Planning Officer – Delivery (Planning Policy)

£25,380 - £34,361per annum (Career Grade 7/8)
29 Mar 2019
26 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

Are you passionate about planning? Would you like to help deliver new communities on strategic and large scale sites and negotiating with developers in delivering key infrastructure for the community? If the answer is yes, then you need to keep reading.

This exciting new role is an ideal opportunity for a person with good negotiation skills and a drive for implementing strategic sites to help shape the Borough’s new neighbourhoods as places where people not only want to live but flourish. You will have an eye for detail and be able to work in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders to ensure that the planning obligations secured via a legal agreement are delivered on the ground in a timely way. The post will sit within the Delivery team of the Planning Policy Service.

You will be capable of balancing a varied workload across a number of planning policy issues such as identifying, planning for and securing funding for infrastructure across the Borough to support the development of the next Local Plan.

Test Valley is made up of variety of different communities and the Council is committed to working with communities in helping to shape places. This will be a challenging but rewarding post and you will have the chance to make an impact on delivering great places to live, support the Council in developing strategic sites through the Local Plan process and have a key role in delivering these sites as great places to live.

The post is based at the Council’s offices at Beech Hurst in Andover. We are looking for someone who is creative in developing solutions and who is a good communicator.

The post is career graded and offers an opportunity for someone who is just starting or looking to continue their career in planning. If all of this sounds appealing, and if you meet the criteria above, then we’d like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion please contact David Bibby, Principal Planning Officer, on 01264 368105, Katie Rasdall-Lawes, Principal Planning Officer, on 01264 368256 or Graham Smith, Head of Planning Policy, on 01264 368141.

If you wish to apply for this position please visit our website to complete an application form and return it to HR or

Closing date for applications is noon Friday 26th April 2019


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