Planning Officer (Development Management)

Hyndburn Borough Council

Planning Officer
Development Management
SCP 26-28
Salary £30,984 – £32,798
37 Hours

Over recent years we’ve established an impressive reputation as a Council with a strong sense of direction and an enviable record for improving services and getting things done.  In developing its local plan, the Council is now undertaking a review of its Core Strategy and developing a Site Allocations DPD which should be submitted to the Secretary of State later this year for examination. The Local Plan is key to the delivery our growth strategy with two major employment sites and a garden village planned in the Borough.

The Planning Officer will be responsible for managing a varied caseload of planning applications, planning enquiries and appeals. You will be expected to work within the relevant time frames to secure high quality and sustainable development across the Borough.  Strong communication skills, and the ability to effectively engage within the Council, with its residents, applicants, and elected members, are essential.  Knowledge of heritage and / or building conservation would be desirable but not essential.

You should possess a degree in a relevant subject and be aiming to become a member of the RTPI if you are not already a member.  You should have a sound knowledge, experience of development management and have strong negotiation skills.

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To apply for this role please use the application link below or send a CV with covering letter to

Closing Date: 5pm Wednesday 29 June 2022
Vacancy Ref: 2107C