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Senior Planning Officer (Strategic Sites)
  • Employer: Bracknell Forest Council
  • Reference: JOB00775
  • Published: Mon 11/07/2022, 10:33 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 16/08/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £35,336 - £40,578 per annum plus £637 per annum London Weighting
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Time Square, Bracknell

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Senior Planning Officer (Strategic Sites)

A challenging and rewarding opportunity to develop your planning career helping us deliver strategic developments in a dynamic borough.

Bracknell Forest is a Unitary Authority situated in an area facing continuing growth pressures. Exciting large-scale housing developments are now coming forward and we have a regenerated town centre with new retail outlets, homes, restaurants and leisure facilities. The delivery of strategic residential developments and associated infrastructure is integral to the Council's vision to create sustainable new communities that meet our housing needs. We are seeking a Senior Planning Officer to play a key role in delivering these schemes. You will gain valuable experience and play a key role in helping us create new places we can be proud of.

Because we're Bracknell Forest

What it's like working in our team...

We are a friendly and busy team responsible for delivering strategic sites and providing urban design advice to development management officers. Work is often challenging, but the role is highly rewarding, requiring the coordination and delivery of some of the borough's larger complex residential-led development sites, to achieve planning policy objectives. The work is very varied, requires vision and creative design solutions, with each day presenting new challenges.

You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training...

The role is within the Council's Planning Division. You will support the Major Sites Implementation Manager in working proactively with applicants and other internal and external stakeholders to secure the delivery of strategic development sites, and related infrastructure. The role requires appraising and making recommendations on planning applications, project managing the delivery of infrastructure, undertaking any associated appeals and responding to pre-application enquiries. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual with good communication skills to provide advice to users of our service, including developers, agents and members of the public in relation to housing developments. The successful candidate will work in the Strategic Sites and Design Team, and will gain valuable experience in the delivery of complex development sites.

The benefits you will experience are...

  • We will pay your Annual Subscription to an annual professional body.
  • Opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
  • An inclusive and social working environment.
  • Flexible working opportunities including a flexi-time scheme.
  • A great office location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre.
  • Internal sports and social club opportunities.
  • Discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
  • Supermarket discount.
  • An interest free loan for a rail season ticket.

What we're looking for...

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable person with a strong focus on customer service who is willing and able to undertake a variety of duties expected of a Senior Planning Officer.

Interview date

Interviews will be held on 25 August 2022

Want to ask us a question?

For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role. Please contact:

Matthew Lunn, Strategic Sites and Design Team Manager (Strategic Sites)

Tel.: 01344 351608


As part of the Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.

Any candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the role by assessing their circumstances against the relevant criteria.

No agencies please.