With nearly 10 years’ experience working for the Authority, Debbie’s most recent role has been to lead the Technical Support Team into a new era of productivity and efficiencies. Debbie has guided a team of 10 Officers to bring significant changes and improvements in the validation of applications. These ground breaking approaches have been recognised both locally and nationally as an exemplar approach to the initial stages of the planning application process particularly validation.
Debbie has strong leadership qualities ensuring results and overcoming challenges to maintain the service is always supported. Debbie’s particular strengths are in people management, time-effective outputs and consistent support to applicants and planning agents. Debbie’s contribution to the service has delivered significant improvements which has set Milton Keynes as a benchmark for effectiveness leading the way for other authorities.