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|Service||Suffolk County Council|
|Hours per week||37|
|Rate||From £14.89 to £16.28 per hour|
We are seeking a Senior Planning Officer to be responsible at a senior level for dealing with planning applications which are decided by the County Council and supervising other staff involved in such work. In addition there will be the opportunity to work on policy development or influencing new plans and major applications at district level.
The Planning and Development Section covers a wide range of issues for the Council. It deals with the planning applications for which the County Council is responsible – the Council’s own developments and minerals and waste matters. It is developing a review to the Minerals and Waste Local Plans. The Section provides the focus for the County Council’s response to major developments and district local plans across the county and is working with the district and borough councils on strategic growth for Suffolk. It also leads the Council’s contribution to Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects – Suffolk has the highest number of these of any local authority in the country.
A full job description is available on request.
The intention for this post will be to work on both development management and forward planning responsibilities. The balance of this work will change over time. Initially it is likely that this will lean towards development management.
This work will include:
However, the post will also support the Planning Strategy Manager in managing projects dealing with forward planning matters. It is likely to deal with the County Council’s input to major development proposals and policy development. This would involve the supervision of the work of other staff in that team and/or managing the input of staff from elsewhere in the Council into projects.
This list is not exhaustive and main objectives/performance measures will be discussed and agreed with your line manager.
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