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Planning Officer

Rugby Borough Council
Rugby, Warwickshire
£25,991 - £29,577 (plus £2,774 per annum market supplement)
Closing date
8 Nov 2020

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Full Time
Planning, Policy and Strategy
Local Authority
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With a newly adopted Local Plan, Rugby has big plans for growth. We are an ambitious Borough with a strong drive to maintain a competitive and productive economy and enhance our vibrant town centre.

You will also play a significant role in monitoring and demonstration of housing land supply and providing planning policy input on planning applications at key development sites. You will also help to produce key Supplementary Planning Documents that will help deliver the Local Plan.

Ideally, you will have knowledge of Local Plan processes and good knowledge of current legislation and guidance which you will apply in policy creation. You will bring strong interpersonal and communication skills to the role and will be able to engage in a positive way with colleagues, members of the council and the public in providing policy advice and support to communities producing Neighbourhood Plans. You will be highly organised, computer literate and have good project management skills.

With a Planning degree or equivalent, you’ll also need licentiate membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (or equivalent), ideally evidence of relevant continuous professional development.

A driving license and access to a car for business use is essential.

For an informal discussion about this role, please call Victoria Chapman, our Development Strategy Manager on 01788 533758.

You can view full details of this job via our website, where you can also apply on-line. If you are unable to apply on-line please contact 01788 533564, or e-mail: for further assistance.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Closing Date: 8 November 2020
Interview Date: Week commencing 16 November 2020


Rugby Borough Council is a democratic organisation. It comprises of 42 elected Councillors who are responsible for agreeing policies about provision of services and how the Council's money is spent. The Council employs officers who are responsible for its day to day management.


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