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Principal Planning Officer / Full time

East Devon District Council

£37,890 - £41,881

Honiton, South West

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About the role

Exciting things are happening here in East Devon, making it a very rewarding time to work at East Devon District Council. With 15,000 new homes planned for development by 2026 and major regeneration projects, this is your chance to make a valuable impact on the future of the district as you help shape some of the most prominent development plans.


As Principal Planning Officer, you’ll head up one of the three area Development Management teams comprised of planning officers and an enforcement officer who deal with a broad range of commercial and residential planning applications and investigations. From Listed Building consent to commercial plans, you’ll champion high quality development across the district to ensure that applications are dealt with in good time and that excellent customer service is provided. Your varied role will involve managing planning applications, mentoring and developing your team, visiting and inspecting sites and negotiating with agents. With a passion for the local area, you’ll keep the wider strategic priorities of the Council in mind as you seek to achieve the Council’s objectives and do great things for East Devon.


About you

First and foremost, you’ll have a postgraduate Planning qualification and significant experience of development management, along with RTPI membership. You’ll combine an up to date knowledge of the planning system with first-class leadership and communication skills and bring a track record of coaching people, building relationships and working collaboratively to deliver effective services. Influential, organised and credible, you’re someone who thrives on challenge, consistently delivers great results and makes things happen rather than waiting for chances to come. You’ll also need a driving licence and be able to travel as required (reasonable adjustments may be possible according to the Equality Act).

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