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Principal Planning Officer

Macdonald & Company
Greater London
£40 - £45 per hour
Closing date
22 Jun 2022
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Principal Planning Officer at a Local Planning Authority in Greater London, for an initial 6 months.

This council is looking for a highly experienced Principal Planner to come on board and work on range of large scale residential housing applications as well as some smaller more complex schemes in rural and greenbelt areas. This caseload will vary from applications of 12 units up to 350 plus and will give you the chance to work on a variety of applications. This role is situated within a small diverse team focused on major development in the area.

Duties will include;

  • Managing a caseload of major planning applications within statutory time frames
  • Provision of paid pre-application advice to developers, architects and external consultants
  • Attending site visits
  • Prepare detailed committee reports
  • Mentoring and signing off delegated reports
  • Negotiate finalize and discharge conditions
  • Coordinate appeals

Pay Rate: £40-£45 per hour Umbrella Co

Contract duration: 6 months with a view to extend on a rolling basis

Successful candidates will have a degree in Town & Country Planning or an affiliated subject, with practical experience as a Senior or Principal Development Control Officer in the UK working on major applications.

In addition, you will have a natural enthusiasm and interest in major development in conjunction with excellent verbal and report writing skills.

If you would like to be considered for the position, please contact Alex Ashman on or via telephone on 0207 318 5261.


Macdonald & Company is the leading professional recruitment consultancy for the real estate, built environment, energy and environmental sectors. Established in 1994 and headquartered in the UK, we apply local knowledge with true global connection through our offices in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

Our specialist teams act for every class  of organisation owning, occupying, financing or advising on property, construction and engineering – developers, investors, institutions, funds, banks, consultancies and contractors. We are the preferred recruitment partner of RICS - the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

The Company’s Energy & Environmental division acts for clients across oil and gas, maritime, utilities, natural resources, power generation, renewable energy and sustainability sectors.

Macdonald & Company is a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange quoted Prime People Plc.

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