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Planning Enforcement Officer

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Planning Enforcement Officer

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Town Planning

  • Job type:

    Contract - Full Time

  • Salary:

    Market related

  • Contact:

    Ben Rose

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876022

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    23 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


Planning Enforcement Officer
3-month initial Contract
Remote Working - Site visits required
Pay Rate Negotiable - Dependent Upon Experience
Enforcement Officers of any and all experience will be considered for this post, our LPA client are flexible and able to adapt the team depending on the level of the successful candidate.
The enforcement team are extremely busy at present and can offer work suited to more junior enforcement officers or that of work suited to experienced officers confident in dealing with larger developments and complex cases.
Some of the main responsibilities of being a member of the team:
·Assist and direct the statutory powers of enforcement and planning control, including the investigating of complaints, the monitoring of development and liaison with other Regulatory bodies.
·The investigation of complaints, the accurate recording of facts and the preparation of reports concerning alleged breaches of planning control received from councillors, council officers, interest groups and members of the public.
·To assist the Planning Enforcement Manager in providing advice and guidance to Development Management as required
·Advising complainant and persons responsible for breach of control of actions to be pursued/necessary in relation to any unauthorised development.
·The collection of evidence, the preparation of statements and the presentation of the Council's case in respect of prosecutions in the Magistrates or Crown Court.
·Giving expert advice on the enforcement of planning control, including whether there has been a breach of control, the appropriate remedial action and the most expedient action in the event of non compliance with legal notices etc.
·The monitoring of sites to ensure that development is proceeding in accordance with conditions attached to a planning permission and/or listed building consent, in liaison with the development control and field control teams.  The taking of the most appropriate remedy and expedient action to put right any breach of condition/unauthorised development.
·Monitor performance and in conjunction with the Enforcement Team Leader establish priorities and service standards for enforcement.
·To give advice to other council services, members of the public, councillors and other interested parties with regard to the requirements of planning legislation
·To prepare the documentation and plans required to obtain the authority to take formal action when necessary
·To serve notices and summonses and to hand deliver any other documentation
·To be responsible for the correct implementation of the requirements of the PACE (Police and Criminal Evidence Act) including giving formal cautions; Criminal Investigations and Procedures Act; RIPA (Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act) and Human Rights legislation, in order to protect the Council from litigation or the costs of abortive legal actions brought about by non-adherence.
·Dealing with appeals against planning decisions, including the preparation of the Council's case and the presenting of evidence at Public Inquiries and hearings, where appropriate.
·Assessing and processing of planning applications and applications for consent to display advertisements and demolish/alter Listed Buildings/Trees etc including: the carrying out of all necessary consultations and negotiations; the preparation of recommendations and reports; and attendance at Committee or Area Committee meetings as required.
To avoid missing out please apply today with a copy of your CV then call Ben Rose on 023 9387 6022.
Job Reference Number - 25831
If you are a Town Planner who is interested in job opportunities but this role is not of interest, please still apply and/or get in touch, then we can consider you for other positions.