Senior Planning Officer

Honiton, East Devon
23 Jan 2019
28 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Senior

Senior Planning Officer  


About the role                                                                     

Reporting to the Development Manager in this interesting and varied role, you'll process major planning applications and related appeals for projects located to the east of Exeter including Sky Park and the Science Park.  This will involve site inspections, negotiations with applicants, written justifications, and formulating recommendations.  You'll also investigate breaches or alleged breaches of planning control and initiate enforcement procedures as appropriate.

You'll also negotiate and organise legal agreements and monitor the progress of planning applications, including preparing and presenting the Council's case in connection with appeals and liaising with infrastructure providers to ensure that all infrastructure (physical, social and community) is planned for and delivered on time.  As a Senior Planning Officer, you'll also play a vital part supporting and mentoring other Officers within the team to assist the service to achieve the priorities and objectives of the Council.

About you

Along with a degree in Planning (or equivalent qualification), you'll be a corporate member of the RTPI and have significant post-qualification experience in development control. You should have a good knowledge of the planning system, excellent organisational and time management skills, and attention to detail. Good written and verbal communication skills will enable you to negotiate and influence with tact and diplomacy.


For further information and to apply online for the above position, please click on the 'Apply Button'. For an informal discussion, please contact Chris Rose, Development Manager on 01395 517419 or email

Closing date: open

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