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Planning Officer

Gateshead Council
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Grade E-J. £20,493 - £37,890
Closing date
22 Aug 2021
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Spatial Planning and Environment, Planning Policy, Climate Change and Strategic Transport

Planning Officer - Ref: P109486

Grade E-J. £20,493 - £37,890


Full time 37 hours

The team is at an early stage in next review of the Local Plan – following the adoption of Making Spaces for Growing Places, a site allocations plan, in February 2022, which sits under the Joint Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan (adopted in March 2015). You will join us as work progresses on this, along with other planning documents and evidence.

The successful candidate will be a qualified planner with a degree in Town Planning or equivalent, and experience in related planning or digital issues. You should have a practical approach to Spatial Planning including a broad knowledge of the process of plan preparation and associated legislation, and the ability to undertake research to inform the development of planning policy. You will take responsibility for specific areas of planning policy and will be expected to tackle the full range of planning policy documents. You will contribute to climate emergency initiatives, the setting up digital platforms, as well as ensuring good data management and contributing to wider Council plans and strategies.

In addition, you must have good report writing and presentation skills, and be able to work independently as well as part of a team. You should be customer focused and be able to organise and undertake consultation exercises and have knowledge of office routine and have good IT skills.

For detailed information on this role, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

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