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Principal Planning Officer
  • Employer: South Northamptonshire Council
  • Reference: SNDC/19/111767
  • Published: Fri 11/10/2019, 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 10/11/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £39,594.50 to £44,185.50 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Northamptonshire

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Principal Planning Officer

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Council’s busy Development Management team as a Principal Planning Officer.  The post will be based at The Forum in Towcester.

The Council has a Development Plan and is seeing large levels of housing delivery and employment growth. The district includes the iconic venue of Silverstone Circuit, two market towns and the edge of Northampton all of which are growing in different ways. 

The District also form part of the emerging Oxford to Cambridge Corridor and has a great track record of supporting high-quality housing schemes, urban renewal and sensitivity to historic character as new places are forged.

 Not only is the Council proud of its emphasis on achieving high-quality design and timely decisions, but we are always looking to improve the ways to process applications to provide an efficient and value for money planning service.


The Person:

The Principal Planning Officer will be expected to deal with more complex development proposals, including major residential, strategic developments and large employments sites, as well as a range of application types.  The Officer will also be expected to assist the Team Leader/Manager with mentoring junior staff, with checking and signing of reports and to assist in the continued delivery of high-quality front-line planning services for our residents.

This is a great opportunity to work in a friendly team, in a great location, and to work on wide-ranging, challenging and exciting projects.


The Benefits:

The Council is an equal opportunities employer and has flexible working practices.

  • A generous annual leave entitlement
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme (after one years’ service)
  • Incremental pay award (after one years’ service)


Closing date: Sunday 27 October 2019

Interview date: w/c Monday 04 November 2019


For more information please contact Paul Seckington, Senior Manager on 01327 322341.

To download a recruitment pack and apply for the post, please visit the council’s website or contact the Human Resources Department on 01295 221767.