Our client is a Local Authority based in North London and they require 2 Principal Planners to join their Development Management team and manage large and varied caseloads of planning applications. You will also support other members of the team working on major and complex planning application and deal with contentious development control issues, including undertaking negotiations with applicants/prospective developers and representatives of other Council departments.
As a more senior member of the team you will be expected to represent the Council by preparing and presenting expert and professional evidence at public inquiries, informal hearings and in court and you will regularly be required to provide professional advice to Council members, senior officers, applicants and the public on planning applications, development proposals and related matters.
To carry out this role you will need to be a degree qualified town planner with experience working within a local authority development management team. You will need to understand the principles of excellent design and place-making and have experience of providing advice on how to achieve high quality infill development within a dense urban context. Ideally you will have London experience and a comprehensive understanding of the current issues and developments affecting planning, regeneration and local government in London.
Initially this will be a 3 month contract but it is expected to be a rolling contract and the rate offered is £34.53 inside IR35 (potentially room to negotiate depending on experience. Please get in touch for further information on this role.