Stafford Borough & Cannock Chase District Councils

Development Control Manager

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Cannock, Staffordshire
Grade J: £38,553 - £42,614 per annum (pay award pending)
22 Jul 2022
14 Aug 2022
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Development Control Manager


Grade J: £38,553 - £42,614 per annum (pay award pending)


Post No: DP400


Permanent – 37 Hours per week


Location: Cannock



Benefits to you:  

  • Essential Car User Allowance
  • Flexitime Scheme
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Payment of one professional fee per annum
  • Discounted Leisure Centre Membership
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ continuous service
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Free Parking  


Cannock Chase District lies at the northern edge of the West Midlands conurbation and possesses a unique blend of urban and rural landscapes including a large part of the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  

These are exciting times to be working at Cannock Chase as the area hosts the Commonwealth Games mountain bike events in the area and sets itself up to deliver regeneration and growth through the recently announced £20 million Levelling Up funding allocation. This follows on from the recent opening of the first phase McArthur Glen Designer Outlet at Mill Green as well as progressing the redevelopment of the former Rugeley Power Station site alongside Lichfield District.


The district has experienced significant employment, housing and retail growth in recent years that looks to continue through the Local Plan Review. These plans will need to be balanced against the need to manage development pressure and also protect and retain the districts many natural and built assets. To facilitate this process, we are seeking a highly experienced Development Control Manager who will lead the Development Control team.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience of dealing with planning applications, appeals and enforcement work, excellent negotiation skills and a flexible approach to work. You should be experienced in dealing with development control and enforcement matters and able to articulate information clearly, both written and verbal, to Members, professionals and non-professionals in a variety of settings.  

Through your detailed knowledge of legislation and guidance relating to the development control process you will manage your caseload to deliver an effective development control service.

In addition, you should be IT literate in the use of Microsoft Office packages such as Word and Excel and you must be a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

For an informal chat about this position, please contact Sushil Birdi, Planning Services Manager on 01543 464326.

To apply for this vacancy online please go to


Alternatively, please telephone 01543 462621 or write to HR Services, Cannock Chase Council, Civic Centre, Beecroft Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 1BG or e-mail quoting post number DP400.


The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Sunday 14th August 2022.




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