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Planning Technician

Salary details: £20661 - £22658

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Christchurch and East Dorset Councils
Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorset, East Dorset, Poole
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Salary details
£20661 - £22658
Job term
Full Time
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Ursula Green
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Closing Date
21 August 2017
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Planning Technician


Salary: £20,661 - £22,658


Plus Local Government Pension Scheme and mileage allowance


Hours: 37hrs per week

The Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership is looking for a Planning Technician to join its Development Management team.

You will be responsible for providing support to Senior Planning Officers and Planning Officers by undertaking site history checks and research. You will also be expected to support Senior Planning Officers in the assessment and determination of major planning applications. You will respond to correspondence and enquiries from Members of the public. This will include determining applications for Certificates of Lawfulness (proposed) which will involve an assessment of the application against national legislation. You will be expected  to monitor and check compliance with planning conditions and legal agreements.

You should be able to demonstrate a proven ability to make competent decisions and have a good understanding of the planning processes. The successful applicant will need to have experience in working in a Local Planning Authority function or related area. You should be able to demonstrate good organisational skills, be able to work within statutory timeframes and respond professionally to enquiries from members of the public.

The post will be based at the Civic Offices, Christchurch.  There will be a requirement to travel around the Partnership Area (Primarily Christchurch Borough Council) to undertake site visits. You may on occasion be required to work from the alternative base location in Wimborne.


For an informal confidential discussion about this role, please contact Kim Cowell 01202 795436 or Lynda King on 01202 795283

Applications must be returned by: 9:00am on 21.08.17

Interview Date: w/c 28.08.17


Please be aware that further communication will be via e-mail

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