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Principal Planning Officer

Oyster Partnership
North West
£40 Per Hour
Closing date
8 Aug 2021

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Development Control
Local Authority
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Job Details

I am working with an authority in the North West who are looking for a Principal Planning Officer to start on an initial 6 month contract. They would be looking for the candidate to start as soon as possible. The role would be working on a caseload of major applications, and it would be mostly remote-working apart from site visits and Planning Committee.

Duties will include: 

  • Overseeing a caseload of major applications.
  • Provision of paid pre-application advice to developers, architects and external consultants.
  • Co-ordinate and independently carry out site visits and prepare detailed reports.
  • Negotiate finalise and discharge conditions.
  • Change of use applications.
  • Advise Planning Enforcement teams about retrospective planning approval and variation to conditions.
  • Mentor junior members of staff.
  • Working on the Planning Committee.
  • Assist with ongoing service improvement
  • Option to manage a small team

Candidate’s Required Experience:

  • Several years’ of experience within Local Authorities.
  • MRTPI would be beneficial.
  • Previous experience of a large scale residential and commercial applications.
  • Private Sector experience is considered.
  • Ability to drive and access to own car.

Working Arrangements:

  • Rate would be around £40 Per Hour.
  • IR35 undetermined
  • ASAP start
  • Remote-working available, with some site visits required if restrictions allow

If you feel your skills and experience would be suited to this role, please call 0207 766 9075 and ask for Josh.


The Town Planning Team at Oyster Partnership are specialists in both the interim and permanent markets across the public and private sectors.

Our public sector team covers all levels of interim vacancies from Assistant level to Heads of Service across the UK in development management, policy, enforcement, economic development, conservation and urban design.

Our private sector team works with some of the biggest names in Property across the UK from Graduate to Director level. We recruit into consultancies, house builders, commercial developers, renewable energy companies, and waste management companies.

We strive to achieve results for client and candidates by building strong relationships through a friendly consultative service that has helped us become the award winning firm we are today.

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020 7766 9000
St Albans House
57-59 Haymarket
United Kingdom
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