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Senior Development Management Officer

West Lindsey District Council
Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Band 9 £32,234 - £33,782 per annum + Essential Car User allowance
Closing date
6 Nov 2021

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Full Time
Local Authority
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West Lindsey is one of the largest districts in England, covering 1,156km2 and with a population of around 95,000 people. We are a predominantly rural district, with an administrative centre in Gainsborough on the River Trent, and the historic market towns of Market Rasen and Caistor to the east, nestling into the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

A fantastic opportunity is now available to join the Council’s Planning Team. Working in a senior role, and within a team that consistently achieves outstanding performance, you will be at the forefront of delivering an ambitious growth programme through the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan. The Development Management Team receives over 1,500 applications a year for planning permission, listed building consent, advertisement consent and other related applications. We receive more than 50 applications a year for major developments, including residential, commercial, agricultural and renewable energy developments.

We are seeking to recruit an outcome-focused and experienced individual, dedicated to achieving high-quality developments with a thorough understanding of current and emerging planning legislation. You will need to be ready to hit the ground running with a diverse caseload of applications, from more complex non-major developments through to major residential, commercial and agricultural schemes. You will benefit from flexible working, a minimum of 28 days annual leave and an essential car user allowance.

To be eligible for this role, candidates must have at minimum of 2 years’ experience directly with Development Management, hold (or be working towards) membership of the RTPI and able to demonstrate a track record of excellent service delivery, working to tight deadlines and display strong communication and customer service skills.

To apply: visit for more details about the role and to apply online. Please note we do not accept CV’s as a form of application.

The successful applicant will be subject to a Basic Disclosure Scotland check.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview invites will be sent out via email.

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact either Rachel Woolass (Development Management Team Leader) on 01427 676657 or email; or Russell Clarkson (Planning Manager Development Management) on 01427 676 661 or email

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