An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and committed Planners to join our fast-paced Planning Policy team. The Kirklees Local Plan sets ambitious housing and employment targets which we are excited to achieve. We know we need to deliver new homes and jobs to create the communities of the future and further our position within the Leeds City Region whilst ensuring the creation of high quality places. Simultaneously, we need to address the challenges of climate change and support the implementation of our ambitious programme for the regeneration of our town centres.
The Kirklees district is a highly diverse place to live and work. It is strategically placed within the Leeds City Region and we are actively working to maximise the opportunities that this brings to our area. Good transport connections exist to the Greater Manchester and Sheffield City Regions and future improvements through the Trans Pennine upgrade will further enhance Kirklees as a key location. We have the thriving University town of Huddersfield, stunning Pennine countryside and significant numbers of heritage assets. Diverse towns and villages range from Dewsbury at the edge of Leeds to Holmfirth at the edge of the Peak District.
Working within Planning Policy you will be involved in all aspects of planning policy, working closely with our Development Management Teams and other Services across the council. This work will include Local Plan monitoring, implementation and review, preparation of Supplementary Planning Documents and other policy documents, Neighbourhood Planning, place making and engagement, preparation of development briefs and work to support town centre regeneration.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the majority of staff are continuing to work from home at present.
If you would like more information on this post, please contact Johanna Scrutton (Planning Policy Team Leader) in the Planning Policy Team on 01484 221000.
01 August 2021, 11:55 PM
For more information and to apply for this role, please visit Assistant Planner / Planner (Planning Policy) - Kirklees Council (tal.net)