Senior Planning Officer (Major Applications)

Lewis Davey
£32,029 - £35,934, plus benefits of £5,000 Golden Hello payment, relocation and £963 car use
07 May 2019
28 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary: £32,029 - £35,934, plus benefits including £5,000 Golden Hello payment, relocation and £963 car user allowance!

Home and dry

Being the driest county to live in the UK, North Norfolk offers a truly unique work/life balance all year round. North Norfolk is a hidden gem which includes beautiful countryside, attractive historic market towns and villages, 45miles of stunning coastline (including an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and 6 blue flag beaches. With below average house prices and a flexible working pattern makes living in North Norfolk hard to beat!

Senior Planning Officer (Major Applications)

We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our forward-thinking and dynamic planning department here at North Norfolk District Council. We are an ambitious authority looking to deliver growth, provide innovative and high-quality developments.

The Major Projects Team helps to deliver significant housing, leisure and economic growth proposals across the district.  We also support the agriculture and tourism industry and work on some of the largest renewable energy projects in the country. 

At the same time we have a responsibility to preserve North Norfolk’s internationally-recognised beauty, valued landscapes and heritage assets, working closely with colleagues in our specialist Conservation, Design, Landscape and Ecology Team.

We will also work with planning policy colleagues to provide input to development briefs, masterplans and policies for future site allocations.  You will also have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing process and business systems improvement. This is a challenging but equally rewarding role where your experience, and above all enthusiasm, will prove invaluable in helping deliver North Norfolk’s future growth aspirations.

We will provide support for training and your professional development and help you achieve professional membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute if you are not already a member.

This is a real opportunity for candidates who are committed to delivering high quality developments and providing a customer focussed service, who enjoy working within an integrated and multi-disciplinary planning and building control service.


  • Flex Time - improved work life balance and flex the times for work they start and finish
  • Discounts on local services including family days out
  • £5000 Golden hello!
  • Essential car user allowance of £963 which is payable on top your yearly salary.
  • House prices that are below the national average, so you can enjoy a great standard of living.
  • Relocation package
  • Generous annual leave entitlement

The Environment

Working in Cromer provides easy access by rail and road to the region’s leading retail and leisure destination of Norwich and is part of the beautiful coast of east and central Norfolk (as depicted in a recent BBC advert here:

Our offices offer a genuine flexible approach that allow you to work around picking up the children or any other commitments and we offer discounts and family days out. On top of this we offer a generous annual leave entitlement meaning you can enjoy the time off and the area more.

Many people recall childhood holidays along our coast; join us to create some wonderful new memories!

Key Dates

Closing Date: CV’s to be sent by Midnight Tuesday 28th May

Interview Date: Week commencing 3rd June however telephone interviews can be conducted as a provisional subject to final face to face interviews.

How to apply

Please first have a look at our dedicated Microsite here:

Please send your CV via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button below or to our recruitment partner, Lewis Davey, at If you have any queries you can call Robert Hanks on 020 7859 4246 or 07855 276123. All discussions are confidential. 

Lewis Davey is a specialist Town Planning Recruitment Consultancy and has been appointed to manage the application process for all candidates. With over 20 years of Planning Recruitment experience and our ability to obtain direct answers to your queries, we ensure that your questions are quickly answered, and you get the information you need to start your application immediately. We are here to help facilitate the recruitment process.