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Principal Planner
  • Employer: Burnley Borough Council
  • Reference: 228
  • Published: Mon 20/03/2023, 12:52 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/04/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 36.25 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade 11 = £37,261 to £40,478 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Burnley, Lancashire

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Principal Planner

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Burnley Council’s Development Management Service as a Principal Planner. You will work as a senior member of a team to deliver a highly efficient and responsive planning service that promotes sustainable growth. 

In recent years Burnley has seen significant economic and housing growth with sound planning at the heart of the Council’s vision to make Burnley the first choice for business investment and as a place to live. We are seeking a key individual who will work closely with the Planning Team Manager and Head of Service to promote and deliver our ambitious agenda. You will have a positive attitude that will bring a practical and supportive approach to development in the borough.

You will have a detailed knowledge of the planning process including experience of dealing with major and complex planning applications and planning appeals. It is essential you have Excellent negotiation skills including the ability to resolve conflict.

It is essential you have a degree in Town Planning, or equivalent, with relevant planning content.  It is also essential you have experience of negotiating with developers on development proposals, including negotiating s106 agreements.

Burnley is a great place to work and if you are determined to progress your planning career then we can offer you a diverse and interesting challenge that will support your ambitions.  We value our employees and offer a generous pension scheme, holiday entitlement and work/life balance initiatives. 

This is a Politically Restricted Post within the meaning of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

For an informal discussion on the content of the job description or person specification, please contact Laura Golledge, Planning Team Manager, on 01282 475993.

Interviews are intended to be held during the week commencing 2nd May 2023.