Planning Officer

Acorn Recruitment
£13.90 - £15.20 per hour
15 Jun 2017
14 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced Planning Officer to participate in the provision of an effective development management service and assist in meeting strategic and planning policy targets.

Main duties / responsibilities:

* Process and determine planning applications and make recommendations to Planning Committee
* Deal with enquiries in regards to planning matters
* Prepare Statements relating to Planning Appeals
* Represent the client in Public Inquiries, Informal Hearings and the Magistrates Court
* Provide support in preparation of planning guidance and policy statements
* Reporting, investigation of breaches relating to planning control, and taking enforcement action
* Other duties as required within the Development Management Unit

Essential requirements:

* Experience of Development Control / Management
* Land use related degree
* Knowledge of Town and Country Planning Legislation, procedures, practice and precedents
* Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
* Good standard of education including Mathematics and English
* Ability to communicate at all levels with tact and diplomacy
* Full driving licence
* Ability to travel extensively within your area


* Member of Royal Town Planning Institute
* Experience of dealing with breaches of planning control
* Personality and assurance to deal with difficult situations