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THE deadline for applications for the role of chief executive of Suffolk County Council closed this week.

A salary limit of £160,000 has been placed upon the position and it is expected that potential candidates will be interviewed next month. It is the authority’s intention to fill the vacancy as soon as possible.

In recent years, the post has carried a certain amount of controversy, with the council’s former chief executive Andrea Hill coming in for criticism regarding her reported £218,592-a-year wages.

Mrs Hill left the role in July and the position is currently being filled by interim chief executive Lucy Robinson – previously the council’s director of economy, skills and environment.

A spokeswoman for the county council said she was unable to give details of how many people had applied for the role and who they were.