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Principal Planning Officer

Tower Hamlets, London
£30.00 to £50.00 Per Hour
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
Exciting opportunity working with one of London's most recognised Local Authorities, currently my client are in the market for an experienced Planning officer who feels they can work at Principal level. To provide high quality, specialised development management assessment and decision making in an area team that meets the needs of the clients multi-cultural communities, including the: - delivery of the council's statutory responsibilities for the determination of planning applications and under the Town and Country Planning Acts and related legislation. ROLE REQUIREMENTS - Providing high quality, specialist professional planning expertise and technical assessment relating to all aspects of development application and pre-application proposals, carrying a case load of more complex, politically sensitive or strategically important, major development proposals. Provide specialist expertise and act as lead case officer in project managing allocated proposals, applications or projects ensuring that all work is undertaken in accordance with statutory requirements, the Council's policies and procedures, and to the benefit of the residents of the Borough. Represent the Council as an expert witness on all issues involving development applications, pre-applications, projects and planning appeals at Examinations and Public Inquires and in court where necessary. Undertake under own initiative a variety of advanced project management tasks relating to complex proposals, applications, projects and planning appeals, carrying a case load relating to development application matters. To participate in advising and liaising with the development industry on their responsibilities under the Localism Act to deliver pre-application consultations on major proposals. To work with the Team Leader to develop and evaluate best practice approaches to the use of consultant services in the assessment of proposals, applications or appeals. Organise, prepare and deliver effective development application and related public consultation exercises including the preparation of all materials and other documentation ensuring that all relevant Council Directorates, community organisations, amenity and minority groups, external agencies and Government Bodies are consulted in accordance with the requirements of the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).Qualifications & Experience - Town Planning or similar qualification at post graduate level and eligibility for membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute. A proven track record as town planner dealing with a wide range and complexity of planning applications, appeals and other related work in an urban area. Experience in taking a lead role in managing complex or major pre and post application cases to deliver sustainable development. Experience of representing the Council (or other organisation) at an appeal (public inquiry or hearing) or examination in public. Experience of preparing and presenting reports and briefings on complex planning to senior managers and/or elected members.Still searching? Not all of our vacancies are on our website yet. We're happy to provide a tailored careers guidance service, so for the best chance of finding your ideal opportunity, get in touch with one of our specialist consultants and we will be able to support you with your job search. Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application. Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK. For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business
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  • Job Reference: 707253267-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Randstad CPE
    Randstad CPE
  • Location: Tower Hamlets, London
  • Salary: £30.00 to £50.00 Per Hour
  • Job Type: Temporary