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2x Principal Planning Officer (Growth), Planning Services

Rochdale Borough Council
Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Grade 9 £40,754 to £44,638 (inclusive of £3878 Market Factor Supplement)
Closing date
12 Jul 2019

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Here in Rochdale, we have ambitious plans for growth and investment.  Work is well under way on the £250m transformation of Rochdale town centre and we are now developing plans for 2000 new homes around the town centre supported by public realm enhancements.  We have also set out our ambitious plans for the next 20-years in the GMSF which will see us play a leading role in the future growth of the City Region and the North West economy. 

To help us deliver our ambitions, we have created two new Principal Planning Officer roles to focus on major developments and to act as lead planning officers for two key projects: 

Firstly, our ‘Accelerated Housing Delivery’ programme which is focused on delivering higher value family housing on council owned land and accelerating brownfield site delivery.  

Secondly, proposals for one of the largest development projects in the City Region for up to 1000 new homes and over 1m sq.ft of new employment floorspace in South Heywood.  

If this sounds like the kind of project you’d like to be involved with then it would be great to hear from you.  The roles will suit two experienced planners who are commercially minded and business focussed.  You will have a track record of successfully leading major development projects through the planning system and of delivering high quality, sustainable development.  You will also possess outstanding technical knowledge, have excellent communication skills and be able to lead project teams.  A passion for good urban design will also be important as we continue our drive to secure great design.   

In return, we can offer you a chance to thrive, develop and make a lasting impact on Rochdale.  The roles are permanent and have a competitive salary with opportunities for further training.  Rochdale is also a great place to live and work.  Our new offices are in the heart of the town centre and the borough is only a short distance from Manchester City Centre and the beautiful countryside in the Pennines and Peak District. 

Please note these are both Full Time roles.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role and our exciting plans, please contact Paul Moore, Head of Planning Services on 07967 773 064.

For more details or to apply please visit our website:

The closing date for applications is: 10am Friday 12th July

Interviews are scheduled to take place on: Thursday 18th and Friday 19th July


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