Planning Enforcement Officer

The Midlands
02 Mar 2018
02 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client in the Midlands is recruiting for a Planning Enforcement Officer to investigate complaints regarding breaches of planning legislation, obtaining evidence and preparing advice as to resolving the problem.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To carry out site visits and carry out research to investigate alleged breaches of planning control.
  1. To try and resolve any breaches by negotiation and discussion with ‘developer’ complainant and others with a third party interest.
  1. When necessary, to gather evidence and offer a written recommendation as to the need or otherwise to take formal action.
  1. Monitoring and enforcing compliance with planning conditions.
  1. As appropriate to deal with planning applications arising from enforcement matters.
  1. As required, to give evidence in court on behalf of the Council.
  1. As appropriate to deal with appeals arising from enforcement matters.
  1. Preparation of statistics in relation to enforcement matters.
  1. Section 215 (untidy site) notices.
  1. To meet applicants, complainants, and members of the public and other bodies in relation to current or potential development proposals and enforcement matters.
  1. To assist with the monitoring, implementation and review of development plan policies.
  1. To answer day to day enquiries from the general public and any other interested parties on any matter relating to planning control.
  1. Such other minor and/or non-recurring duties appropriate to the post as may be directed.

If you have the right skills, experience and qualifications for these roles and feel you match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the role, please contact us on 020 8732 5450 or email

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