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Principal Planning Officer / Full time

Hyndburn Borough Council

£34,373 – £37,568

Accrington, North West



Principal Planning Officer (Development Management)
£34,373 – £37,568 (SCP 30-33)
37 Hours per week
Essential Car User Allowance
The Principal Planning Officer will be responsible for managing a complex and varied caseload of planning applications and appeals.  Working as part of a small team, you will be expected to work within the relevant time frames to secure high quality and sustainable development across the Borough.  Strong communication skills, and the ability to effectively engage within the Council, with its residents, applicants, and elected members, are essential.  You should be a member of the RTPI with an excellent knowledge and experience of planning and development control.  You should also be computer literate and understand development control IT systems and also possess strong negotiation skills.

Hyndburn is an attractive area set in the heart of Pennine Lancashire, within easy reach of Manchester, the Lakes and the Coast.  Hyndburn is a great place to work.  Over recent years we’ve established an impressive reputation as a Council with a strong sense of direction and an enviable record for improving services and getting things done.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team.  Delivering economic and housing growth is a key part of the Council’s strategy and the post holder will be involved in strategic developments across the Borough including Huncoat Garden Village, Accrington Town Centre and major employment sites

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Closing date:  12 noon on Tuesday 24th May 2022
Vacancy Number: 2103

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