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Principal Planning Officer

Carrington West
Greater London
Market related
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Local Authority
Contract Type
Interim, contract & temporary
Full Time
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Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in London in the search for a Principal Planning Officer to join their Development Management team on an initial 3-month contract.
The successful candidate will manage a full range of development management duties and look after a mixed caseload of applications up to large Major schemes. This will include new residential developments (In excess of 200 dwellings), mixed use schemes and council schemes such as a Leisure Centre. Cases will include overseeing a backlog of planning applications as well as the management of live applications within the statutory timeframes. Experience of preparing and attending committees are a must.
To apply for these roles, it is essential that you have worked as a development management case officer in a local authority planning department or at an equivalent level in a private practice. The successful candidates must have significant experience in successfully assessing and advising on a variety of planning applications, and good fundamental and technical knowledge and understanding of all relevant planning legislation and policies. You will need to have excellent communication and negotiation skills as you will be working in a team environment, as well as dealing with other professionals.
In order to successfully deliver the responsibilities of the role, you will need to have a relevant degree level qualification in Town Planning (or related built environment discipline) and hold chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), or be able to demonstrate suitable post qualification experience to meet the eligibility requirements for chartered membership.
The council are looking for candidates who will be able to hit the ground running and are offering flexible working arrangements.

Carrington West Pay Rate - £ Flexible (Negotiable depending on experience)
Job Ref - 50654

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:

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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02392 704 037
Building 1000, Lakeside
North Harbour

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