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Principal Planner

Osborne Richardson
Somerset, England
Up to £42.00 per hour
Closing date
5 May 2024

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Our client requires a Principle Town Planner to join their Development Management Team and manage a caseload of residential and commercial planning applications. The mix will depend on the skills and experience of the successful candidate but is likely to feature applications in the "major" category of around 50-100 dwellings.

On a daily basis you will come into contact with a wide range of stakeholders and will be required to keep Elected Members, MPs and customers appropriately informed on planning matters and deliver a high level of customer care. You may be required to attend and present items at Plans Panel, make recommendations and give planning advice to Elected Members.

To apply for this role you will need a significant amount of town planning work experience gained within a local authority context. A detailed knowledge of the statutory and policy framework within which planning decisions are made is absolutely essential as are formal qualifications; minimum to degree level and ideally with professional accreditation.

Proven experience of negotiating on high level developments with developers as well as communicate fluently and coherently with lead members and senior management on the merits and implications of developments must be clearly demonstrated on your CV.

This will initially be offered as a 6 month contract offering 37hrs per week.

Our client is a Local Authority in Somerset and they are offering £42/hr (inside IR35).

Our client offers a hybrid working arrangement which is predominantly home working but on site and in person meetings may be required from time to time.

Please get in touch for further information.


Here at Osborne Richardson our business is people - Our simple philosophy recognises the need to fully understand the objectives and needs of both our Candidates and Clients to provide the highest level of service and the most effective tailored solutions. 

We act on behalf of a diverse range of clients, including Private Sector Consultancies, Developers, Design Consultancies and Central and Local Government bodies 

Our consultants have a thorough knowledge of their specialist sectors and extensive experience of recruiting for Permanent, Interim and Contract positions throughout the UK.

We are committed to providing both Clients and Candidates an informed, personal and high-quality level of service, dedicated to achieving their recruitment and personal career objectives.

For further information on how we can help please contact one of our consultants on 0207 5801500 or alternatively email;

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