Senior Planning Officer (Infrastructure)

Posted 08 July 2024
Salary £45 - £50 per day
Job type Temporary
Discipline Professional & Technical
ContactBeth Goldsmith

Job description

Title: Senior Planning Officer
Location: Suffolk County Council - Hybrid working one day per week
Rate: £45-50 per hour
Type: Temporary - 3 months

Opus People Solutions are working with Suffolk County Council to recruit for an interim Senior Planning Officer who is experienced in negotiating s.106 agreements for local goverment or over five years' experience with Development Management with a district council.
Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide timely, clear and effective professional advice to the public, councillors and colleagues on a range of planning matters, which may include Minerals and Waste policy, development management matters and the processes involved in consenting and delivering NSIPs.
  • Assist with the County Council's required inputs at various stages of the delivery of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects including technical and professional input, including instructing legal representatives.
  • Work with and support other planning staff involved in programming NSIPs and providing technical input.
  • Attend inquiries and examinations in public to represent the county council on its position.
  • Providing professional planning advice and support for corporate development projects and other initiatives.
  • Monitoring and keeping under review the Minerals and Waste Local Plan.
  • Formulating responses to Local and Neighbourhood Plans and major planning applications, including NSIPs
  • Assisting with the alignment of delivery of infrastructure through Local Plans, the Community Infrastructure Levy and section 106
  • Provide the strategic planning input to the preparation of Local Plans (and other associated documents) by the District/Borough/Parish Councils in a manner which reflects the corporate priorities of the Council.