Planning Officer Warrington £45,000 - £50,000 plus package and benefits
A busy house builder seeks to appoint a Planning Officer for their Warrington office, to work in an established land and planning team.
This is an excellent opportunity for somebody who is working for a planning consultancy to move to the client side, or a Senior Planner who is looking for a step up.
The company started as a small family run business and have expanded gradually over the years creating an enviable reputation, built on quality, customer service and delivering high standards. They are now one of the top 10 house builders building new properties ranging from 1 bed apartments to luxury family homes across the UK.
Role of Planning Officer
" To provide day to day planning advice to Land Teams primarily on residential schemes but also mixed use developments.
" To identify, negotiate and secure Strategic Land for the division
" Management and promotion of the Strategic Land Portfolio in order to deliver sites to the division at the earliest possible opportunity.
" To identify and advise divisional land teams of potential development sites that may become available through the prevailing/emerging planning policy.
" To promote sites through the Local Plan system and keep landowners/agents as well as the divisional management team advised of progress.
" To negotiate terms working with the Land Director and Strategic Land Director as appropriate in order to acquire land interests directly with landowners and agents.
" To prepare Planning Reports on land to be acquired by the division identifying any planning/commercial risk.
" To be able to formulate planning strategies in order to obtain a planning consent in a timely manner within an appropriate deadline that allows the division to deliver sales completions in accordance with forecasts and which maximises commercial returns for the company.
" To negotiate with landowners, Local Authority officers and the community regarding residential development proposals. Also ensuring that they are commercially viable and capable of achieving a planning consent within a reasonable timescale.
" To negotiate commercially sensible S106 agreements with the direct involvement of the Land Team as appropriate in accordance with the Company's requirements and advise the division of the commercial implications.
" To be able to prepare and submit planning applications with accompanying scoping and screening opinions and the appropriate level of information to ensure the application is registered and processed by the Local Authority and compliant so that they are not capable of legal challenge.
" To advise divisions on appropriate planning conditions attached to planning permissions and commercial implications.
" To attend Planning Committee Meetings and speak/present on behalf of the company as necessary.
" To co-ordinate/organise and present at Public Consultation meetings outside of normal working hours as appropriate.
" To prepare, submit and process Appeals, including the ability to prepare proofs of evidence and represent the company at any Hearing/Inquiry as necessary.
" To manage Consultant teams.
" To be able to manage expenditure and prepare budget costs for planning application/appeals including the appointment of Consultant teams and ensuring expenditure is within the agreed budget.
Essential criteria for this position
" Previous experience as a Planning Officer " Background from with local authority or consultancy will be considered " Qualified or working towards RTPI or RICS (P&D) " Well organised and strong presentation skills " Attention to detail " Full driving licence
For further information contact Mark Harrison at Bromak Recruitment