Planning Enforcement

North West England
£25+ an hour
14 Mar 2017
14 Apr 2017
Officer, Planner
Full Time
Contract Type

A busy Local Planning Authority based in Lancashire is in need of a Planning Enforcement Officer for an initial 3 month period.  As a significant member of the team you will be responsible for managing a varied caseload which includes working on unauthorised developments.

The Role

  • You will be responsible for investigating and managing a case load of small-scale breaches, to large cases which may require you to represent at planning appeals.
  • Your typical caseload will include dealing with unauthorised developments, changes of use and modifications to listed buildings and you will be responsible for investigation through to resolution. 
  • You will play a fundamental role in serving a variety of enforcement notices, drafting witness statements for enquiries, conducting site visits, and negotiating for retrospective planning permission. 
  • On occasion you will be required to prepare evidence for prosecutions in conjunction with issuing a variety of notices when required such as Breach of Condition. 
  • Further duties also encompass reviewing existing cases and negotiating retrospective planning approval where applicable.

Successful candidates will have acquired practical experience as an Enforcement Officer in a UK local authority.

If you are interested in this position or other Enforcement roles around the country, please don’t hesitate to contact Alex via email at or 020 7318 5864.