Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Facilitation: Devon Land Use Framework

By Madeleine Penkett

9th August 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to support thriving communities across Devon. The role will facilitate a participatory process that includes a variety of stakeholders across Devon over a period of 18 months to design a land use framework. The pilot framework will establish and test principles that guide decisions on land use in the county that can then be adopted by practitioners in the public, private and third sectors.

Specific outputs

A well-functioning Devon Design and Delivery Group that leads the development and testing of a land use framework. First meeting of the Group expected before end of October 2021.

An established Devon land use framework consisting of a set of agreed principles, processes and practices that can be used by organisations to guide decision-making on land use in Devon and has been tested on at least one local issue of significant interest. Expected draft by end of 2022 with agreed version to take forward by February 2023.

Coherent, evidence-based conclusions and recommendations from the Devon process, contributing to national learning and development.

To learn more about the role, please download the Terms of Reference at the top of this page.


To respond

Please respond to Alison Caffyn, Senior Land Use Researcher, alison.caffyn@ffcc.co.uk, by Thursday 26 August with a letter, explaining the approach you would take to this work, along with CV(s) of no more than two sides showing details of relevant professional experience.

Should we decide to interview applicants the interviews will take place online on the 1st or 2nd September.