Principal Planning Officers

Enfield (London Borough), London (Greater)
Up to £46,602 pa
17 Jul 2018
06 Aug 2018
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner, Principal

Enfield is a dynamic and progressive London Borough with excellent links to the city and central areas as well as Hertfordshire and Essex. With the focus for London’s future growth on outer London and recognising its location along the strategically important London - Stansted corridor, there are a range of significant development opportunities. We want your skills and vision to help realise their potential.

Headlining our ambitious growth agenda is the Borough’s largest residential led mixed use development at Meridian Water where upwards of 12000 new homes and 6000 jobs will be created. Alongside new public open spaces, shops, community facilities and a new railway station already under construction, this is a key opportunity to shape and deliver a landmark residential scheme within London.

Our ambitions don’t end there as we are already in early discussions on a number of major regeneration schemes across the Borough including proposals for Enfield Town, Brimsdown, Edmonton and Southgate to deliver new high quality mixed use residential led development which meets the modern housing and employment needs of our residents

We need you to help us achieve this vision. Working alongside our new Place and Design Review Panel, this is an opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to gain exceptional experience and make a real difference to the future lives of our residents.

To help you help us, we can offer opportunities for personal development including flexible working or compressed hours, home working opportunities, generous annual leave, training opportunities and a friendly working environment. We also offer leave for: dependency and adoption, maternity and maternity support, paternity.

We offer an excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

We can offer you an interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.

We have an Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family household.

We have negotiated discounts with various organisations to enable you to make choices about your health and lifestyle.

Principal Planning Officers
Up to £46,602 pa
Fixed term for 24 months - Ref 5322

This is an important role within the Strategic Projects Team; a team with specific responsibility for all planning applications linked to the Council’s regeneration areas within the Edmonton Leeside AAP but with a key focus on Meridian Water Regeneration Area. Supporting the Planning Decisions Managers, you will be dealing with major and more complex development proposals, a masterplan and pre-applications within the Meridian Water and wider Edmonton Leeside AAP.   You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the day to day management of performance, quality and output of the team. We can offer a high profile and rewarding role which is focused on the successful delivery of regeneration meeting the needs of wider London community.

You will have substantial professional experience in dealing with major applications ideally with a regeneration focus, with a sound knowledge of development management, enforcement and appeals as well as the policy, legislation and processes involved in delivering the statutory planning service in a local planning authority. In addition you will be a Member of the RTPI and will have a degree in Planning / Urban Planning / Environment or equivalent discipline.  You will also have worked in development management at a local authority over a sustained period of time and will need to be confident in dealing with applicants and their agents, Councillors and residents.

If you would like to know more about any of these roles, please contact the below for an informal discussion:

Sharon Davidson, Planning Decisions Manager (Strategic Projects) on 0208 379 3841 or

Kevin Tohill, Planning Decisions Manager (South Team) on 020 8379 5508 or

David Gittens, Planning Decisions Manager (North Team) on 020 8379 8074 or

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Claire Turner on 0208 379 2537 or at

A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on 020 8379 4419.

To find out more, and to apply for this position please visit

Closing Date: 11:59pm on Monday 6th August 2018

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