Planning Officer - Development Management

London Borough Tower Hamlets
Tower Hamlets, London (Greater)
£34,644 - £47,736
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Local Authority

Job Details

Role Purpose

Tower Hamlets is an exciting and fast changing location which includes the Tower of London World Heritage Site, Whitechapel, Brick Lane, Canary Wharf and the Olympic legacy. It’s one of London’s most diverse boroughs and has one of the highest targets for new homes and jobs in the capital, plus numerous complex and strategic applications. There are over fifty conservation areas, hundreds of listed buildings and an extensive river frontage including Tower Bridge. You will not find a more interesting and varied place to develop your career. There is an opportunity for a highly motivated planner to join our Development Management team to help manage significant growth and deliver sustainable development.

Key Responsibilities

We are looking for candidates who can process and determine the full range of planning applications received by the Council. You will also be responsible for negotiating pre-application proposals, including co-ordinating all associated assessment work, meetings and participation of relevant technical specialists, whilst offering an excellent level of customer service.


We are seeking to employ a planning officer to join our team who has a knowledge of key issues relating to planning, and an understanding of Town and Country Planning Act and the UK Planning Policy framework. You will need good time management skills, organisational skills, and an eye for detail, whilst being able to deliver robust decisions in a timely manner. This is a career-grade post (Levels 1, 2 and 3) and therefore open to planning officers at any level in their career.

For an informal discussion, please contact Team Leader in Development Management, Jane Jin -

Closing date: 29th November 2023

To apply, please click “Apply Now”.


Tower Hamlets collage

Tower Hamlets is one of London’s smallest yet most diverse boroughs. Home to some well-known places and landmarks, it has the Tower of London, Canary Wharf, parts of the 2012 Olympic Park, historic riverfront at Wapping and vibrant places like Brick Lane, Shoreditch and Whitechapel - all in just eight square miles. Tower Hamlets is growing fast. Our mission is to manage growth and share the benefits across all of our communities.

Read our latest article: Tower Hamlets: Working for “the best of London” in one borough

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