Posted 21 days ago

Planning Officer


Job Details


Role Purpose 
Examine and evaluate all types of planning applications made under the Town and Country Planning Acts and related legislation. Assess whether proposals are in accordance with Council’s policies and liaises with officers of other directorates on matters arising from planning. Deal with enquiries from the public, developers, potential developers, other authorities, Council Members and relevant clients on planning, regeneration and economic development issues and proposals involving policy interpretation, planning law, technical criteria or of a research, policy, plan, development control, design or environment nature.
Main Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Assist in the design and conduct of surveys, collection of data and information, preparation of maps, plans and sketches.
  • Examine and evaluate all types of planning applications made under the Town and Country Planning Acts and related legislation. Assess whether proposals are in accordance with Council’s policies and liaises with officers of other directorates on matters arising from planning.
  • Deal with enquiries on research data, planning applications policies and proposals, design matters, detained planning schemes and other planning information from the public, other departments and other authorities.
  • Contribute to the Council’s planning, regeneration and economic development policies and information needs and ensure the implementation of such policies in respect of statutory and non- statutory plans, local plans and schemes, development proposals, detailed plans, environmental and landscaping improvements.
  • Deal with enquiries from the public, developers, potential developers, other authorities, Council Members and relevant clients on planning, regeneration and economic development issues and proposals involving policy interpretation, planning law, technical criteria or of a research, policy, plan, development control, design or environment nature.
  • Assist with carrying out project briefs and feasibility studies in relation to regeneration and/ or economic strategy work and liaising with staff in Development Planning as required.
  • Process major and minor planning applications covering all aspects of development. Prepare reports and make recommendations for decisions on applications to be determined under delegated powers.

Requirements 
  • Knowledge and experience of the processes and practices involved in the preparation and adoption of effective Local Plans (Essential)
  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject or planning degree/experience (Essential)
  • Experience working in a housing association or council (Essential)

Contract 
  • Initial 6 month ongoing contract 
  • PAYE via Umbrella
  • Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm 

If you are interested in this position AND meet the requirements, APPLY NOW!