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Principal Planner

East Suffolk Council
£41,881 to £45,859 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2021

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EAST SUFFOLK COUNCIL, Riverside Lowestoft NR33 0EQ
Principal Planner
Full time
£41,881 to £45,859 per annum
37 hours per week
Based in Lowestoft
Ref: ESC00605

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people's lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk. With two recently adopted Local Plans the Council is fulfilling its ambitions for growth with a wide range of allocated development sites for housing and employment growth, including a number of new Garden Neighbourhoods/Villages. The district is also leading huge growth in energy projects through the Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station project and substantial offshore wind and solar farm projects.

In this new opportunity, as part of a service expansion to address growing demands, this role will provide a great opportunity to develop a career as a lead Planner, managing a team of professional planners in the delivery of the development management and planning enforcement service within the Council.

You will manage and assess planning applications and pre-application submissions in accordance with planning law, national and local policy and guidance; uphold the decisions of the Council on planning applications via the appeal process; and carry out a range of planning enforcement duties, as assigned, taking account of relevant legislation, policies and procedures of the Council.

Why work for us?
East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. To find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council and to hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work, take a look at our video:

Here are some of the main benefits:
Great opportunities for training and development.
Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 24 days a year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years' service, plus bank holidays).
Local government pension scheme.
Free car parking (for when you are working in the office).
Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health and beauty and many other products and services.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the majority of our teams are working from home and there is strict social distancing measures in place for the limited number of staff working from our offices. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements if you were the successful candidate, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert.

Please read the job description and person specification before applying for this job. Part-time and job share applications will be considered as an option for this post.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Ben Woolnough on 07833 406681.

Closing date: 23 September 2021 
Interview date: w/c 4 October 2021

For further details and to apply, please visit:

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