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Planning Officer – Strategic Applications

Ashford Borough Council
Ashford, Kent/Hybrid
£29,457 to £39,780 + 10% Enhanced Recruitment Payment + lease car/cash alternative - £2,080 pa
Closing date
14 Mar 2024

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Planning Officer – Strategic Applications
Strategic Development & Delivery Team – closing date 14.03.2024
Salary from £29,457 to £39,780 pa, depending on skills and experience (pay award pending)
PLUS subsidised lease car/cash alternative of £2,080 pa
PLUS, ` Enhanced Recruitment Payment` of up to 10% of starting salary
Flexible hybrid working

We are building an exciting and beautiful place for residents, businesses and visitors alike that will underpin economic prosperity, cultural richness, and commercial opportunities for our communities.

We are seeking a Planning Officer to assist in providing a high quality, customer focused Planning and Development service delivering strategic development. Working flexibly as part of the Strategic Applications team you would work on a wide range of planning and development tasks and be responsible for:

Progressing, assessing and assisting the determination of a wide range of applications, including applications for planning permission, submissions or reserved matters, applications for prior notification, non-material amendments, discharge of conditions, listed and advertisement consents, monitoring, investigating and working with others to deal with alleged breaches of planning conditions and planning control on strategic development sites, handling appeals, preparing pre-application advice and dealing with enquiries.

The Borough has an excellent quality of life with growing towns and attractive countryside including two separate areas designated as being of outstanding natural beauty.  It is close to the Channel coast, has good schools, and house prices are lower than much of the south east region.  London is just 38 minutes from Ashford by train.

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For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Strategic Applications Team Leaders Faye Tomlinson (on 01233 330275) or Steve Musk (on 01233 330350).

If you are interested in this role then please apply now as we are currently shortlisting and interviewing and will be looking at applications as they get submitted

To apply please forward your CV to  or click here.  to complete an application form which is found on the jobs page of our website

Hybrid Working - We are an organisation that puts people first and understands how important employee wellbeing is. We want to help you to balance your working life and home life and offer flexible ways of working to help structure your life in a positive and productive way; both at home and in the office. This maximises personal development and collaborative working.     

Competitive remuneration package - We offer an excellent salary linked pension scheme, generous annual leave with flexi time, free life insurance, supportive relocation package and opportunities for training and development.

Ashford Borough Council recognises the need to ensure the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults when they come into contact with the services we provide.

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