Principal Town Planner - DM
Our client is a Local Authority based in the East of London and they are seeking a Principal Planning Officer to carrying out a full range of development management functions, which include managing a heavy caseload and deputising for the Team Leader when required. You will manage complex pre-application negotiations and subsequent planning applications for major and strategic development in one of the Borough's main growth areas.
You will assist the Team Leader in managing the statutory Development Management functions, prepare reports and recommendations, prepare appeal statements, and give evidence to public hearings/ inquiries.
To apply you will need a relevant planning degree, extensive development management experience and an excellent knowledge of UK planning regulations and guidance; ideally you will be professionally accredited. You will need to have good leadership and negotiation skills and be comfortable dealing with external organisations.
This will initially be offered as a 4 month contract position which is highly likely to be extended. Our client is offering a competitive a rate which will depend on your experience but we expect it to be between £35-£40/hr. Please contact us for full details and to discuss further.