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Planning Policy Officer

  • Job reference: JAMC290
  • Location: Weymouth, Dorset
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Planning Officers (All Levels)
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Job description: My client, a local authority based in Dorset is looking for Planning Policy Officers to join their team.
This is a full time, temporary ongoing contract and the successful candidate will need a professional Town Planning qualification along with a full driving licence and vehicle.

The main purpose of the role is to focus on local plan and planning policy issues for the client.

The main responsibilities associated with this role are as follows;

Carrying out and reporting on surveys, research and monitoring in order to provide evidence for the plan making process
Consulting and engaging with the public, community groups, service providers and other stakeholders, and analysing and reporting on the responses, to inform the development of planning policies
Contributing to the preparation of Local Plans, Supplementary Planning Documents and other policy documents, including writing planning policies, documents, reports and proofs of evidence
Preparing reports for committee meetings
Liaising with the Development Management teams in order to ensure that decisions on planning applications are consistent with the councils' planning policies, including supporting the preparation and presentation of planning appeals where required
Supporting local communities in their preparation of Neighbourhood Development Plans and other plans and projects related to local planning policy
Advising others in the councils, service providers, other stakeholders and members of the public on planning policy matters, including other relevant strategies, case law and legislation
Developing and maintaining as necessary effective partnerships with relevant external stakeholders of the councils, including other authorities and partners, as well as central government, public, private and voluntary organisations

If this position sounds of interest to you, email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967