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Senior Planner

  • Location

    St. Albans, Hertfordshire

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  • Salary:

    £20.90 - £21.94 per hour

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    4 Months

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Planner to join our clients offices based in St Albans on a temporary contract basis for 4 months with the possibility of an extension.

As the Senior Planner, your main duties will include:

  • Assisting management in the recruitment of new staff and coaching colleagues to support departmental priorities and contribute to a high performing service. This would also include deputising for the Development Management Team Leaders.
  • Lead on the consideration and negotiation of major and complex planning applications to facilitate the implementation of the Local Plan and corporate objectives with a decision recommendation on each application within statutory time limits.
  • Keep up to date with good practice and changes to legislation to inform the consideration of planning matters.
  • Provide professional expertise in Planning Appeal and Planning Enforcement and prosecution issues as a specialist expert planning witness in liaison with the Development Management and Enforcement Team, including provision of written evidence and representing the Council at hearings, Planning (public) Inquiries and Court.
  • Implement a professional and entrepreneurial approach to the management of the team to optimise fee income and make the most efficient use of resources..
  • Ensure planning decisions are transparent, consistent and robust through clear communication, evaluation and interpretation of national and local policy and seek to reduce the amount of appeals through a proactive development management approach.

To be successful for this Senior Planner post you will need to have:

  • Minimum 5 years' experience
  • Line management experience
  • Experience of presenting planning reports at Committee
  • Knowledge and experience of development management process and interaction with plan making process
  • Knowledge and experience of appeals and enquiries
  • Knowledge and experience of Conservation Area, Listed Building policy and legislation and Advertisement regulations
  • Knowledge and experience of urban design and regeneration
  • Degree or Masters level qualification in Town Planning,
  • Chartered or professional Membership of the RTPI
  • Urban design/regeneration qualification/ management qualification

Start Date-


Working Hours-

37 hours per week

Monday - Friday

Pay Rate-

£20.90 p/h

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