Principal Planning Officer - Expert Witness

Posted 27 April 2023
Salary £50 per hour
LocationCentral Bedfordshire
Job type Contract - Full Time
Job duration6 Months
DisciplineTown Planning
Contact NameCameron de Wit

Job description

Our Local Authority client is looking for a competent Principal Planning Officer to deal with major planning applications and lead on a public inquiry as the councils Expert Witness. This will be a 6 month initial contract.
We are seeking a candidate with experience dealing with major applications and public inquiries. The council operate under a hybrid working arrangement with weekly office presence required. The position will require you to deal with two or three schemes which have been refused and appealed and will be heard at public inquiries throughout the Summer.  We would expect anybody coming in to pick these up and lead on them as planning witness.  Overall experience/knowledge especially regarding Green Belt planning applications and appearing as a witness at inquiry is essential.
Ideally you will have a positive approach to development and a desire to put sustainable development policies into practice.
Our client is looking to hire to this position as soon as possible. If you have any questions or are indeed interested in applying, please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Carrington West Pay Rate - £50 per/hour
Job Reference - 41959
Please call Cameron de Wit on 02393 876014 for a confidential discussion on this role, or email me or our planning team if you are short of time to chat:  

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