Principal Planning Policy Officer

Principal Planning Policy Officer

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Building & Infrastructure

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £30 - £36 per hour, Benefits: NEGOTIABLE

  • Contact:

    Ollie Melton

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8977

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    3-6 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


Principal Planning Policy Officer – Berkshire – £30-36 per hour (negotiable)

A fantastic opportunity has arisen in Berkshire for a Principal Planning Policy Officer to take a lead role in their team, in a pivotal role producing planning policy documents, refreshing the Local Plan evidence base, and engaging with major strategic developments.

You will be working in a small, but well established team looking to deliver a Local Plan that supports regeneration in the Town Centre, meets the high housing and employment need and integrating the Council’s ambitions. They are easily accessible from London and you'll also have the chance to work remotely.

The Principal Planning Policy Officer role will see you working with the Policy Lead to produce planning policy documents and the supporting evidence base for the emerging local plan, whilst remaining aware of the service planning process to deliver the Council’s strategic and service objectives, and the Council’s vision, values and strategic priorities.

  • Responsible for utilising area (s) of professional expertise, using topic based evidence and existing reports to consolidate, contribute and produce Planning policy documents such as the Preferred Spatial Strategy for the emerging Local Plan, Town Centre Strategy, Employment Land Topic Paper and Site development briefs.
  • To apply professional knowledge and expertise to support other related work as required – e.g. meeting OAHN in the sub-region (a sub-regional housing study, DtC discussions and Local Plan Examinations) and expansion at Heathrow. 
  • Liaison with Members and Corporate teams to ensure compatibility e.g. with/to support delivery Five Year Plan outcomes and Town Centre regeneration.
  • Liaison with Development Management on major development proposals if required.
  • Supporting the coordination of public consultation exercises and discussions under the Duty to Cooperate.
  • Inputting into related working including the Brownfield Land and Self-Build registers, Sustainability Appraisal and Habitat Regulations 
As Principal Planning Policy Officer you will:
  • Have experience as a senior, principal or lead in producing Local Plans.
  • Be available for an initial 3-6 months with potential for extension beyond this period.
The client is offering a pay rate around £30-36 per hour for this role, which will be inside IR35; however they are open to negotiation on this dependant on experience and interview.

To speak about this position or similar opportunities in this field, please contact Ollie Melton on 0151 666 8977 or email your CV today.

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