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Principal Development Management Planner

Carrington West
South of England
£45 per/hour (DOE)
Closing date
26 Nov 2020
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Principal Development Management Planner
South West
£45p/h Inside IR35 (DOE)

You will be mainly working from home, with the exception of site visits and key meetings. The office location can be discussed upon application to the role.
This newly created role is because of an increase in workload due to continued development in the local area. The local authority is looking to bring in an experienced planner that can hit the ground running with minimal supervision. Experience of working on complex, large scale strategic residential and multi-use sites, as well as negotiating complex S106 Agreement is required.
You will be managing a mixed caseload of applications including the most complex and controversial pre-applications, applications and appeals, so must be comfortable with this variety.
To be successful in this position you MUST HAVE:

  • Significant post qualification experience in Development Management in local government, and recent experience in dealing with major pre-applications, applications and appeals and enforcement issues
  • Access to your own vehicle or a valid UK driving license (for travel to and from the office and for site visits)
  • Be comfortable working from home and using Microsoft Teams/Zoom and IT Software
  • An undergraduate degree and Postgraduate degree/qualification in Planning, accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Managing a mixed caseload of applications including the most complex and controversial pre-applications, applications, appeals, and enforcement matters (including those relating to other consent regimes such as Listed buildings, Conservation Areas, Hazardous Substances and Tree Preservation Orders etc.)
  • Support the Development Management Team Leader in the daily management of Senior Planning Officers. 
  • Authorise planning decisions under delegated powers and authorise reports to Planning Committee.
  • Liaise, communicate and meet with applicants, agents, District Councillors, members of the Public, Parish/Town Councils and any other stakeholders as necessary

Carrington West Pay Rate – Up to £45per/hour

Job Ref – 23155
This role will move quickly and is a unique opportunity to join a growing local authority.
Please call Cameron de Wit on 02393 876014 for a confidential discussion on this role, or email myself or our planning team if you are short of time to chat:

Carrington West’s dedicated Town Planning Recruitment Team supply clients UK wide on both a permanent and contract basis and all levels of seniority. If this role is too senior, too junior or in a location that is unsuitable, but you are keen on options, please still feel free to apply and we can discuss other, often unadvertised roles with you.


Carrington West has a dedicated team offering town planning jobs in the UK town planning sector. Our Town Planning Team operate within the interim, contract and permanent employment markets within town planning. Our town planning candidates benefit from many years’ experience of placing professionals into local authorities UK wide.


As well as our council client base, Carrington West service some of the most desirable town planning consultancy jobs available. We have considerable experience in recruiting for town planners, development management officers, policy planners, regeneration planners, conservation officers, project managers and urban designers from entry level through to Director / Head of Service. For a discrete conversation or to find out about the latest town planning jobs we have available, please contact our Town Planning Team today on 02393 876096.

Contact Us
  • North Harbour
  • Portsmouth
  • PO6 3EZ
  • GB
  • 02393 876096
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