Development Management Planning Officer
Carrington West's dedicated Town and Country Planning Recruitment Team operate UK wide and we are delighted to be assisting our client with their search for a Development Management Plannning Officer to join a Local Authority client of ours in the South West of England on an initial 3-month contract (Then Rolling).
Initial work will be remote based, however, you must be prepared to travel for any necessary site visits every 2-3 weeks.
We are looking for someone who has previous Development Management experience and up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation. The role will require the following:
- Delivery of a range of developments from initial enquiry to completion.
- Householder proposals, small residential and business schemes, changes of use, advertisements, work to trees and more.
- Initial planning investigation work, appeals, certificate of lawfulness applications and permitted development enquiries.
- To manage the delivery of minor development projects from inception to completion.
- To provide advice and guidance to customers seeking to undertake minor development projects.
- To undertake site visits and attend site meetings in order to evaluate development projects and discuss development options with customers.
- To liaise with Building Control and other officers of the Council to ensure that minor development projects can be delivered.
- To process the regulatory applications that are necessary to deliver minor development projects.
- To calculate the Community Infrastructure Levy for qualifying projects
- To manage appeals (including those relating to enforcement matters) from receipt to decision dealt with under either the Written Representations Procedure or via Informal Hearing.
- To investigate complaints regarding unauthorised development and undertake enforcement action as appropriate.
- To attend committee meetings, other meetings with elected members and meetings with resident's groups and neighbourhood forums as required.
- To respond to general planning and property related enquiries on site, in person at the Civic Centre or via letter, e-mail or telephone.
- To assist in the identification of appropriate sites for specific development enquiries and work alongside more senior officers in bringing these sites forward for development.
- To assist in the production of written policy formulated to deliver good development.
- To assist more senior case officers in the management of more complex development projects from inception to completion.
- To assist colleagues in facilitating neighbourhood planning, preparing and monitoring the SHLAA and delivering the Council's Infrastructure Delivery Plan as required.
- To contribute fully to the provision of an excellent service to personal callers and telephone enquiries throughout the working day.
The ideal candidate must have previous experience in a similar role ad hold a degree & professional qualification in Town & Country planning or a related discipline. For the purpose of site visits, it would be beneficial to have a Full Clean Driving License with access to a car.
Carrington West Pay Rate - £25 to £30 per/hour (DOE)
Job Ref - 25201
Please call Cameron de Wit on 02393 876014 for a confidential discussion on this role, or email myself or our planning team if you are short of time to chat:
Carrington West's dedicated Town Planning Recruitment Team supply clients UK wide on both a permanent and contract basis and all levels of seniority. If this role is too senior, too junior or in a location that is unsuitable, but you are keen on options, please still feel free to apply and we can discuss other, often unadvertised roles with you
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