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Planning Officer

Ref no. BHN569348
Location London, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract Rolling
Job status Closed

Job summary

  • Review and assess planning applications for residential, commercial, and infrastructure projects in accordance with local planning policies and regulations.

Key skills required for this role

Planning Officer, Development Management,

Important

Experience in Development Management processing major applications

Job description

Introduction


Our client, a renowned London Borough, is currently seeking a Planning Officer to join their team. As a Planning Officer, you will play a crucial role in the town planning process, ensuring that development proposals align with the local planning regulations and guidelines. This is a contract position within the Town Planning discipline, offering an excellent opportunity to contribute to shaping the vibrant community in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review and assess planning applications for residential, commercial, and infrastructure projects in accordance with local planning policies and regulations.
  • Prepare reports and provide recommendations on planning applications, including presenting proposals to the Planning Committee where required.
  • Engage with stakeholders, including developers, architects, residents, and other interested parties, to address any concerns and provide guidance on planning matters.
  • Conduct site visits to assess the impact of proposed developments on the local environment, heritage, and community.
  • Contribute to the formulation and implementation of local planning policies and strategies.
  • Provide advice and support to colleagues, elected members, and the public on planning matters.
  • Maintain accurate records, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and procedures.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments and best practices in town planning.

Job Requirements

  • Significant experience in town planning, preferably within a local authority or consultancy environment.
  • Strong understanding of relevant planning legislation, policies, and procedures.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess complex planning issues.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, capable of building positive relationships with stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to manage and prioritize a varied workload.
  • Proficient in using planning software and other relevant IT tools.
  • Relevant qualifications in town planning or a related field would be advantageous.
  • Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) or working towards membership is desirable.


If you are passionate about town planning and are looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of Tower Hamlets, we would love to hear from you. Apply now and be part of our client's dedicated team!

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