Principal Planning Officer

Whychavon, South Worcestershire
£34,106 - £37,338 per annum
08 Jun 2018
08 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Principal

Wychavon District Council is a proactive successful local planning authority situated in accessible, attractive countryside within South Worcestershire. We are currently looking for a chartered Principal Planning Officer to join our team of professionals and support the Development Manager in dealing with major planning applications within our district.

We recently adopted a new development plan for the district and currently have a robust 5 year housing land supply.

This role requires the applicant to hit the ground running and to be confident managing a varied case load whilst supporting the Development Manager in leading an experienced team.

You will deal with a wide range of complex and major planning applications and informal enquiries and will prepare reports and recommendations on applications. You will be experienced in presenting applications to Planning Committees and will be expected to work closely with the public, members of the Council, developers and their representatives. You will also deal with appeals and act, where appropriate, as the Council’s witness at Public Inquiries.

We need someone with excellent communication skills, full membership of the RTPI, together with relevant experience in Development Management, ideally gained in a local authority.

You will have a good knowledge of the processes involved in planning applications and appeals and will ideally have experience of representing the local planning authority on Section 78 appeals. The ability to manage and prioritise workloads and make appropriate professional decisions is essential.

There will be a requirement to travel within the District with flexibility to attend evening meetings on occasion.

To discuss the post or for further information, please call Emma Worley, Development Manager (North) on 01386 565320, email:  or David Hammond  on 01386 565285, or e-mail

Closing date: 8th July 2018
Interviews: 19th July 2018

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