Head of Planning, Trasportation & Environment

Mr Dave Black is head of the service that includes development and delivery of large infrastructure projects, strategic infrastructure planning and statutory responses including development of the Transport, Education, Waste and Minerals plans.  The responsibility for sustainable travel and road safety resides in this team along with the planning schools infrastructure, flood and coastal risk management functions.

Dave originally trained with Devon County Council, where he subsequently worked for 13 years. He then worked for Parsons Brinkerhoff for 20 years becoming Technical Director responsible for the Transport Planning Section UK. In 2009 Dave re-joined Devon County Council and developed the new Local Transport Plan jointly with Torbay.