Planning Policy Officer
Tewkesbury Borough is positioned as the main growth centre at the economic heart of Gloucestershire with an ambitious growth agenda.
Our adopted Joint Core Strategy (JCS), developed in partnership with Cheltenham Borough and Gloucester City councils, already aims to deliver 35,000 new homes and 192ha of employment land up to 2031 - over half of which will be delivered in Tewkesbury Borough.
The emerging JCS Review will build on this and establish our growth strategy further into the future. Significantly this will include delivery of the Tewkesbury Garden Town, a new settlement of over 10,000 homes and 120ha employment land.
The borough is a vibrant and successful area of north Gloucestershire and faces the challenge of maximising the benefits of significant growth while enhancing the quality of life in our market towns and villages, retaining our beautiful landscape and delivering on the Council's climate emergency commitments.
The Council is looking to recruit a Planning Policy Officer for a 2 year fixed term contract to help us in meeting this challenge and create a sustainable planning strategy for the area.
The role will require you to actively participate in the preparation and review of planning policy and its supporting evidence base, and contributing towards the shape and development of communities and places. The role will be responsible for leading on Neighbourhood Development Plans, but will also be required to support the emerging Tewkesbury Borough Plan and JCS Review.
You will be qualified planner with a good understanding and knowledge of plan making, including neighbourhood planning, and experience in community and stakeholder engagement. You will be committed and enthusiastic and willing to work as part of small, team to drive forward strategic planning projects in the Borough to deliver sustainable development.
For an informal discussion on the role please contact Matthew Barker, Planning Policy Manager, on or .
Closing date: Friday, 6 March 2020
Interview date: w/c Monday, 16 March 2020
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