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Planning Officer

Cumbria County Council
£36,371 – £37,568
Closing date
12 Jun 2022

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Environment, Environmental Management, Waste Management
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Contract Type
Full time
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This is an exciting post for an experienced and enthusiastic Minerals and Waste planner.

You will be responsible for the processing and evaluation of all types of minerals, waste and County Council planning applications, including applications requiring Environmental Impact Assessment and Minerals Review schemes.

About the role

The main working responsibilities and duties of the role are;

*Processing and assessing a range of planning applications for minerals and waste development and applications submitted for the County Councils own development proposals

*Making recommendations on these applications and preparation of reports for consideration by the lead officer and manager together with presenting planning applications to the Development Control and Regulation committee as required

*To provide both informal verbal pre-application advice to applicants and more formal pre-application advice through the Councils paid for service. 

*To liaise with a variety of internal council departments on the County council’s own development schemes and also with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders on all planning applications.

*To defend the Council’s decision on appeal if necessary

*To be responsible for the monitoring of minerals and waste sites and County Council developments to ensure compliance with planning permissions and relevant conditions

*To assist in the assessment and review of planning policies of the local plan

Who we are looking for

You will need to ensure that cases are presented in a timely manner to committee and this will involve attendance at committee meetings and related site visits. You will be expected to deal with complex and/or contentious planning matters, therefore being able to make difficult decisions and negotiate on high value/high profile public and private sector projects, and negotiation S106 agreements is essential.

If you are interested and would like to join a small friendly team to work on a variety of interesting planning applications within the beautiful geographical area of Cumbria. Then please apply today!

For an informal discussion about this exciting role, please contact:

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern, vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits, including:

*Excellent training and development offers

*Flexible working opportunities

*Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

*Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise)

*Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms

*Competitive rates of pay

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

Please read the Supporting Information:

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To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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