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Planning Technician

Planning Technician

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    South West London, London

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    £20 - £22 per hour

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    Ross Henderson

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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Planning Technician

London Borough of Merton


To undertake work in connection with town planning related matters, dependent upon specific areas of work. Planners will be located within one of two Sections: Development Control, including planning enforcement and trees, or Plans and Projects - to ensure and maintain the efficiency of the service.

To respond in writing, by telephone or in person to enquiries from members of the public, developers and other organisations on town planning matters and advise appropriately.

To ensure that third parties are appropriately consulted during all relevant stages of the development control process.

To prepare reports on certificates of lawfulness, planning applications and applications for advertisement consent to be considered by delegated authority.

To negotiate with planning applicants/agents as appropriate (in person, in writing or by telephone) to ensure that planning applications and advertisement applications dealt with by the post holder are determined in accordance with the development plan.

To investigate alleged breaches of planning control and to report direct to the Principal Planning Officer (Enforcement) on any action (if any) to be taken.

To prepare reports on planning and associated applications to be considered by the Planning Applications and Licensing Committee.

To prepare written representation appeal statements in accordance with the Town and Country Planning Appeal (Written Representation) Regulations, reporting directly to the supervising officer.