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Principal Planning Officer

Employer
South Hams District Council / West Devon Borough Council
Location
Totnes, Devon
Salary
£37,568 - £41,591 per annum + 10% Market Supplement
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Discipline
Planning
Function
Planner
Sector
Local Authority
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Job Details

Golden Hello of up to £5000 to eligible applicants
Relocation package is available to eligible applicants

Do you embrace change and push boundaries? Are you ready to make a difference?

West Devon Borough and South Hams District Councils are shared authorities with an exciting, innovative and forward-looking delivery model. We are offering opportunities to customer focused individuals who welcome change and can drive forward and shape new ways of service delivery. In return, we can offer flexible working in an environment where innovation, challenge and efficiency are key aspects. You will be part of a dedicated team working on:
•    Stunning coastline and countryside
•    Exciting developments and growth
•    Thriving towns and villages
•    World class heritage

The Principal Planning Officer will play a key role in supporting the Head of Development Management to deliver an effective Development Management service which seeks to conserve and enhance the natural and built environment across South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils, making a positive difference to local places, businesses and residents across the district/borough.

You will take the lead on major development proposals in the area in addition to carrying a caseload of a range of planning applications and will be required to assess and make decisions and recommendations on each including agreeing and documenting Section 106 Agreements. You will work closely with other Planning Officers and the Business Support Team, as well as key stakeholders such as elected Members, residents, applicants, agents and developers to establish strong working relationships to enhance service provision.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), with excellent detailed knowledge of planning legislation, national planning policy and planning reforms. You will have strong communication and negotiation skills, have a proactive approach to work and will be committed to providing excellent customer service
In return, we can offer in an environment where innovation, challenge and efficiency are key aspects of the way we work along with the following benefits:

•    Flexible working options (including remote working)
•    Local Government Pension Scheme
•    Staff benefit schemes 
•    Employee Assistance Programme

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Do you embrace change and push boundaries? Are you ready to make a difference?

West Devon Borough and South Hams District Councils are shared authorities with an exciting, innovative and forward-looking delivery model. We are offering opportunities to customer focused individuals who welcome change and can drive forward and shape new ways of service delivery. In return, we can offer flexible working in an environment where innovation, challenge and efficiency are key aspects. You will be part of a dedicated team working on:

  • Stunning coastline and countryside
  • Exciting developments and growth
  • Thriving towns and villages
  • World class heritage

 

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