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Development Management Officer x 2

New Forest District Council
Lyndhurst, Hampshire
£27,950- £36,123 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2021

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Development Management Officer x 2 

Location: Appletree Court, Lyndhurst

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary:   £27,950- £36,123 per annum (Career Grade)*   

*Starting salary will reflect level of previous experience and qualifications


New Forest District Council is planning positively for the future and investing in its planning service to ensure it delivers high quality development in one of the most attractive and environmentally sensitive areas of the country.   

This is a great time to join NFDC and develop your career within our Development Management and Planning teams as we move forward with achieving the Councils housing delivery targets, affordable housing, as well as delivering on our Green Agenda. 

In this Vital Planning role, you will enjoy the challenge of working within a busy team and handling a varied case load of planning applications, as well as preparing cases for appeals.

Your responsibilities will include visiting sites, assessing planning applications against council policy and planning legislation and investigating suspected breaches of planning control.    

Excellent Written and verbal communication skills are vital for this role as you will attend and present at planning committees, give advice and guidance to the general public and consult other authorities, organisations and departments.   

You will also need to have strong analytical and judgment skills in order to interpret information, data and plans.   

It is essential that the successful candidate has a recognised degree level qualification or Post Graduate qualification in planning with at least one year’s relevant planning experience.    

Benefits include:   

  • Smarter Flexible Working and newly modernisation office accommodation
  • 26 days leave plus an additional 5 days for 5 years local authority continuous service.
  • Local Government pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme 

This role is subject to a Basic DBS Check

If you think this role could be for you, we would love to hear from you. CV's and additional information will only be accepted as supporting documentation to a fully completed application form.

For an informal discussion please contact David Norris (Service Manager - Development Management) by phone on 02380 285809. Email:  [email protected]

 Closing Date: Midnight on Monday 3rd May 2021

Anticipated Interview date: 13/14th May 2021

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