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N London

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£358 per day

Start date


Role Description

Principal Planning Officer required for ongoing contract role, working for a local authority covering North London/Middx.  

To take a lead role for the Council, in its role as Local Planning Authority, with its statutory duties in respect of the control of development by:

1. To assist in managing and motivating a planning application team created in association with a specific area or site specific planning and regeneration projects or programs and ensure compliance with performance targets

2. Taking decisions for the Council under the Assistant Director’s delegated powers in respect of determining planning applications for up to 10 residential units and 1000sq.m of commercial development, householder planning applications, applications for Certificates of Lawful Development, vehicular accesses, shop fronts, shop advertisements and applications for works to trees, or such other applications as may be required by the Assistant Director.

3. Assist in managing a team to meet the objectives of the Development Management Team service in maintaining, regenerating and improving the environment of the Borough by the implementation of the Council's Unitary Development Plan, the Core Strategy of the Local Development Framework, the Mayor’s London Plan and other, planning policies.

4. Direct planning officers in meeting the objectives of the Planning Decisions team in providing an efficient, effective and good value service.

A minimum of 5 years recent and relevant, post qualification experience as a Senior/Principal Planning Officer in a similar environment is essential for this position. 

Candidates should have a planning or land use related degree or a planning diploma, and be a member of the RTPI. 

Please contact us directly for a full job spec and further details. 


Start date: Immediate start

Duration: 3 months+

Rate: £358 per day (Umbrella rate - assignment deemed inside IR35)

Working hours: 35 hrs per week

Location: North London/Middx/Herts



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