Service Care Solutions Ltd

Planning Development Manager

A Local Authority based in East London is currently recruiting for a Planning Development Manager to join their regeneration team as soon as possible.

This is a full time, temporary position and the ideal candidate will have 2/3 years in Local Planning and development management.

The purpose of the role is to be responsible for proactively evaluating planning proposals and providing professional planning advice.

To liaise and negotiate effectively with applicants and agents, consultees, elected members, Government departments, residents, land owners and statutory and non-statutory bodies.

The main responsibilities of the role:

  • To contribute to the implementation of a high-quality planning service which delivers a successful legacy by facilitating the physical, social, economic and environmental regeneration in the area.

  • To proactively evaluate applicant's proposals at the pre-application stage, advising on planning processes, planning policy compliance and the appropriate content of planning applications and other planning submissions.

  • To independently manage, assess, evaluate and process planning applications, appeals and enforcement cases, ensuring that these are dealt with in accordance with agreed performance targets including the preparation of high quality reports either for delegated determination or for consideration by the Planning Decisions Committee.

  • To monitor planning permissions and s.106 agreements

  • To prepare, review and monitor Development Management procedures and processes as directed by the Head of Development Management.

  • To prepare briefs for, instruct and manage specialist consultants to support the Development Management function.

  • To prepare evidence and submit statements of case for planning appeals.

    As appropriate appear at hearings and public inquiries, representing the Local Planning Authority.

  • To undertake site visits, including the investigation of alleged breaches of planning control


  • Significant experience of managing planning applications

  • Experience working within the town planning profession, with a demonstrable track record of working in development management, including the assessment of planning applications and preparation of reports to senior officers and Planning Decisions Committee

  • Demonstrable practical experience of all main aspects of the statutory planning processes

  • Ability to manage a varied caseload of planning applications, appeals and enforcement work

  • Commitment to delivering regeneration in East London

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering between £25 - £26 p/hour Umbrella Ltd (approx.

£621 - £643 p/week NET after deductions) dependant on experience and qualifications.

So if this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to or call James at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967

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