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Planning Compliance Officer (Development Management)
  • Employer: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
  • Reference: PP/22/221604
  • Published: Fri 02/12/2022, 17:22 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 18/12/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Part Time
  • Hours: 27.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £33,155 per annum plus £500 car allowance (pro rata)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Tunbridge Wells - Town Hall, Kent

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Planning Compliance Officer (Development Management)

An opportunity has arisen to join Tunbridge Wells BC’s successful and respected Planning Enforcement Team. You will be part of a team that acts as custodians of the Borough ensuring that Planning Control is regulated.

The role is responsible for the investigation of all cases of potential planning infringements and recommending a course of action from no breach to taking formal enforcement action. The successful candidate will work proactively with developers checking compliance with permissions for large housing developments and assist with the recommendations of the Planning Investigation Officers. You will take the lead in any evidence gathering and preparation for prosecution action. The Borough is a mix of urban and rural with a large proportion of protected landscape and this adds to the variety that you will encounter daily.

We are looking for someone who has excellent communication and negotiation skills with experience of resolving disputes. You will be able to manage, organise and prioritise your own caseload independently and work closely with colleagues in the Planning Service as well as the wider Council and partners. The role would be ideal for someone with planning experience who has the ability to interpret and assess complex plans.

You must have a full driving licence and access to a car and be physically able to carry out site inspections, which may be in rural areas and involve rough terrain.

Additional benefits for this post include a hybrid working arrangement, 26 days annual leave (pro rated for part time staff) increasing to 29 days after 5 years continuous Local Government service, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, as well as invaluable training opportunities for continuing professional development. Take a look here at the additional benefits that we offer.

To find out more take a look at the Job Description and Person Specification below.  For an informal discussion about this post, you can contact Peter Hockney, Development Manager, on 01892 554406 or

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Closing Date:          18 December 2022
Interview Date:     w/c 2 January 2023