Principal Planning Policy Officer
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has a good planning service which we are aiming to transform to excellent. We have recently appointed a number of new staff to the planning service and are now looking to strengthen our planning policy team.
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Principal Planning Policy Officer who has planning policy experience and the drive to significantly contribute to our planning policy team.
Our Borough Local Plan has recently been out to Regulation 19 Consultation, we are currently reviewing the comments and we are aiming to submit this to the Planning Inspectorate early in 2018. We will then be going through the process to achieve a sound plan.
As a senior officer you will work with us in achieving our Local Plan, in devising and implementing planning policy. We need a planner with excellent communication skills able to provide sound planning policy advice to colleagues in the planning service, across the Council as a whole and to members of the public and the development industry.
You would also need to be confident to work with parish councils and other community groups and the issues they raise including the production of Neighbourhood Plans.
Windsor and Maidenhead is a vibrant borough that is experiencing economic and housing growth. Located within easy access of Central London it is an attractive place for business growth and investment. The two main towns have different planning pressures; there is the culture and heritage of Windsor and the regeneration of Maidenhead. Cross Rail is expected to be the catalyst for future investment in Maidenhead. There are also smaller towns and villages, many located in the green belt, where the pressure of development is of concern to local people. This makes it a very interesting Council to be working in planning policy.
This is a great place to live and work. There are excellent transport connections to London and the West of England, with Cross Rail opening in Maidenhead in 2019.
If you think this may be a post for you please give us a ring to find out more. Contact either Helen Murch, Planning Policy Manager, on 01628 796447 or Sandra Fryer, Planning Consultant on 07791 304024.
Closing date: 10 December 2017
Interviews: w/c 11 December 2017
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