Principal Planning Officer
We are looking for a Principal Planning Officer to help strengthen our team and to be responsible for processing technically complex, contentious and/or controversial planning applications in respect of minerals and waste development as well as the County Council's own development proposals.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Providing professional advice on planning applications, especially Environmental Impact Assessment developments and contentious development proposals
- Contributing towards the development of Waste and Mineral Planning policies for Lincolnshire, in accordance with the principles of sustainable development.
- Dealing with planning enquiries and providing technical advice on the Council's planning policies and procedures
- Preparing reports and other related planning matters for Committee and preparing statements of case and evidence for planning appeals, including appearing as an expert witness at Public Inquiries and in Court with respect to enforcement cases
The right candidate should be an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic team player that can assist the Team Leader in supporting a team of existing Senior Planning Officers. You should have a strong background and experience of development management, in particular minerals and waste planning, and have a degree or post-graduate qualification in Town and Country Planning. You must have a detailed knowledge and understanding of planning legislation and law and be able to manage your own workload effectively with minimal supervision and help to mentor and support members of the team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required in the presentation of reports to the Council and negotiations with developers and their consultants in all aspects of development management. A full driving licence is essential.
For more information or an informal discussion about the role please contact Marc Willis, Applications Team Leader, on