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Planning Enforcement Officer
  • Employer: Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council
  • Reference: PHEHS/23/225842
  • Published: Thu 19/01/2023, 13:25 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/02/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Benefits include: local government pension scheme, employee assistance programme, generous annual leave, excellent location with easy parking, remote working, excellent ongoing training and CPD opportunities
  • Salary: £24,687 - £27,117 plus an essential car user allowance up to £1,239 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Opportunity for flexible/home working, Kings Hill, Tonbridge & Malling Council, Kent

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Planning Enforcement Officer

Tonbridge and Malling are going through change, and this is an exciting time to join the planning team. We have a new Head of Planning and Planning Policy Manager and are at the early stages of developing our new Local Plan which will go out to consultation in the autumn of this year. Our track record in planning and development has delivered a progressive approach to growth and economic investment, balanced with preserving the heritage and natural quality of the Borough. We are currently experiencing significant interest in investment across the Borough which is resulting in a range of planning applications being submitted for our determination.

About the role:

The position is a fixed term 2 year post.

We are seeking an individual to work within a small team undertaking investigations into alleged failures to comply with town planning legislation. 

This may include development carried out without planning permission, or not in accordance with approved plans.  The work involves receiving and responding to allegations of breaches from members of the public, carrying out site inspections and investigations across the Borough and, under the instruction of professional planners, seeking the cessation of identified breaches. 

As well as being readily able to interpret maps and plans and work with IT systems, you will need good communication skills, tact and the discretion necessary to deal with potentially confrontational situations.

Previous experience in an investigative capacity or knowledge of planning legislation and procedures would be an advantage.

For further information on this role please contact James Bailey on 01732 876084. (Direct candidates only, strictly no agencies please)