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Principal Planning Officer (Implementation Team) / Full time

Epping Forest District Council

up to £47,574

Epping, East of England



Principal Planning Officer (Implementation Team)
Grade I with a salary of up to £47,574
Located in the Civic Offices, High Street, Epping, CM16 4BZ and Flexible Home Working
28 days annual leave (or pro rata equivalent)
Based in the Policy and Implementation Team within the Planning Directorate

It is an exciting time to join our planning team, as we take our new Local Plan through independent examination towards adoption and implementation of the policies. The Local Plan sets out ambitious growth for the District, a new Garden Town, and the delivery of 11,400 new homes and 10,800 new jobs by 2033. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious individual, ideally eligible for full RTPI membership or equivalent, to work with us to embrace the key challenges and opportunities to deliver the planned growth within our District. 

You will have gained your experience in either the public or private sector with an emphasis on managing projects of varying scales and working with multi-disciplinary teams and stakeholders to deliver new development. You will have the opportunity to work in a supportive, positive and flexible working environment of existing planners, urban and landscape designers, enabling you to be involved in a range of projects whilst maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

The District contains a diverse mix of rural and urban settlements which provides a unique opportunity to gain wide ranging experience at differing scales. The Council has its own Quality Review Panel and places a strong emphasis on high quality design and place making. You will be working to facilitate the negotiation and delivery of the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Communities and the Strategic Masterplans and Concept Frameworks for other sites proposed for allocation in the Epping Forest District Council’s Local Plan Submission Version 2017.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Lydia Grainger on 01992 564275, or Alison Blom-Cooper on 01992 564066 or 07711 845213 or email [email protected]

Closing date for applications is midnight on 15th February 2021.

Please refer to the job description for more detail on the role and visit http://www.efdclocalplan.org/ for more information on Epping Forest District’s Local Plan. To apply, please use the online application portal on our website and follow the instructions to ensure you provide a suitable supporting statement outlining how your education, experience, knowledge and skills and other attributes match the requirements of the role.

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