Principal Planning Applications Officer

  • Location
    Croydon, Surrey
  • Salary
    £ 50 - £ 360 / Day
  • Category
    Public Sector - Policy, Research & Strategy
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive
  • External Reference
    PPO2310

Our client within public sector is looking for Principal Planning Applications Officer to join their Planning and Strategic Transport department based in Croydon. The role is offered on a 3 months contract basis working 36 hours per week Mon to Friday and paid up to £50/hour (umbrella rate/inside IR35).


The post holder will be helping the Strategic Applications Team, as well as the North and South Area Teams, to deal with pre-application enquiries and planning applications. The post is mainly anticipated to pick up major and complex schemes but will require the candidate to help on other non-major work to aid the wider DM service. Responsibilities include:



  • Evaluating and negotiating on own caseload of applications, writing reports and making recommendations including those of a complex and controversial nature.

  • Taking decisions on relatively straight forward planning applications in accordance with the adopted scheme of delegation.

  • Presenting a range of planning applications types to Planning Committee (including large scale major planning applications).

  • Collaborating and working with tree and enforcement officers and colleagues from spatial planning, regeneration, housing, development and legal.

  • Potential line management responsibility.


Required Experience, Skills and Qualifications:



  • Several years' experience in dealing with Planning Applications including complex and strategic developments

  • RTPI accredited degree or eligible for RTPI membership or equivalent qualification.

  • Comprehensive understanding of current issues & developments affecting planning, regeneration & local government in London

  • Comprehensive understanding of Central Government & development plan policy issues

  • Understanding of Development management & related legislation and good understanding of local government legislation

  • Complex hearings/appeals and/or public inquiries

  • Able to drive; UK driving licence holder

  • Willingness to work extended hours, attend evening and weekend meetings













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Please apply with your CV to: Sharon moses