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Planning Enforcement Officer

Carrington West
East Anglia
£40 per hour
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in the East Midlands in the search for a Planning Enforcement Officer to join their Town Planning department on a 6-12 month contract.
The main purpose of the role is to assist in providing a high quality, customer-focused planning service by investigating a wide range of alleged breaches of planning control including on Gypsy and Traveller sites.
Main responsibilities:
·Investigate and monitor cases of alleged breaches of planning control. These investigations may include - clarifying if the allegation constitutes development; reviewing the site history; assessing the extent of permitted development rights; interviewing and taking statements from developers, builders, complainants and others under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act; taking photographs and measurements; comparing measurements or materials on site against submitted drawings and plans.
·Contribute to the efficient running of the service as a member of the wider planning enforcement team.
·Maintain records of all investigations, including the preparation of formal file notes, ensuring that any evidence is presented in a logical and coherent manner.
·Accurately record and respond to service requests in relation to alleged breaches of planning control on Gypsy and Traveller sites, ensuring databases and records are maintained accurately and cases are regularly reviewed for action.
In order to successfully deliver the responsibilities of the role, you will need to have a NVQ Level 5 in a relevant subject or equivalent experience and evidence of continuous professional development. Eligibility for membership of Royal Town Planning Institute's National Association for Planning Enforcement (NAPE) would be desirable but isn't essential.
Our client is looking for someone to start almost immediately, so if you are interested in going forward for the role then please don't hold back.
Carrington West Pay Rate - £40 per hour (DOE)
Job Ref - 48619
Please call Cameron de Wit on 02393 876014 for a confidential discussion on this role, or email myself or our planning team if you are short of time to chat:

Carrington West's dedicated Town Planning Recruitment Team supply clients UK wide on both a permanent and contract basis and all levels of seniority. If this role is too senior, too junior or in a location that is unsuitable, but you are keen on options, please still feel free to apply and we can discuss other, often unadvertised roles with you.


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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02393 876096
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