Managing director of place and economic development

Managing director of place and economic development, Tim Atkins

Tim Atkins is the council's managing director for place and economic development. His role is to sustain and grow Cheltenham’s economic and cultural vitality. He is also responsible for the protection and enhancement of the town’s environment.

Tim is responsible for the following services:

  • building control - shared service helping to facilitate the construction of safe, efficient and accessible buildings
  • green space development - parks and gardens, sports pitches, open spaces and allotments
  • housing and communities - housing strategy, supporting people, homelessness
  • planning - development management; Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Joint Core Strategy; Cheltenham Plan; neighbourhood planning
  • enforcement of planning and housing conditions – particularly private rented sector and houses in multiple occupation and vacant homes
  • land charges
  • public protection - environmental health, closed circuit television, community safety, licensing
  • bereavement services
  • townscape - flood defence, land drainage, Cheltenham business partnership support, heritage and conservation, urban design, shopmobility and public realm improvement
  • tourism
  • economic development and the council’s relationship with the Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership
  • the Cheltenham Development Taskforce
  • Cheltenham’s interests in Staverton Airport
  • car parking – car parks and transport issues (Cheltenham transport plan, off-street car parking, bus station)

You can contact the director of environmental and regulatory services by email or telephone on 01242 264160.

Other members of the senior management structure include the chief executive and a director of corporate resources and projects.