Senior Planning Officer

My client, a growing Local Authority in Warwickshire are looking for a Senior Planning Officer to join their team within Development Management, and in particular working with an exciting, mixed caseload of projects currently in progress in the Borough.

 

You will be joining as a Senior Planning Officer a growing team who are looking to expand their staffing levels with a number of regeneration and major development projects and are looking for someone to process a case load of applications for planning permission, listed building consent, conservation area consent, certificates of lawfulness, discharge of planning conditions, hazardous substances consent and advertisement consent.

 

Duties and Experience for Senior Planning Officer post:

  • The examination of, and processing of the more complex planning applications related to the provision of the development control service, as required by legislation.
  • Initiating appropriate consultations and notifications, to ensure that appropriate procedures have been pursued.
  • Negotiating with the applicant or agent to overcome any difficulties or deficiencies in the proposals, and the preparation of appropriate correspondence pertaining to such matters.

  • Determining what recommendation to make, taking into account planning policy, consultation replies, legal advice, background history, site investigation, the environmental implications of the proposal and observations received. The recommendation will include conditions of approval, or reasons for refusal.

  • Preparation of Board reports setting out the proposal, background, relevant planning policies, comments of consultees and interested parties, observations on the merits of the proposal, and the recommendation.

  • Keeping detailed and accurate records of site inspections, as well as of telephone calls and meetings.

  • Advising and assisting the public regarding development control procedures, fess, planning policies and the likely attitude of the Council. Informing enquirers about current applications and the way in which they are progressed to determination.

  • Liaison with officers of other departments and sections, elected members, relevant professions, and external authorities wherever appropriate. Attending meetings with or on behalf of senior officers, and representing the authority in negotiations with applicants, at public meetings and at meetings with public and private agencies.

  • Preparing written representations and proofs of evidence setting out the considerations which led the Council to its decision, and giving evidence as a professional witness at planning and enforcement inquiries.

 

In order to be successful for the Senior Planning Officer position you must hold a valid UK driving licence and have access to your own vehicle. You must also be able to clearly demonstrate recent local authority experience handling a mixed caseload of complex minor and small major applications.

 

The client will be looking to pay between £20-30 per hour for the successful Senior Planning Officer and would be looking for somebody to start as soon as possible. Ackerman Pierce will guarantee you weekly payment, as well as a personal consultant that you will work with and ensure that you're in the best hands. Please contact Ollie Melton if you have any questions regarding Town Planning jobs nationwide!

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