Senior Planner Brent Cross

Posted 6 April by Capita

Senior Planner - Brent Cross

About the role

Re is looking for a Senior Planner to join our Brent Cross planning team based in Barnet, London. This is an excellent opportunity to move into a public sector focused planning role, working with a range of stakeholders on one of the largest and most exciting regeneration developments in London! You will work alongside Principal Planners in the team to help process a wide range of planning applications associated with the comprehensive regeneration of Brent Cross Cricklewood on behalf of the Local Planning Authority. You will be able to demonstrate your experience of major planning applications, be able to handle a case load of a range of applications, negotiate with developers and engage with a range of stakeholders. You will be an enthusiastic, flexible, forward thinking planner with practical experience of development management and/or planning consultancy.

About Capita Re

Re, Regional Enterprise Limited, is a joint venture between the London Borough of Barnet and Capita. Re runs the Council's development and regulatory services including strategic planning, development management and regeneration services. Re will deliver growth in the Borough and develop a new and exciting consultancy business, which will supplement the core activities. Re aim to build better services, provide value for money, support the local economy and make Barnet an even better place to live and work.

What you will do:

  • Process reserved matter applications and pre-commencement approvals associated with the Brent Cross Shopping Centre expansion in accordance with the outline planning permission;
  • Process reserved matters applications for new housing, retail and office development as part of Brent Cross South development in accordance with the outline planning permission and wider planning policy framework;
  • Working closely with the Council's Regeneration Service to advice on the planning strategy for the new Thameslink Train Station, Waste Handling Facility and Rail Freight Facility, provide pre-application input and advice and determine the associated reserved matters and drop-in planning applications;
  • Discharging a range of pre-commencement conditions including co-ordination of specialist transport, environmental and legal input to ensure the development is able to commence to meet key programme milestones;
  • Provide support to Principal Planners and the Brent Cross Planning Managers on planning matters to assist service delivery in relation the project;
  • Working with Principal Planners to provide pre-application advice to development partners;
  • Carry out a broad range of administrative work to assist the processing of applications including coordinating the registration of new applications, review and appraise technical reports, plans and planning documents associated with planning submissions for the development;
  • Prepare accurate and timely officer delegated reports and committee reports for planning and other Council committees, and briefing papers to Councillors and members of the public;

Your experience will include:

  • Minimum 3 years previous experience in a Planning or related technical department in dealing with a range of planning applications and the processes involved as well as dealing with developers and engaging with a range of stakeholders;
  • Some expertise in at least one of the following areas of planning work and a broad appreciation of the other specialist areas:
    • Policy, development plans, local development documents and spatial planning;
    • Urban Design, architecture, heritage and conservation, Masterplanning;
    • Projects, strategic development, and regeneration, development frameworks, corporate initiatives;
    • Development Management;
  • Degree in planning or discipline related to post and/or experience in a related field;
  • Knowledge and understanding of planning legislation and procedures and issues relevant to the post and ability to make quality planning decisions;
  • Proven ability to read plans and maps to a good standard and interpret information spatially;

What's in it for you?

At Capita, training and development aren't optional extras: they're how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately. As well as a generous basic salary we also give you23 day's holiday, company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional but fun environment.

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