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Planning Officer

  • Job reference: JPW80
  • Location: Devon
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Planning Officers (All Levels)
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Job description: My client, a local authority based in Devon, is looking for a Planning Officer to join their growing team. It is a full time ongoing contract and the successful candidate will hold a relevant degree, diploma or HNC and have experience in a local authority setting.

The main purpose of the role is to assist in the provision of the Development Management Service of the Council.

Duties include:
* Examination and assessment of a range of applications submitted to the Local Planning Authority and related planning issues with reference to Development Plan Policies and any other material considerations.
* Maintaining accurate and reliable records in relation to casework including computer and photographic records (where necessary).
* Negotiations to achieve improvements to planning proposals.
* Drafting of recommendations and Committee reports on planning proposals.
* Providing an excellent customer service by advising applicants/agents during the processing of planning proposals and giving pre-application advice on planning issues and policies.
* Attendance as required by the Business Manager - Strategic Place at Committee meetings, Site Inspection Parties and other similar meetings involving Councillors.

If this opportunity is of interest, send your most up to date CV to or call Josh at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967