Neighbourhood Planning Officer

Sidmouth, Devon
£27,668 - £30,153 per annum
16 May 2017
04 Jun 2017
Officer, Planner
Other, Planning
Full Time
Contract Type

Neighbourhood Planning Officer

Fixed term for up to 2 years

£27,668 - £30,153 per annum

Knowle, Sidmouth

Full time – 37 hours per week

About Us

We live in a beautiful part of the world, with much of our landscape falling into an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  It’s our ambition here at East Devon District Council to keep East Devon an outstanding place to live and work.  Our appreciation for maintaining our nationally recognised high quality of life runs through the culture of our council and informs our objectives.  As well as providing great services every day, we plan carefully for a sustainable future by delivering excellent opportunities and great local homes for people.

About the role

Together, we can deliver excellent services for our communities.  Reporting to the Planning Policy Manager you will assist and support local communities with the production of Neighbourhood Plans in East Devon, ensuring they pass through formal statutory stages and meet legal tests and requirements.  This will include providing technical planning support, guidance and information to all parties involved as well as, contributing to and commissioning studies and assessments required to support production of Neighbourhood Plans.

About you

You should have a good understanding of current and evolving Planning Policy systems, and an understanding of the Planning Policy Process.  Along with some relevant experience and good community engagement qualities, you will have excellent communication skills and attention to detail.  With a degree or equivalent in Planning or a similar subject, you’ll ideally be eligible for Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.


For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Matt Dickins, Planning Policy Manager, 01395 571540 or email

Closing date:  4th June 2017.  Interviews will be held w/c 12th June 2017.

East Devon District Council has decided to relocate away from its current headquarters in Sidmouth.  Some staff will relocate to Exmouth during the latter part of 2017 and others to Honiton.  The timescale for Honiton relocation has yet to be confirmed.