Planning Officer

Planning Officer needed in Stoke on Trent, £40ph PAYE – Reference: 5246734

  • To provide sound advice about planning law, policy and guidance, following standard procedures, best practice and objectives.
  • To critically appraise and recommend decisions on formal applications and enforcement complaints under planning and associated legislation (including those relating to listed buildings, conservation areas, tree preservation orders, advertisements, hazardous substances etc), together with any plans or supporting documentation supplied, to ensure compliance with appropriate legislation and approved policies.
  • To help businesses in Stoke-on-Trent to develop and grow by giving practical advice about planning and other services and putting businesses in touch with others who can help.
  • To provide sound professional planning input to the design and delivery of sustainable site and area based regeneration priorities, all in accordance with the corporate business plan and development programmes.
  • To carry out any monitoring, research or investigation needed to support planning decisions.
  • To validate planning applications.
  • To write and present reports to committees and other meetings as required.
  • To identify opportunities for the Client to invest in regeneration projects.
  • To support the duty system.
  • To write published planning advice and information.
  • To support the monitoring of planning conditions, planning obligations and development in progress.


This is a Full time role on a temporary contract basis  


If you are interested in the role please apply on our website with your CV, alternatively you can email your CV to quoting the reference number.


Essential Employment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Essential Employment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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