020 8125 4321

(BF7330) Planning Enforcement Officer

Buckingham Futures
February 10, 2020
South London, United Kingdom
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My client in South London is recruiting for a Planning Enforcement Officer to investigate complaints regarding breaches of planning legislation, obtaining evidence and preparing advice as to resolving planning related problems.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To carry out site visits and carry out research to investigate alleged breaches of planning control.
  • To try and resolve any breaches by negotiation and discussion with ‘developer’ complainant and others with a third party interest.
  • When necessary, to gather evidence and offer a written recommendation as to the need or otherwise to take formal action.
  • Monitoring and enforcing compliance with planning conditions.
  • As appropriate to deal with planning applications arising from enforcement matters
  • As required, to give evidence in court on behalf of the Council
  • As appropriate to deal with appeals arising from enforcement matters
  • Preparation of statistics in relation to enforcement matters.
  • Section 215 (untidy site) notices.
  • To meet applicants, complainants, and members of the public and other bodies in relation to current or potential development proposals and enforcement matters.
  • To assist with the monitoring, implementation and review of development plan policies.
  • To answer day to day enquiries from the general public and any other interested parties on any matter relating to planning control.
  • Such other minor and/or non-recurring duties appropriate to the post as may be directed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Education to degree level in a relevant specialist area or equivalent demonstrable knowledge allowing the role holder to be eligible to work towards Post Graduate (or equivalent) qualification in a relevant area and eligibility for Technical of Full membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle for business use
  • Previous experience of Development Management and/or Planning Enforcement
  • Knowledge of rules and procedures relevant to investigations, enforcement action other related areas


For further information call us on 02087325450 or email ricky@buckinghamfutures.com

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