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Planning Officer

Carrington West
Market related
Closing date
25 Apr 2021

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Full Time
Local Authority, Other Public sector
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Development Management Planning Officer
3-month initial Contract
Remote Working - Site visits required
Pay Rate Negotiable - DOE
We are currently looking for planners who are confident in looking after a case-load of householder and minor applications, committed and who can hit the ground running in this role.
The main responsibilities for the post-holder are:
·To use all resources (both time and financial) allocated to specific projects and areas of work effectively and efficiently in accordance with Service objectives and the Team's work programme.
·The assessing and processing of planning applications and applications for consent to display advertisements and demolish/alter Listed Buildings/Trees etc including: the carrying out of all necessary consultations and negotiations; the preparation of recommendations and reports; and attendance at Committee or Area Committee meetings as required.
·The pursuance of enforcement action in conjunction with the enforcement team in relation to unauthorised development and non-compliance with planning conditions.
·Dealing with appeals against planning decisions, including the preparation of the Council's case and the presenting of evidence at Public Inquiries and hearings, where appropriate.
·The preparation of site briefs to provide guidance to developers.
·Responding to development enquiries from within and outside the Council, including the provision of advice to the Land and Development Manager in respect of the Council's land holdings.
·The monitoring and review of development control policies and standards, in conjunction with the Plans and Development Team.
·Input to preparation and review of the Local Development Framework.
·To operate in accordance with objectives, targets and timescales required undertaking duties in accordance with regard to qualifications and experience.
·Contribute to sustainable development in all duties undertaken.
·Observe the City Council's Health & Safety Policy and ensuring that the working environment and practices are free from any undue hazards and dangers.
·Ensuring all Corporate policy statements are observed and carried out so that the working environment is free from harassment, discrimination and victimisation.
·To participate in all aspects of training and development of staff, including the maintenance of disciplinary standards, as directed.  Use all learning opportunities to develop personal skills necessary to improve effectiveness, efficiency, and delivery of service in recognition of the business and service targets.
·Develop the City Council's commitment to equal opportunities and to promote non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken
To avoid missing out please apply today with a copy of your CV then call Ben Rose on 023 9387 6022.
Job Reference Number - 25830
If you are a Town Planner who is interested in job opportunities but this role is not of interest, please still apply and/or get in touch, then we can consider you for other positions.


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.

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02393 876096
North Harbour
United Kingdom
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