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Principal Planner in Development Management

Greater Cambridge Shared Planning
Grade 6: £35,747-£42,429
Closing date
15 Nov 2021

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Principal Planner in Development Management

Salary Grade 6: £35,747-£42,429, plus 15% market supplement and a golden hello bonus payment of £3,000.

We are currently recruiting for a principal planner to join us in the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service.

This is an exciting time to work with one of the largest shared planning services in the country and in the dynamic areas of Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire.  The range of opportunities within this Shared Service provides you with an unparalleled opportunity to develop your career, working on some of the most innovative developments in the UK with a group of passionate and dedicated colleagues.

We positively encourage flexible working arrangements providing a range of opportunities to work from home, as well as from our Cambourne and City office locations for part of the week.

What sets us apart from other organisations is our range of projects, including meeting the planning needs of Europe’s most important biotechnology cluster, regeneration schemes providing new low carbon districts and developing the first joint Local Plan in an area that has the fastest-growing city economy in the country. 

Greater Cambridge offers a unique opportunity to work within the beautiful historic City of Cambridge, home to world renowned universities, hospitals and cutting edge science, as well as delivering high quality modern developments within the rural areas of South Cambridgeshire.  Our combined growth agenda includes a range of new settlements within South Cambridgeshire and urban extensions to Cambridge. 

Our teams have excellent relationships with local practices and work with world class architects and specialists on schemes that provide huge personal and professional reward.  If you would like to work on award winning schemes in an exciting and fast paced environment, come and join us! 

For this role, we are looking for a motivated and well -organised individual with extensive experience in development management to deal with a caseload of complex major applications and appeals including EIA developments. Line management experience and excellent presentation and communications skills are required, as well as good customer and negotiation skills.  If you have the ambition to embrace the exciting challenges of this busy Shared Planning Service, there is no better place to develop your career.

For more information about working with us check out our website:

For an informal conversation about this job opportunity within the Planning Service contact either Nigel Blazeby on 07827 233836 or Lorraine Casey on 07704 018466

Closing date:  9am Monday 15 November 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Applications will be reviewed as they are received by the recruitment team and you will be considered for the position prior to the closing date stated above.

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