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Senior Planning Officer

Carrington West
£45 - 50 per hour
Closing date
18 Dec 2021

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Local Authority
Contract Type
Interim, contract & temporary
Full Time
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Carrington West's dedicated Town and Country Planning Recruitment Team operate UK wide and we are delighted to be assisting our client with their search for a Senior Development Management Officer to join a Local Authority client of ours in the South West of England on an initial 3 month contract.
The purpose of the role is to act under delegated powers, to be responsible for the processing of applications,  appeals, enforcement and pre-application enquiries within the District - Large proportion of the cases being Complex Minor applications.
Main Duties:
·To process planning applications and pre-application enquiries in negotiation with applicants, professional agents and consultees.
·To determine planning applications acting under delegated powers and to sign decision notices.
·To be responsible for dealing with planning appeals.
·To provide corporate advice on major regeneration initiatives to internal and external stakeholders.  
·To present applications to meetings of the Council's Planning Committee to present recommendation and reasons for decisions and to advise on points of planning policy and answer questions raised by members.  To liaise with District Councillors throughout the determination of planning applications, appeals and enforcement cases.
·To liaise with applicants, agents, parish councils and consultees throughout the determination of planning applications, appeals and enforcement cases.
·To respond to enquiries from the public and other stakeholders in accordance with service standards.
·To assist in the appraisal, mentoring, coaching and professional development of Planning Officers in the performance of their duties.
The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years experience in all aspects of Development Management, proven experience in processing complex/major planning applications, relevant experience in dealing with planning appeals & enforcement and evidence of successful negotiation skills with applicants, professional agents & consultees.
Due to the nature of the role the successful candidate will need to have the ability to drive and have access to a car; and also hold a degree in Town and Country Planning or relevant subject and be a corporate Member of the RTPI or in the final year of working towards eligibility for Licentiate Membership.

Carrington West Pay Rate - £45 to £50 per/hour
Job Ref - 28900
Please call Cameron de Wit on 02393 876014 for a confidential discussion on this role, or email myself or our planning team if you are short of time to chat:
[email protected]
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Carrington West's dedicated Town Planning Recruitment Team supply clients UK wide on both a permanent and contract basis and all levels of seniority. If this role is too senior, too junior or in a location that is unsuitable, but you are keen on options, please still feel free to apply and we can discuss other, often unadvertised roles with you


Carrington West has a dedicated team offering town planning jobs in the UK town planning sector. Our Town Planning Team operate within the interim, contract and permanent employment markets within town planning. Our town planning candidates benefit from many years’ experience of placing professionals into local authorities UK wide.

As well as our council client base, Carrington West service some of the most desirable town planning consultancy jobs available. We have considerable experience in recruiting for town planners, development management officers, policy planners, regeneration planners, conservation officers, project managers and urban designers from entry level through to Director / Head of Service. For a discrete conversation or to find out about the latest town planning jobs we have available, please contact our Town Planning Team today on 02392 704037.


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