Job Vacancy Details

Principal Planning Officer
Epping Forest District Council

Salary: £43,600 – £46,301
Contract type: Full Time
Location: Epping
Post number: 2000BBS
Closing date: 28 February 2020
Hours: Full Time

Epping Forest District combines modern, connected living on the fringes of London with ancient history, heritage and bustling market towns. Epping itself is located in the heart of the district. Surrounded by rolling fields and forest, it is sometimes hard to believe it is situated only 12 miles from Central London.

Beyond Epping itself, there are many more places to live and visit. Waltham Abbey is a historic town and the final resting place of King Harold. In Greensted, you’ll find the oldest wooden church in the world, dating back to the 11th Century. For a faster pace, Loughton and Buckhurst Hill have a diverse retail and night time economy, while the West End of London is only 35 minutes away by Tube. For an even faster pace still, there’s the Lee Valley White Water Centre or our historic council-owned North Weald Airfield.

Epping Forest is a great attraction to the local area. This special area of conservation stretches from London up into the heart of the District – made up of more than 50 distinct areas of woodland, grassland and other habitats which, together, span 2,400 hectares.

Located on the edge of London, Epping Forest District has always been an attractive destination – and many of its finest homes today were originally built in the Victorian and Edwardian periods. At the same time, the area has grown incrementally and there are also many modern houses, making it an ideal location for families. There are a number of good schools in the area and house prices are lower than in London.

It is an exciting time to join our planning team, as we take our new Local Plan through independent examination towards adoption and implementation of our policies. The Local Plan sets out ambitious growth for the District, a new Garden Town, and the delivery of 11,400 new homes and 10,800 new jobs by 2033.

We are looking for enthusiastic, ambitious and committed applicants with varying levels of knowledge, skills and experience to work with us to embrace the key challenges and opportunities to deliver the planned growth within our District. You will have the opportunity to work in a supportive, positive and flexible working environment, enabling you to be involved in a range of projects whilst maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

You will facilitate the negotiation and delivery of the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Communities and the Strategic Masterplans and Concept Frameworks for other sites proposed for allocation in the Epping Forest District Council’s Local Plan Submission Version 2017.

Further information / to apply

For an informal discussion about role contact Lydia Grainger on 01992 564000.

Please refer to the job description for more detail on the role and visit http://www.efdclocalplan.org/ for more information on Epping Forest District’s Local Plan. To apply, please use the online application portal on our website and follow the instructions to ensure you provide a suitable supporting statement outlining how your education, experience, knowledge and skills and other attributes match the requirements of the role.

Post reference

2000BBS

Closing date

28 February 2020


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