Principal Strategic Planner
Our client is a Local Authority and they are looking for a Principal Planning Officer to join their Development Management Team for a role where you will assess all types of major planning applications though the focus will be on strategic major applications. You'll lead on negotiations for a range of planning applications to ensure community benefits are secured and the Council's regeneration objectives are met.
You will prepare and present Committee reports on major proposals of strategic importance and you'll prepare statements, proofs of evidence for public enquiries and act as professional witness. You will also lead on the planning performance agreement negotiations for a major strategic site in central London as well as act as the lead officer on a major estate regeneration project on the borough.
To apply for this role you will need to be a degree qualified Town Planner with a strong development management background. You will need to be comfortable managing your own caseload and able to work well under pressure when required. You will need to be well organised and confident dealing with external third parties and able to produce well written communications. Your strong knowledge of UK planning legislation will enable you to provide pre-application advice and you will be confident when advising developers on planning proposals; good negotiation skills are essential. You must have proven experience of leading on PPA negotiations and of working on major strategic applications and developments.
This role is based in South West London and our client is looking to pay around £45/hr, the role is inside IR35. This will be a home working role though you will be required to carry out site visits from time to time.
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