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Principal Planner

Osborne Richardson
Up to £60.00 per hour
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

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Our client is a Local Authority and they are looking for a Principal Planning Officer to join their Development Management Team for a contract role.

You will manage a varied caseload of planning applications and be required to assess all types of major planning applications, including strategic ones. You'll lead on negotiations for a range of planning applications to ensure community benefits are secured and the Council's regeneration objectives are met. You will prepare and present Committee reports on major proposals of strategic importance and you'll prepare statements, proofs of evidence for public enquiries and act as professional witness.

To apply for this role you will need to be a degree qualified Town Planner with a strong development management background. You will need to be comfortable managing your own caseload and able to work well under pressure when required. You will need to be well organised and confident dealing with external third parties and able to produce well written communications. Your strong knowledge of UK planning legislation will enable you to provide pre-application advice and you will be confident when advising developers on planning proposals; good negotiation skills are essential.

This role is based in the South East of England and our client is looking to £60/hr Umbrella, the role is inside IR35. Initially this role will be offered as a 6 month contract.

Our client offers hybrid working, with 2-3 days a week in the office.

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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