Development Control Officer

Salary: £24,982-£34,728

This is a Permanent Full Time position

We are currently looking to recruit two Development Control Officers to join our busy Development Control Team.

Reporting to the Development Control Manager you will:

•Undertake the efficient and effective co-ordination of development proposals in the form of planning applications and preliminary enquiries.

•Ensure that the processing of development proposals, including site visits are undertaken in an efficient, effective and lawful manner.

•Ensure that all development within the Borough complies with current planning legislation and conditions and that development within the Borough is in line with agreed policy.

•Check the technical adequacy of planning applications and the accompanying fees and assess the need for planning permission before applications are registered and acknowledged.

•Attend Planning Committee and carry out work relating to planning appeals :-

•Liaise with developers and other applicants in pursuit of quality development applications in line with agreed policy.

The ideal candidate will need to be a strong communicator with the ability to work under pressure and with the ability to work with minimal supervision.

You will have a good understanding of the planning framework, and sound knowledge of planning matters including procedures, good practice and legislation.

This is a career graded post with the opportunity to progress and develop your career. Please refer to the career graded document on OWBC career page for further information.

Our council is one that has a sound financial footing, and it is looking secure this footing further, whilst simultaneously improving our services– something that underpins our 5-year Corporate Plan running to 2024. We have ambitious plans to improve our already green borough, encourage businesses, both new and established to work in our borough, and improve the lives of our communities.

Oadby and Wigston is a great place to live, work and visit and our council is a great organisation to work for, with a great culture. We empower our employees to be creative in how we deliver our services, and this delivers fantastic outcomes for residents, businesses, partners and visitors alike.

To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV with cover letter to As part of our application process we also require you to complete our equalities monitoring questionnaire.

Please note that this information is for monitoring purposes only and will not form part of your application. All information is treated in the strictest of confidence.

Please note we have the right to close this role early or extend for longer dependant on business requirements.

Closing date: Thursday, 30 September 2021

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