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Principal Planning Officer

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Town Planning

  • Job type:

    Contract - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Cameron de Wit

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876014

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    29 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in the Home Counties in their search for a Principal Planning Officer to join their Town Planning Department. This will be offered on an initial 6-month contract, then rolling.
This newly created role is because of an increase in workload due to continued development in the local area. The local authority is looking to bring in an experienced planner that can hit the ground running with minimal supervision. Experience of working on complex, large scale commercial, strategic residential and multi-use sites, as well as negotiating complex S106 Agreements and developer contributions is required.
You will be managing a mixed caseload of applications including the most complex and controversial pre-applications, applications and appeals, so must be comfortable with this variety.
To be successful in this position you MUST HAVE:
·Significant post qualification experience in Development Management in local government, and recent experience in dealing with major pre-applications, applications and appeals and enforcement issues
·Access to your own vehicle or a valid UK driving license (for travel to and from the office and for site visits)
·An undergraduate degree and Postgraduate degree/qualification in Planning, accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Role & Responsibilities:
·Managing a mixed caseload of applications including the most complex and controversial pre-applications, applications, appeals, and enforcement matters (including those relating to other consent regimes such as Listed buildings, Conservation Areas, Hazardous Substances and Tree Preservation Orders etc.)
·Support the Development Management Team Leader in the daily management of Senior Planning Officers.
·Authorise planning decisions under delegated powers and authorise reports to Planning Committee.
·Liaise, communicate and meet with applicants, agents, District Councillors, members of the Public, Parish/Town Councils and any other stakeholders as necessary

Carrington West Pay Rate - Up to £50per/hour
Job Ref - 33468
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.