnwood Borough Council website.

For an informal and confidential discussion on our opportunities, please call Raj Mistry on 01509 634753 or email

Image of Great Central Railway | Steve Bottrill