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Job Reference: AS1059

In-House Planning Officer

  • Location: Wellingborough
  • Position: In-House Planning Officer
  • Area of Law: In house Legal
  • Type: Permanent, full-time
  • Team contact: Hollie Preston

Job Description

Wellingborough, with some home working
Competitive Salary + Benefits

Do you have a regulatory or Local Authority background? Do you have solid experience and knowledge in the planning process from buying through to development? Are you seeking to gain more varied experience? This role is with a long-established developer assisting and supporting their in-house planning lawyer to support the implementation of existing and sometimes historic planning permissions and to secure new consents. You will be project focused  and will have the opportunity to get out and about to conduct research.

Job Purpose:

  • To assist and support the company’s in-house planning lawyer in identifying and advising directors upon planning and allied regulatory constraints to development projects.

  • To assist in securing new planning permissions, the timely discharge of conditions imposed under new permissions, the effective response to consultee objections (including by procuring expert consultancy input where necessary), and the negotiation/creation of related planning obligations where required.

  • To assist and support the company’s in-house planning lawyer in making applications for certificates of lawful established or proposed use and to identify cases where such applications might be in the interest of the company to make.

  • To assist and support the company’s in-house lawyer in making statutory appeals against refusals of planning permission and certificates of lawful established or proposed use, and in identifying settling the grounds for such appeals.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • Knowledge and practical experience of development control procedures, regulation, and decision making both by Local Planning Authorities and the Planning Inspectorate (at appeal)

  • Degree/post graduate town planning and/or regulatory legal qualification; or equivalent substantial vocational experience gained in a Local Planning Authority development control or district council legal service

  • Experienced user of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Adobe Reader, and internet accessed search engines (both general and subscription or public body hosted)

  • Experienced communicator with development facing professionals, able to write or converse appropriately and, where necessary, able to comprehend technically specific language relevant to development control matters

Please note that this is not a training position and there will not be any supervision conducive to a training contract.

If you like the look of this role apply now.
Alternatively for more information and a confidential discussion please contact Hollie Preston at Errington Legal Recruitment.

To apply call us on 01223 803 813

Team Contact: Hollie Preston

Hollie has an understanding of both sides of the recruitment process, having experienced being both a hiring manager, and a candidate. She therefore appreciates the importance of correctly assessing the needs of the individual, as well as those of the business/ firm. There is no longevity or success in an incorrect match, but at the same time Hollie is also able to exercise judgement on when it i…


Errington Legal provided a personal, tailored and friendly service. They listened carefully to the kind of firm that I wanted to work for and the nature of work in which I hoped to be involved then made targeted suggestions based on this. They outlined a range of options to me but were careful not to waste my time or that of firms by putting me forward for interviews for roles which were not aligned with what I was looking for. They also spent time with me in the run up to the interview helping me to prepare. As a result, they found me a role at a firm where I am extremely happy and doing a job which I love, for which I will always be immensely grateful.
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