Principal Planning Officer

Lewis Davey
Loughborough, Leicestershire
PO2 - £32,372 - £34,966 + Essential Car User Allowance
22 Jun 2018
22 Jul 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Not just a top university!

Loughborough is a thriving, award-winning market town nestled in the heart of the glorious Charnwood Forest.  It has a wide range of unique shopping, diverse eating out experiences, family attractions, exciting events and plenty of places to enjoy and explore.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the town is ideally based to explore Charnwood and its great parks, including Charnwood Forest and Bradgate Park.

The location is also ideal for exploring the cities of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby, as well as being close to a variety of tourist attractions such as the Donnington Park Race Track, Peak District, Sherwood Forest and the National Space Centre.


Well connected? 

You bet, with the M1 motorway just 10 mins away and direct access to Derby (27mins), Nottingham (30mins), Leicester (18mins) and Birmingham (50mins) driving to and from the offices could not be easier!

Travelling by train? Great, did you know you can get to the heart of Leicester in just 7 minutes, Nottingham City Centre in 14 minutes, Sheffield in 52mins and central London in 1h 18minutes!

Also, if you love to fly away, we have East Midlands International Airport just 20mins away!

Getting to and from Loughborough could not get easier!


The Opportunity

With modern public sector offices in the heart of Loughborough, we are looking for a highly experienced town planner to determine major, complex minor applications and oversee householder and other planning applications including their validation.

From rural developments and new uses for key historic buildings up to town centre regeneration, large urban extensions and major food, agri-tech and other commercial developments. You will assist the Team Leader Development Management in the delivery of development management services in the two area teams including the supervision and mentoring of staff and their learning and development.


Who are we looking for?

Ideally a current Principal Planner, however we will consider and support Senior Planners with good experience who are looking for that next step up in their career.

You will be a qualified planner who is a member of the RTPI who has substantial recent experience of development management dealing with more complex planning applications and appeals.

You will need to be able to analyse complex planning issues and to write letters, reports and evidence statements. You will also need to demonstrate an understanding of current law and guidance relating to development management.


Key Benefits

  • Essential Car User Allowance.
  • Flexible working & Broadband allowance for working from home
  • Onsite parking
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Subsidised leisure facilities
  • Town Centre & Train Station walking distance to office
  • Leicester, Nottingham & Derby in less than 30mins away



This position is for 34 hours per week paid at  £32,372 - £34,966 + Essential Car User Allowance


Key dates

Interviews will be held on  Week commencing  20th August, 2018


How to apply?

For an informal and confidential discussion on this role, please call us now on (0) 20 7859 4246​. Our dedicated and manned hotline is open between 8AM - 8PM. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, we are looking forward to hearing from you. Email enquiries can also be sent to

Lewis Davey is a specialist Town Planning Consultancy and has been appointed to manage the application process for all candidates. With over 15 years of Planning Recruitment experience and our ability to obtain direct answers to your queries means that you can get the information you need to start your application immediately. We are here to help.

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