P is for Planning

Published Date: 

30 Jul 2019 - 10:50

It's week four of the council's A to Z of services and today we're looking at...

P is for Planning

Fiona Scott is a Planning Officer based in Oban. Her job involves handling planning applications and engaging with development proposals all the way from the initial idea to completion.

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Talking about the variety her role offers, Fiona said: “One day I could be working from the office, engaging with stakeholders and applicants, and offering advice on a range of planning issues. The next I might have to visit a remote site and walk for miles. I meet some great people through my work and it’s a privilege to help facilitate a variety of developments in some of the country’s most scenic locations.

“The best part about my job though is having the opportunity to work in the public interest. I love seeing planning applications come to life, and people’s hopes and aspirations becoming a reality. It’s extremely rewarding to know that I’ve helped to play a part in that.”