Principal Planning Officer (Development Management) - Torbay Council

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • Grade K SCP 36-39 £40,578 - £43,570

As a Principal Planning Officer in Development Management, working in our fast paced, innovative and supportive team, you will be working across Torquay, Paignton and Brixham responsible for determining a diverse range of planning applications, pre-applications and appeals. Applications will be varied but will be mainly majors.

Torbay attracts a wide variety of development proposals including residential, industrial, commercial and tourism related. Significant regeneration projects are being brought forward by the Council through the Torbay Development Agency with exciting regeneration proposals for our town centres. Torbay is also rich in heritage assets, includes sensitive designated ecological habitats and protected landscapes.

This 24 month post is to add strength and resource to the team at a time when significant regeneration related applications will be coming forward; due to the dynamic nature of Torbay it is likely there will be further opportunities for a successful candidate.

As a highly experienced Planning Officer, you should have relevant Town and Country Planning or equivalent qualifications and will be a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. You will have relevant experience of determining complex and major planning applications within a local government setting.

Torbay is a stunning coastal location in South Devon, close to Dartmoor National Park and in easy reach of Exeter city and the M5. This is a beautiful location in which to live and work and the Council has serious ambitions to build on the regeneration and investment already happening in the Bay.

This is a great opportunity to expand your experience working on some exciting applications within a dynamic and friendly team whilst enjoying a good work-life balance in a scenic and beautiful part of the UK.

Flexible homeworking is possible.

For an informal discussion, please contact Wendy Ormsby on 07780 227602.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationTorbay Council
  • Work LocationTorbayDevon
  • Work Postcode

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupHousing & Planning

  • Salary Details

    Grade K SCP 36-39 £40,578 - £43,570

  • Job TermFixed
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 hours per week

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required