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Planning Consultant - Expert Planning Witness

Carrington West
South East England
£90 per hour
Closing date
15 Oct 2021
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Expert Planning Witness – Public Inquiry

Town Planning Consultant

South-East England

£90 per hour – OUTSIDE IR35

Contract to start ASAP until mid-December

Up to 20 hours per week required – Can be worked alongside other role(s)

Job Ref – 28690


My client is seeking a planning professional who has experience of being an Expert Witness at Planning Enquiries on behalf of a local authority.

8 full days required for public inquiry towards the end of the year.

Essential Requirement: Public Inquiry Experience



  • Coordinate with a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Draft all statements for submission:- Proof of Evidence, Statement of Common Ground, Rebuttal Responses etc;
  • Review all specialist/third party statements and coordinate consistency across the Councils case;
  • Liaise with legal and appointed Counsel;
  • Attend as an Expert Planning Witness at public inquiry (cross examination);
  • Detailed knowledge of and ability to explain the Council’ interpretation of the sequential test in relation to flood zone development;
  • Be able to understand and explain the implications of viability on the suitability and availability of sites (detailed FVA matters will be led by a specialist viability consultant);

Carrington West are willing to offer £90 per hour for this position.

To be successful in this position you MUST BE:

  • A Qualified Town Planner with significant experience within a Local Authority Planning Department and must have had experience as an expert witness previously

To avoid missing out please apply today with a copy of your CV then call Ben Hitchman on 02393876027
If you are a Town Planner who is interested in job opportunities, but this role is not of interest, please still apply 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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