Principal Planning and Development Officer

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Posting date: 21 May 2020
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 20 June 2020
Location: N1 2UD
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: 34160/1

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Principal Planning and Development Officer needed in London £27.57ph ref 34160/1
This is working full time hours on a temporary basis.
We are looking for a passionate, highly experienced, and enthusiastic planning professional to join our busy, dedicated Planning Applications team dealing with a full range of applications ranging from householder extensions to small scale major schemes.
The council has adopted ambitious planning policies to ensure that our communities benefit from the highest quality design that also protects and enhances the borough’s unique built environment.
To succeed in this role, you will be customer-focused, have excellent negotiation and communications skills. The ability to use your initiative to find creative solutions is essential.
You will have the skills and experience to:
Understand the principles of excellent design and place-making and have experience (or demonstrable ability) to advise on how to achieve high quality infill development within a dense urban context.
Assess complex applications that requires a careful balance of competing planning policies, paying careful attention to detail and delivering high quality work
Apply the heritage assessment considerations (statutory tests and NPPF tests) in relation to conservation areas, listed buildings and other heritage assets
Work under pressure, manage competing priorities and meet tight deadlines.
Work productively with stakeholders including residents, councillors, contractors and other partners.
We can offer you:
• An enthusiastic, friendly and well-motivated team who have high expectations of themselves and the service.
A supportive management team with a strong commitment to the quality of the service.
The rate per hour within the advertised range is dependent on experience and suitability.

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