Planning Enforcement Officer

South Coast of England
08 Oct 2020
08 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client based in the South Coast of England is recruiting for a Planning Enforcement Officer on an interim basis to undertake enforcement and compliance service covering all unauthorised developments relating to the Planning Acts and to ensure that development is carried out in accordance with approved plans and conditions.


Identify and investigate complaints regarding potentially complex breaches of planning control and taking the necessary action to rectify breaches by negotiation and correspondence.

Prepare delegated and committee reports and recommendations regarding breaches of planning control which require rectification by legal processes under planning law.

Provide the evidence to the Borough Solicitor regarding breaches of planning control by way of interviews, site inspections, photographs and measurements.

Act as the Council's witness at Planning Inquiries and at Court hearings concerning enforcement action, prosecutions, Certificates of Lawful Development and other proceedings as and when required to do so.

Provide advice and manage a caseload of high hedge enquiries and planning applications and related appeals.

Review planning permissions/consents to ensure that development proceeds in accordance with approved plans and conditions and for this purpose carrying out necessary site inspections.

Issue notices where personal service is necessary.

Knowledge and Experience

Evidence of development management experience, or planning enforcement experience.  

Experience in managing complex development proposals or enforcement cases

Appeals experience

Demonstrable evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills

Evidence of working within a busy team environment

Planning or planning enforcement qualification (or the ability to obtain)/Technical membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute

For further information do get in touch on 02081254321 or email

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