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Planning officer – Development control

Employer
Cumbria County Council
Location
County Offices, Kendal
Salary
Salary: £35,745 - £36,922
Closing date
21 Nov 2021
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Planning officer – Development control

Salary: £35,745 - £36,922

Hours: 37 hours per week

Work base: County Offices, Kendal

Contract: Permanent

We are seeking an enthusiastic and adaptable planning officer to join the development control team to work on a range of minerals and waste applications and also to deal with planning applications submitted by the County Council.

This is an exciting time to join a small friendly team to work on a variety of interesting planning applications within the beautiful geographical area of Cumbria.

The Role

As Planning Officer, you will be responsible for the processing and evaluation of all types of minerals, waste and County Council planning applications, including applications requiring Environmental Impact Assessment and Minerals Review schemes.

The main working responsibilities and duties of the role are as follows;

  • Processing and assessing a range of planning applications for minerals and waste development and applications submitted for the County Councils own development proposals
  • Making recommendations on these applications and preparation of reports for consideration by the lead officer and manager together with presenting planning applications to the Development Control and Regulation committee as required
  • To provide both informal verbal pre-application advice to applicants and more formal pre-application advice through the Councils paid for service.
  • To liaise with a variety of internal council departments on the County councils own development schemes and also with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders on all planning applications.
  • To defend the Council’s decision on appeal if necessary
  • To be responsible for the monitoring of minerals and waste sites and County Council developments to ensure compliance with planning permissions and relevant conditions
  • To assist in the assessment and review of planning policies of the local plan

Who we are looking for:

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate the following

  • Degree level or equivalent in Environmental Planning
  • Two years’ experience and knowledge of dealing with Minerals and Waste applications
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to plan and prioritise workloads as necessary to achieve excellent performance and offer the highest levels of customer service
  • Ability to carry out site visits and to travel throughout Cumbria
  • Ability to negotiate and on occasions to deal with difficult situations

For an informal discussion about this exciting role, please contact either Paul Haggin (Manager, Development Control) on 01539 713414 or Richard Cryer (Lead officer, Development Control) on 01539 713427.

Interview information

Closing date: 21/11/2021

Interview date: w/c 6/12/2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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