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Planning Officer

  • Job reference: JG072
  • Location: Devon
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Planning Officers (All Levels)
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Job description: A National Park Authority based in Devon is looking for a Planning Officer to join their Development management team.
This is a full time, permanent position and the ideal candidate must have experience working with local government or public sector's, working within development management.
The purpose of the role is to provide advice and guidance on planning-related matters to applicants, agents, the public, authority members and parish/town councils.

The main responsibilities of the role are:

Monitoring developments, you will deal with a range of development management casework. You will investigate and resolve alleged unauthorised developments within the National Park, dealing with the associated development management casework in line with relevant policies, procedures and enforcement codes of practice.

To be considered as a Planning Officer, you will need:

- Experience of local government or public sector, working within development management
- Knowledge and experience of legislation in relation to gathering evidence for Court proceedings and experience of giving evidence in similar situations
- Up to date knowledge of planning laws and procedures
- Experience of investigating potential breaches of planning and advertisement consent
- Practical experience in the use of a range of IT applications for storing, retrieving and communicating information

The ideal candidate will be a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). Experience of visiting and dealing with the public, agents and elected Members on development management matters would be beneficial to your application. An understanding of design and the built environment would also be advantageous, as would as understanding the role of National Park Authorities and of planning issues specific to National Parks.

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering between £27,741 to £32,234 per/year dependant on experience and qualifications. So if this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to or call James at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967

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