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Senior Planning Policy Officer

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Basingstoke, Hampshire
£44,055 - £47,601
Closing date
16 Apr 2024

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

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 Senior Planning Policy Officer as part of a growing Planning Policy Team.

Your role will involve assisting in the delivery of a high-quality planning policy service, assisting in 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 also assisting with the progression of work on major sites.

With a professional recognised planning qualification and relevant experience within a local planning authority or planning consultancy in a planning role, you will understand current professional practices including the preparation of Local Plans and be able to effectively communicate information to a range of audiences.

The council is well resourced, proactive and supports flexible working, and I have found that there is a real emphasis on team work within the planning team which has helped support me in gaining experience of new policy areas’ Current Senior 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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