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Principal Planning Officer

Spencer Clarke Group
Negotiable DOE
Closing date
20 Mar 2024

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Local Authority
Contract Type
Interim, contract & temporary
Full Time
Job Level
Town Planning

Job Details

Principal Planning Officer (Development Management)

Location: Somerset (Hybrid)

Contract: Full time – 6-months ongoing

Pay: Inside IR35 – Negotiable DOE


Our client, a local authority in the South West, is seeking a Principal Planning Officer to join their team for a 6-month assignment. In this role, you will play a crucial part in advancing a variety of minor and/or small major planning applications.


Key Responsibilities

  • Progress a variety of minor and/or small major planning applications within the designated timeframe.
  • Conduct thorough assessments and evaluations of planning applications to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and policies.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to applicants, stakeholders, and colleagues on planning matters.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to coordinate the planning process effectively.
  • Prepare reports, recommendations, and presentations for planning committees and other decision-making bodies.
  • Ensure all planning applications are processed efficiently and in accordance with statutory requirements.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the planning process and service delivery.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree qualification in Town Planning or related field.
  • Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) or equivalent.
  • Proven experience in processing and managing planning applications, preferably within a local authority setting.
  • Sound knowledge of planning legislation, policies, and procedures.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with a range of stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational and time-management abilities, with the capacity to prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.


If you're interested in applying, please submit your CV now and contact Joe O'Halloran at Spencer Clarke Group on 01772 954200.


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