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Planning Officer

Job Title: Planning Officer
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Stoke
Salary: £40 per hour
REF: LH002431
Contact Name: Liam Heddle
Contact Email:
Job Published: 22 days ago

Job Description

Planning Officer – Stoke on Trent

Salary: £40.00 an Hour

Full-Time (37 hours)

Contract: Four Months – Possibly beyond


Job Purpose:

To provide professional planning advice and guidance and to recommend decisions about planning applications in line with the City Council’s business needs; with particular focus on delivering the objectives of the core Development Management Team. 

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

  • To provide sound advice about planning law, policy and guidance, following standard procedures, best practice and Council objectives.
  • To critically appraise and recommend decisions on formal applications and enforcement complaints under planning and associated legislation (including those relating to listed buildings, conservation areas, tree preservation orders, advertisements, hazardous substances etc), together with any plans or supporting documentation supplied, to ensure compliance with appropriate legislation and approved policies.
  • To help businesses in Stoke-on-Trent to develop and grow by giving practical advice about planning and other Council services and putting businesses in touch with others who can help.
  • To provide sound professional planning input to the design and delivery of sustainable site and area based regeneration priorities, all in accordance with the corporate business plan and development programmes.
  • To carry out any monitoring, research or investigation needed to support planning decisions.
  • To validate planning applications.
  • To write and present reports to committees and other meetings as required.
  • To identify opportunities for the Council to invest in regeneration projects.
  • To support the duty system. 
  • To write published planning advice and information.
  • To support the monitoring of planning conditions, planning obligations and development in progress.
  • To be a professional witness in planning matters including preparing and giving evidence to public or private local inquiries, hearings, examinations or the Courts.
  • To take a proactive and collaborative approach to work quality as part of a quality system.
  • To do any other work asked for by the senior management team.


Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

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