Principal Planning Officer

Principal Planning Officer

Charnwood Council Published: 11/09/2018
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
£32,372 - £34,966 + Essential Car User Allowance


Principal Planning Officer

We are looking for a Principal Planning Officer for a Local Authority in the Leicestershire area. The location is ideal for exploring the cities of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby, as well as being close to a variety of tourist attractions such as the Donnington Park Race Track, Peak District and Sherwood Forest.

This position is for 34 hours per week paid at  £32,372 - £34,966 + Essential Car User Allowance

Well connected? 

You bet, with the M1 motorway just 10 mins away and direct access to Derby (27mins), Nottingham (30mins), Leicester (18mins) and Birmingham (50mins) driving to and from the offices could not be easier!

Travelling by train? Great, did you know you can get to the heart of Leicester in just 7 minutes, Nottingham City Centre in 14 minutes, Sheffield in 52mins and central London in 1h 18minutes!

The Opportunity

With modern public sector offices, we are looking for a highly experienced town planner to determine major, complex minor applications and oversee householder and other planning applications including their validation.

From rural developments and new uses for key historic buildings up to town centre regeneration, large urban extensions and major food, agri-tech and other commercial developments. You will assist the Team Leader Development Management in the delivery of development management services in the two area teams including the supervision and mentoring of staff and their learning and development.

Who are we looking for?

Ideally a current Principal Planner, however we will consider and support Senior Planners with good experience who are looking for that next step up in their career.

You will be a qualified planner who is a member of the RTPI who has substantial recent experience of development management dealing with more complex planning applications and appeals.

You will need to be able to analyse complex planning issues and to write letters, reports and evidence statements. You will also need to demonstrate an understanding of current law and guidance relating to development management.

Key Benefits

  • Essential Car User Allowance.
  • Flexible working & Broadband allowance for working from home
  • Onsite parking
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Subsidised leisure facilities
  • Town Centre & Train Station walking distance to office
  • Leicester, Nottingham & Derby in less than 30mins away

How to apply?

Please send your CV in below now by clicking ‘apply now’. For an informal and confidential discussion on this role, please call us on(0) 20 7859 4246. Our dedicated and manned hotline is open between 8AM - 8PM. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, we are looking forward to hearing from you. Email enquiries can also be sent to

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