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Senior Planner - Swindon, Wiltshire

Project Management
Ref: 705 Date Posted: Tuesday 02 Apr 2024

ContactCORP is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Planner to join our client in Swindon. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in delivering high-quality strategic allocations and new communities. The Senior Planner will also be responsible for determining complex planning applications for development, contributing expertise at a senior level to enhance the planning process. This role will take place over a 5 month contracted period, until September 2024.

Senior Planner Responsibilities:

  • Leading and managing the determination of major planning applications for development projects, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, policies, and guidelines.
  • Providing expert advice and guidance to internal stakeholders, developers, and members of the public on planning matters, fostering positive relationships and promoting collaborative solutions.
  • Conducting thorough reviews and assessments of planning applications, considering environmental, social, and economic factors to make informed recommendations.
  • Collaborating with multidisciplinary teams, including architects, engineers, and environmental consultants, to assess the feasibility and impact of proposed developments.
  • Participating in public consultations and community engagement activities to gather feedback and address concerns related to planning proposals.
  • Contributing to the formulation and implementation of planning policies, strategies, and initiatives to support sustainable development and growth within the borough.

What we're looking for:

  • Extensive experience in dealing with major planning applications within a local authority or similar environment.
  • A comprehensive understanding of planning legislation, policies, and procedures, with a track record of delivering successful planning outcomes.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to evaluate complex planning issues and propose innovative solutions.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to engage effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Full driving license and access to a vehicle for conducting unaccompanied site visits within the Swindon area.
  • Willingness to work in the Swindon office a minimum of one day a week, with flexibility to attend off-site meetings and events as required.

Additional Info:

  • £35.62 per hour, dependant on experience and availability
  • Based in Swindon

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