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Senior Planning Officers (Major Projects) x 2

East Devon District Council
Honiton / Homeworking
£33,486 - £37,568 per year
Closing date
24 Jul 2022

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Local Authority, Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner, Senior
Development Control, Planning
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Senior Planning Officers (Major Projects) x 2

£33,486 - £37,568 per year

Full time (37 hours per week) [with a range of flexibilities, including hybrid working, aligned to our Worksmart arrangements] Part time considered.



About the role

Working on the continued development of our major projects to the east of Exeter including the new town of Cranbrook and residential development at Mosshayne and commercial sites at SkyPark, Science Park and Logistics Park, you’ll play an integral part in helping us achieve the delivery of these crucial sites that will eventually be home to around 30,000 people and provide thousands of jobs.

In this interesting and varied role, you will be part of a dedicated team to process the mainly major planning applications required to secure the delivery of the next phases of Cranbrook and these crucial employment and housing sites. You will undertake site inspections, negotiations with applicants & agents and provide written reasoned justifications and recommendations for consideration by the Development Management Committee. You will also negotiate and organise legal agreements and monitor the progress of planning applications, including preparing and presenting the Council’s case in connection with appeals. In addition, you will also investigate breaches or alleged breaches of planning control and initiate enforcement procedures as appropriate.

In this crucial growth corridor we are creating entire new communities and by necessity this requires an approach of ‘beyond planning’. To that end, you will also be involved in discussions regarding the needs of the community and the delivery of the infrastructure necessary to meet those needs. This will be with a range of stakeholders, including the NHS and the respective Town and Parish Councils who are important custodians for the future.

About you

Along with a degree in Planning (or equivalent qualification), you’ll be a corporate member of the RTPI and have significant post-qualification experience in development management. You should have a good knowledge of the planning system, excellent organisational and time management skills, and attention to detail. Good written and verbal communication skills will enable you to negotiate and influence with tact and diplomacy.

You’ll also need a driving licence and be able to travel as required (reasonable adjustments may be possible according to the Equality Act).

About us

In return, you will be part of a Platinum Investors in People (IiP) organisation which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment in which people want to live, work, visit and enjoy now, and for future generations.  And with our wide range of health and wellbeing benefits, our highly flexible and collaborative hybrid Worksmart working arrangements as well as our commitment to continuous learning and development, you can be confident of joining a dedicated community of colleagues who are Happy, Healthy and Here.


To apply online, please click on the 'Apply Button'

For more about working for East Devon District Council, visit

For an informal discussion, please contact Chris Rose, Development Manager on 01395 517419 or email

Closing date: Sunday 24th July 2022

Interviews: 4th & 5th August 2022


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