Principal Planner

Macdonald & Co
London (Greater)
14 Nov 2018
16 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
One of London's most progressive and diverse Borough Councils has an urgent requirement for a Principal Planner.

You will play a pivotal role deputising for the Development Management Area Team Leader when required in conjunction with managing a caseload of large scale major complex planning applications to support effective renewal and regeneration projects.

As this borough is currently undergoing extensive development you will assist with the development of PPA agreements for complex schemes in conjunction with allocating cases to junior members of staff and signing off delegated reports.

You'll also train and mentor more junior members of staff and provide guidance in relation to complex planning issues.

Key responsibilities include;

Manage and process a caseload of large scale major and complex applications consisting of residential led mixed use, tall buildings, community infrastructure, and commercial developments etc.
Deputise for the team leader and mentor junior officers
Allocate caseloads amongst the team
Sign off delegated reports
Facilitate close liaison with major developers, architects and external consultants through paid pre-application meetings.
Negotiate complex S106 agreements in conjunction with discharging conditions and finalising reserved matters.
Draft detailed delegated reports and present at committee
Conduct member briefings, engage with regeneration teams and consult with local community groups
Liaise and work closely with external bodies including the GLA and TFL etc.

Successful candidates will have acquired practical experience as a Deputy Team Leader, Senior or Principal Planner in Development Management with proven track record processing major applications and mentoring junior officers.

Applicants must have a degree in Town & Country Planning and excellent written and communication skills as well an aptitude for dealing with complex planning issues and applications.

For further details, please feel free to contact Jeremy Wright at Macdonald & Company on 0207 318 5263 or email

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