Principal Planner Strategic Planning
This newly created position is an exciting opportunity for an experienced planner who is looking to progress their career in a high-profile role. The position has been created to provide additional capacity to drive forward the council’s ambitions for growth and great places.
You will support the Team Leader in contributing fully to the planning policy agenda, including the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, guidance and neighbourhood planning, supervising others as required. You will work across programmes, planning applications, projects and funding bids to ensure they are effectively supported. You will also work closely with the Development Management to help them approve planning applications that are right for Wigan Borough.
You will work in partnership across the council, Greater Manchester and regionally to help accelerate the delivery of housing of all types and tenures, economic development, transport infrastructure and services and town centre regeneration.
You will be an effective and proven planner who is a self-starter, highly motivated, organised and enthusiastic about planning and its role in place-making, with a passion to help deliver an effective and responsive strategic planning function. This role will play a key part in the delivery of the Deal 2030 and the growth of Wigan Borough.
You will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability and confidence to work well in partnership and collaboratively on highly complex matters, with other disciplines within the council and across organisational boundaries, to advance the borough’s best interests.
Our Planning and Transport Policy Service plays a key role in facilitating the delivery of the council’s ambitions for growth and health and well-being across Wigan Borough as part of The Deal, through leading on development plan policy; ensuring that the right land is provided in the right locations for housing and employment development; that key environmental assets are protected and improved; that a range of travel choices are available for access; and that development contributes to great places.
We provide certainty to people wanting to invest in the borough, in development, infrastructure, property and the environment, amounting to hundreds of millions of pounds in value.
For an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity please call David Kearsley, Strategic Planning Team Leader on 01942 489223.
To view details relating to this position and to apply, please click the link HERE.
Closing date: Sunday 30 June 2019
Interview date: Wednesday 24 July 2019
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