What we need:
Our client, a local authority in Hampshire, are aseeking an experienced Landscape Planner to join on a contract basis to offer about 15 hours per week of work.
What you will do:
·Pre-application advice to planners and developers.
·Evaluation of planning applications in relation to landscape matters and providing formal written response to Planning Case Officer with reference to relevant local plan policy, supplementary planning guidance and national guidance.
·Screening and scoping for Environmental Impact Assessments.
·Advice and liaison with planners and applicants to secure appropriate information is submitted to support applications and measures to avoid/mitigate impacts.
·Liaison with Planning Case Officers, both within Hampshire County Council Strategic Planning and other planning authorities with whom HCC has an SLA.
·Assessment and advice on Landscape and Townscape Character.
·Preparation of planning conditions relating to landscape issues including soils, planting and landscape management, to be included with written responses.
·Advice on the discharge of planning conditions and monitoring of conditions and agreements
The team uses mapping extensively to scope and assess planning applications as well as to inform design work. Some familiarity with GIS mapping is essential. Experience with AutoCAD and the NBS would be desirable.
Site visits/field work:
You will have own transport and a clean driving license and be prepared to undertake site visits as required. Familiarity with Health and Safety issues relating to site visits would be desirable as would a current CICS certificate.
Team working: The successful applicant will be integrated into a small team that work closely together, sometimes from office but with remote working from home for most of the time. Regular diary and progress meetings and using office systems e.g., logs for recording and documenting work, enable close working and collaboration.
What to do now:
If you are interested in this job and match the criteria described, please send us your application today.