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Planning Assistant

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Posted: 13/01/2016
Reference: 736128
Job Type: Contract
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England (map)
Salary: £16 - £19
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This organisation are looking to a planning assistant  This is a 12-week assignment to start as soon as possible.You must have Planning Degree or post graduate diploma.

You will contribute to the delivery of an efficient and effective development management service through the handling of planning applications, appeals, enquiries and other development management matters.


1. To assist in the registration and validation of applications for planning permission and other consents, in accordance with the operational plan and other agreed performance standards.
2. To process planning applications, appeals and other development control matters in accordance with the operational plan and other agreed performance standards. To keep customers and service users appraised of progress with matters of interest to them. 
3. To assess and prepare reports on delegated and committee applications for planning permission and other consents, in relation to simpler types of planning applications.
4. To process appeals against the refusal of planning permission and other consents. To assist Senior Officers in presenting the council’s case at informal hearing appeals. 
5. To deal with development management enquiries from applicants, agents, members, the general public and others in accordance with the operational plan and other agreed performance standards.
6. To contribute to service/departmental project work, including the preparation of the Local Plan, supplementary planning documents and planning guidance.
7. To contribute to continuous improvement of service provision within the City Development Management section.
8. With the support of the Principal Planner(s), to attend consultative forums and meetings and make presentations to committee and other meetings with the public and other bodies as appropriate. 
9. To be responsible for maintaining competence in professional and personal development matters and for passing on the benefit of that knowledge to others.
10. To carry out from time to time any other duties commensurate with the grading of the post, as required by the Principal Planner(s).

You should ideally match the following criterria:
* Completed a recognised planning course leading to membership of RTPI.
* Experience of working in a planning office (private practice or local authority)
* Experience of dealing with enquiries from members of the public and others
* Experience of dealing with planning applications
* Experience of dealing with planning appeals

To apply please forward your CV ASAP
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