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Swindon- Senior Planner

Job Title: Swindon- Senior Planner
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Swindon
Salary: £45 per hour
REF: DC/PM15/3/2023/1
Contact Name: Deanna Clarke
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Swindon- Senior Planner

Hours Per Week :             37.00

Start Time :                        09:00

End Time :                         17:00

Location - SN1 2JG -On going contract

Umbrella: £45.00ph

As a lead officer for planning applications and related matters, this role also provides project management and coordination of the full range of planning considerations relating to the identified strategic development areas.  This includes the determination, through delegated powers and via recommendation to the relevant decision making bodies, a range of planning applications and submissions as well as the negotiation of complex legal agreements, masterplans, design codes and the general management of significant major applications.  As such, the post holder is required to use professional judgement and experience in balancing the needs and views of different interested parties and other experts in order to form decisions about complex issues.

In the role of lead officer, to provide input and lead on aspects of the Local Development Framework in relation to the identified strategic development areas and other specialisms as applicable, to help influence and shape the future growth of Swindon in line with the Council’s Priorities and Vision.  This also involves leading on the production of relevant plans, policies, masterplans, guidance and supplementary planning documents and involvement in the consultation process, monitoring and review including research, evidence gathering, formal responses and presentation at examinations. 

In addition, the role requires the promotion of placemaking and multidisciplinary working in the pursuit of securing high quality in the built and natural environment.  As such, the role expects the post holder(s) to be committed to collaborative working across a diverse range of projects, both statutory and proactive work, to be multi-skilled and to preferably have a specialism in an additional related discipline.