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Principal Planning Policy Officer

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Basingstoke, Hampshire
£47,765 - £51,623
Closing date
16 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Planning, Policy and Strategy
Officer, Manager, Planner
Local Authority
Senior Manager

Job Details

We are planning for the future growth and prosperity of the borough and are looking to welcome professionals with the desire to make an impact to best serve the interests of the community.

As an ambitious council, Basingstoke and Deane really focuses on putting our residents at the heart of everything we do. Playing a key role in supporting the delivery of planning projects and strategies, we’re looking to recruit a Principal Planning Policy Officer as part of a growing Planning Policy Team.

Your role will involve leading on the delivery of a high-quality planning policy service, leading on aspects of the preparation and implementation of planning policy documents, ranging from the local plan (a review is currently in its early stages) to supplementary planning documents and design codes. We are currently at an interesting stage of Local Plan making, with opportunities to get involved in the latter stages of the process including consultation and examination over the next two years. You will also lead on background studies to inform policy development and provide technical planning advice to a wide range of customers.

Given the rural/urban mix of the borough there will be opportunities to work with rural communities to produce neighbourhood plans, alongside involvement in large scale regeneration and urban extension projects. You will support the council’s infrastructure, regeneration and delivery functions whilst leading work on major sites.

With an RTPI accredited degree/post graduate qualification and being a member of the RTPI you should have significant experience in planning policy related activities.  You will understand current professional practices including the preparation of Local Planshave excellent project management skills and the ability to effectively communicate information to a range of audiences.

There is such a variety of policy work at Basingstoke and the team includes infrastructure, urban design and transport planning. The split of home working and being in the office supports our close team working whilst giving flexibility’ Current Principal Policy Officer

For more information on the role, please contact our Planning Policy Manager who is ready to tell you everything you want to know! Email Jo at


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Civic Offices
London Road
RG21 4AH

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