Planning Officer

Employer
Slough Borough Council
Location
Slough, Berkshire
Salary
£34,373 to £39,571
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

Job Details

‘People are proud to live and work in Slough where diversity is celebrated and where residents can enjoy fulfilling prosperous and healthy lives’.

Could you help us make the “best place to be in the UK” even better?

Slough already leads the rest of South-East England as a town where people want to work, live, play, and stay, and we are only getting started.

We are preparing for an unparalleled redevelopment in Slough over the next 10 years, with more than £2.5 billion worth of development and development opportunities. Our Planning service is at the heart of all of this activity and working in Slough could promise you challenges and opportunities for developing your career that most Councils – even London Boroughs, would struggle to match.

Our mission is to create a world class quality environment that will stand the test of time, and we are looking for an energetic, skilled and creative planner to join the team.

Main purpose of Job:

  • the evaluation and processing of planning applications and related matters within an area team. giving advice and support to planning technicians and administrators. meeting performance standards and providing a high level of customer care.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Taking responsibility for processing planning proposals of moderate complexity and contentiousness, e.g. proposals for large residential extensions, small residential new build scheme, and schemes for commercial extensions or new build. This work would include coordinating consultations with internal council departments, negotiating amendments to applications, carrying out site inspections, and making written and verbal recommendations on delegated and committee cases to the Group Manager – Planning. Completing appeal statements in the case of appeals of moderate complexity and contentiousness, considered by written representations and informal hearings including assisting Senior Officers at Hearings and appeal site visits. Investigating matters concerning enforcement, drafting reports and making recommendations on breaches of planning control of a ‘moderate’ complexity and contentiousness. Support the development management service by handling enquiries by phone and letter and in person at the reception counter, to a wide range of customers including ward Councillors. Providing information and advice, in relation to planning proposals of moderate complexity and contentiousness. Assisting other planning officers when appropriate, including surveying, researching and analysing information, report preparation. Assisting in the improvement of the development control service through involvement in work undertaken on the Planning Service Plan and Service Reviews. 

You will need to be confident, be able to work with limited supervision, work well with corporate colleagues and embrace the challenges of working within the diverse and vibrant communities which make Slough an exciting place for the people who live and work here.

If you feel that you are the outstanding individual that we are looking for, and if you are up to the challenge and would relish this opportunity, we welcome your application.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Daniel Ray, Group Manager – Planning on 07523 933127.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

Job References: 17-1620/1621/1622

 

Company

Slough is often described as a fusion of different cultures, an urban town, buzzing with vitality.The modern town centre is compact and vibrant with a pedestrianised High Street which stretches for more than a mile. Supported by two indoor shopping complexes, the town centre contains many major retailers such as Debenhams, Marks and Spencer, Primark, Next, BHS, TK Maxx, Boots and WHSmith. There are leisure centres and health centres situated across the town, as well as Slough Ice Arena and Thames Valley Athletics Centre. There are also a number of top-class golf courses nearby, including Wexham and Stoke Poges. Slough is in the Thames Valley and is served by excellent road and rail communications. Heathrow Airport lies just to the east of the borough boundary. Although predominantly residential in nature, Slough is justifiably renowned for the Slough Trading Estate, some 600 acres of industrial, commercial, warehousing and office facilities (including its own power station) located to the west of the town centre.
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Telephone
01753 552288
Location
St Martin's Place
Bath Road
Berkshire
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