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Planning officer

Planning officer –  Wirral

£30-37 per day

Fixed term contract – Full Time

Key Accountabilities

  • Process and determine a caseload of all aspects of planning related applications, appeals, discharge of conditions and all other post-decision matters; undertaking all necessary site inspections; preparing reports and recommendations for applications that are to be determined under powers delegated to the Strategic Director, Head of Service and Development Management Manager and for applications to be considered and determined by the Planning Committee;
  • Manage and process all aspects of telecommunications related applications from pre-application to post-application stages, ensuring timely delivery of decisions within the statutory timeframe.
  • Advise on the need for planning permission and providing pre-application planning advice.
  • Prepare evidence and written statements in respect of any Planning Appeals and to represent the Council as planning witness at Hearings and Inquiries as may be required.
  • Investigate all complaints regarding alleged breaches of planning control, including those in relation to trees and Listed Buildings; undertaking all necessary site inspections, gathering of information, including all relevant checks (e.g.

    DVLA and HM Land Registry); assessing whether a breach has taken place; dealing with individuals and/or organisations and effectively negotiating amendments where appropriate; assessing whether any breach is harmful and whether it is expedient to take appropriate enforcement action; take appropriate enforcement action as

  • required, including the preparing and serving of Enforcement Notices, Planning Contravention Notices, Breach of Condition Notices etc.

    and dealing with any subsequent Appeals and giving/presenting evidence at Appeal Hearings, Inquiries or Court.
  • Attend Planning Committee where required by and in support of the Head of Service and/or Development Management Manager, and if appropriate, other Committees.
  • Provide guidance and advice to other Council services/officers on all aspects of planning related applications and enforcement matters.

To find out more information please contact Mason at MasonM@4recruitmentservices.com

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