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Planning Officer

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  • Sector:

    Building & Construction

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  • Salary:

    £30 - £35 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jack Fellows

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  • Published:

    20 days ago

  • Duration:

    5 Months

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Planning Officer required for a fantastic contract based in Stroud

The Role

  • To assist with householder and minor applications.
  • To manage and process a caseload of mainly Householder and Minor planning and other related applications (with the potential to manage Major applications), making recommendations that demonstrate a clear understanding of the planning balance, within Government targets.
  • Providing well researched, comprehensive, clear and concise officer reports
  • To provide high quality, informative responses to pre-application planning enquiries within identified timescales
  • Provide professional, high quality advice to all customers, negotiating with applicants and agents to achieve high quality outcomes that demonstrate innovation and a willingness to find solutions
  • If necessary, to actively participate in the Development Team approach for all Major applications
  • To prepare appeal statements, statements of common ground and, where necessary, Proofs of Evidence. Represent the Council at appeal Hearings as required
  • To attend and present applications to Development Control Committee and Sites Inspection Panel

The Requirements

  • Degree in planning or a planning related subject
  • Member of the RTPI
  • Experience as case officer for a range of minor applications
  • Understanding and interpreting planning policy in the context of Development Management and in the context of the development process
  • Proven ability to produce well-researched and justified planning reports
  • Ability to prioritise work with limited supervision
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as on own
  • Experience with the use of MS Word and Outlook

The Contract

  • 6 Month Contract
  • Part Time Up to 22 Hours per week
  • Council Based position

If interested please call Jack on 01772 428186 or email