Brendan Cleere, Director - Growth & Development

Brendan CleereBrendan Cleere joined Taunton Deane Borough Council in 1994.  He has undertaken a number of roles starting in environmental management, moving into community development followed by several corporate policy and management roles, before becoming a director at TDBC in 2007.

In his director role in the joint management team, Brendan is responsible for leading both Councils’ challenging ambitions for growth and development.

Key priorities include the Hinkley Point nuclear new build and the delivery of Taunton’s growth and regeneration plans.  Brendan has overall responsibility for the planning and economic development services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership of overarching growth and economic prosperity agenda for both Councils, including the proposed Hinkley Point development and the regeneration of Taunton
  • Maximising inward investment and business retention
  • Maximising planned housing delivery
  • Protecting quality and sustainability of development
Post Details

Grade: Director

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £83,240 spot salary

Contact Details:


Tel No: 01823 356350

Assistant Directors

Tim BurtonTim Burton, Assistant Director - Planning & Environment


Ian TimmsIan Timms, Assistant Director - Business Development


Andrew GoodchildAndrew Goodchild, Assistant Director - Energy Infrastructure