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Senior / Development Management Officer

West Lindsey District Council
Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Up to £41,418 + Essential Car User allowance
Closing date
19 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Development Control, Planning
Officer, Planner
Local Authority
Specialist / Consultant

Job Details

1 x Senior Development Management Officer: You will need to be ready to hit the ground running with a diverse caseload of applications, from more complex non-major developments through to major residential, commercial and agricultural schemes. You will have line management responsibility for up to two non-senior planners.  To be eligible for this role, candidates must have at minimum of 2 years’ experience directly with Development Management, hold (or be working towards) membership of the RTPI and able to demonstrate a track record of excellent service delivery, working to tight deadlines and display strong communication and customer service skills.

1 x Development Management Officer: you will be responsible for taking on a diverse caseload of planning and other development-related applications. Whether recently qualified, or an experienced officer, to succeed in this role it is essential that you are outcome-focused and dedicated to achieving high-quality development. You should have a sound understanding of current and emerging planning legislation, be a good problem solver and be able to identify solutions that will achieve the best results for both our applicants and communities. You will be the lead planning officer for a variety of applications, and supported by senior colleagues as your knowledge and career develops.

Both roles will benefit from flexible working, a minimum of 29 days annual leave and an essential car user allowance.


West Lindsey is one of the largest districts in England, covering 1,156km2 and with a population of around 95,000 people. We are a predominantly rural district, with an administrative centre in Gainsborough on the River Trent, and the historic market towns of Market Rasen and Caistor to the east, nestling into the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The Development Management Team receives over 1,500 applications a year for planning permission, listed building consent, advertisement consent and other related applications. We receive more than 50 applications a year for major developments, including residential, commercial, agricultural and renewable energy developments.

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