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Local Plan and New Communities Senior Planning Policy Officer

Uttlesford District Council
Uttlesford, Essex (HYBRID WORKING)
Salary Grade 8 £35,745 - £38,890
Closing date
7 Nov 2021

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Local Authority, Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner, Senior
Planning, Policy and Strategy
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Local Plan and New Communities Senior Planning Policy Officer

Salary Grade 8 £35,745 - £38,890

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at an important stage of the Local Plan. We are taking the best principles of town planning and applying the technology of the future to create environmentally sustainable places. Planning so that future communities can enjoy a high quality of life with decent affordable housing. If you want to be part of this work then please read on …..

This role will be demanding, yet varied and rewarding. The role will work towards producing the Local Plan with the aim of addressing climate change, as well as affordability and infrastructure needs. The postholder will be a key member of the team, supporting strategic decisions on the plan by leading on negotiations with site promotors, managing consultants, interpreting and analysing information and providing professional planning advice.

To be successful in this role you must have excellent interpersonal and IT skills. You will also have a confident methodical and organised approach to your workload, be calm under pressure with the ability to work to strict deadlines.

Benefit package for the above post includes:

  • Hybrid Working Paid holidays Contributory Local Government Pension Scheme Employee Assistance Programme Flexitime Volunteering opportunities Vine extras – Employee discount scheme

For an informal discussion please contact Stephen Miles, Local Plan and New Communities Manager 01799 510346.

If you are interested in this post, please apply via our online recruitment link which is available on our website

Closing date for completed applications is Sunday 7 November 2021

Interviews will be held via Zoom or Teams week commencing 15 November 2021.

CVs will not be accepted.

We positively welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Please note that currently, staff who are able to, are temporarily working from home due to Covid-19. However, there may be certain tasks/situations which will require you to work in the office as and when necessary. These arrangements will be reviewed when Government advice changes and/or the Council agrees new way of working. Your working arrangements will be as directed by your Line Manager.



Uttlesford is an attractive district in North Essex which contains a very high number of important listed buildings and conservation areas. The district is under considerable development pressures and is currently responding positively to the Government’s growth agenda.

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