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Principal Planner

Osborne Richardson
England, London
£40 - £43 per hour
Closing date
16 Sep 2021

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Our client requires a Principle Town Planner to join their Development Management Team and work independently of the Area Delivery Lead managing a caseload of major and complex planning applications, planning performance agreements and developments proposals or projects. You will be the lead Planning Officer for a defined area of our clients Borough. You will also mentor a small team of Planning Officers so you will be required to sign off cases for committee.

On a daily basis you will come into contact with a wide range of stakeholders and will be required to keep Elected Members, MPs and customers appropriately informed on planning matters and deliver a high level of customer care. You will regularly be required to attend and present items at Plans Panel, make recommendations and give planning advice to Elected Members.

To apply for this role you will need a significant amount of town planning work experience gained within a local authority context. It is essential that you have proven experience of negotiating planning performance agreements. A detailed knowledge of the statutory and policy framework within which planning decisions are made is absolutely essential as are formal qualifications; minimum to degree level and ideally with professional accreditation.

This will initially be offered as a 3 month contract but it will be an on going rolling contract offering 35hrs per week. Our client is a Local Authority in South West London and they are offering £40-£43hr (inside IR35).


Osborne Richardson is widely accepted as one of the UK's market leading recruitment agency specialising in the town planning sector.

We are a specialist provider of recruitment consultancy services to town planning and regeneration candidates and have expert knowledge of the town planning and regeneration sectors.

We represent a wide variety of private and public sector employers including planning, property, architectural and engineering consultancies, private property companies, blue-chip retail and residential developers, regeneration agencies and other publicly funded organisations.

We're 100% candidate focussed which means that your needs are our starting point.

We offer a totally bespoke service to candidates so you can specify your requirements and we will work towards them.

Private Sector Roles – CJ Obi -  020 729 11150

Public Sector Roles – Thomas Atkinson 0207 580 1500

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