Senior Planner

Location
Blackpool, Lancashire
Salary
Grade H2, scp 37-41, £34,728.00 - £38,890.00 per annum
Posted
15 Jan 2021
Closes
12 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Senior

Blackpool Council offers an exciting opportunity to work in the UK’s most popular seaside resort, synonymous with seaside fun and entertainment, attracting more than 10 million visitors a year.  Blackpool is also the main retail, public administration, cultural and service centre for the Fylde Coast, supporting a population of around 326,000.

Our offices are located in the heart of Blackpool Town Centre, which offers a full range of services with the famous Blackpool Tower and seafront just around the corner.

The Planning Strategy Team is seeking a talented individual who is passionate and committed to addressing the challenging regeneration issues facing the resort. You will have excellent time management and interpersonal skills and be responsible for a challenging workload providing the opportunity to widen your planning experience.

The right candidate will have significant post qualification experience in Local Plan policy development. Key responsibilities will include making a major contribution to the progression of the Blackpool Local Plan Part 2 – Site Allocations and Development Management Policies to adoption in 2021 and review of Part 1 – Core Strategy. The position also offers a great opportunity to be involved with a wide range of issues including neighbourhood planning; Minerals and Waste planning working jointly with Lancashire County Council and Blackburn with Darwen Council on the Joint Lancashire Minerals and Waste Local Plan Review; and providing planning advice to the Council’s Growth and Prosperity Team on major regeneration projects.

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