Planning Assistant

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Wellington Civic Offices , Tan Bank Wellington TF1 1LX
£24,982 - £27,041
15 Jul 2021
06 Aug 2021
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Telford & Wrekin Council


Planning Assistant

Fixed Term 2 years

£24,982 - £27,041 per annum Scale PO6

37 hrs per week

Are you looking for a challenge, and a diverse range of work?

Do you want to work in an innovative, positive team that shapes and develops the places we live and work in?

If so apT want to hear from you.

Working in our highly innovative and motivated Planning team, our Planning assistant will be the first point of contact for the Planning service to give advice either face to face, in written form or over the phone on a wide range of planning matters offered by apT.

apT Development Consultancy is part of Telford & Wrekin Council. We deliver planning services from a team which includes Highways Development Control, Ecology, Conservation, Healthy Spaces and Building Control.

We deliver holistic and innovative solutions to all our customers. We are also visionaries in our field. apT are the Midlands’ first public sector commercial planning, development and environmental consultancy who support developments through the regulation process, from the promotion of land to achieving consents, through to their safe completion on behalf of clients across the region including Shropshire, Cheshire and the wider Midlands.

You will be based in Telford - a destination of vibrant places and experiences where people love to live, work and play. Sitting in the heart of Shropshire, Telford is the gateway between the Midlands and Wales. Rich in heritage and natural beauty, the borough has a vibrant town centre that’s currently expanding and a 450 acre town park with numerous leisure facilities.

This New Town celebrated its 50th birthday in 2018, and continues to grow from the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and one of the UK’s first World Heritage Sites to now delivering more than 76 hectares of employment and circa 17,000 new homes up until 2031, as part of the newly adopted Telford & Wrekin Local Plan.

Being part of apT ensures you will be play a part in the development and creation of creative and positive places for those who live and work in Telford, building a safe and sustainable environment for future generations to enjoy.

To provide day to day advice on all aspects of Development Management work including planning applications, conservation and enforcement.

To interrogate, analyse and balance data from different sources to give pre application advice on the likelihood of planning permission being granted.

To advise members of the public on the need for planning permission.

To be responsible for the delivery of service priorities, aims and objectives assigned to the post by appropriate means.

To process a caseload of householder and other planning applications within set timescales, carrying out necessary site visits and negotiation of changes and legal agreements to schemes on behalf of other Council officers and external agencies.

The post holder will have -

A minimum of NVQ L3 planning qualification recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute, or working towards an equivalent level.

Have excellent written and numeracy skills.

Experience of preparing reports.

Be able to interpret sometimes complex legislation and explain this in an understandable format to customers.

For any additional information please contact Andrew Gittens on 01952 384555. or email

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