Principal Planner – Planning Obligations

  • Salford City Council
  • £30,000 – £40,000
  • Closing Date:
Company: Salford City Council
Salary: £38,813 - £41,675
Location: Swinton
Contact Name: Will Horsfall
Telephone: 0161 793 3655
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Working hours: 36 hours per week
Grade: 4C £38,813 – £41,675
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 2 April 2019
Interview date: 17 April 2019

Salford offers an exceptionally strong set of growth propositions that will allow it to develop as a place to live, to work and to visit for a diverse urban, suburban and rural culture. It has unique combinations of city living and space to breathe with the potential to develop and adapt to future working and living trends.

The last decade has seen private sector investment amounting to billions of pounds which has secured new commercial developments, housing, infrastructure, public realm, cultural, health and educational facilities.

The business base has diversified and grown with new jobs in digital, media, creative, professional services and new distribution and logistics businesses and population numbers are once again on the rise.

This is Salford’s time! Salford now has the fastest growing economy in Greater Manchester with GVA up 22% contributing £5bn to the regional economy – a figure set to double in the next decade with further transformational opportunities at strategic growth locations including The Quays and MediaCityUK, and City Centre Salford.

The City Council is committed to ensuring that local residents and businesses get the maximum benefits from these unprecedented levels of new development. We have brought in over £10m in section 106 and planning obligations over the last three years which has funded a range of infrastructure and community projects across the city.

Based within the Planning and Housing Service, this post is responsible for ensuring that this level of investment is maintained. The successful candidate will manage the whole section 106 and planning obligations process. The includes compiling and updating a list of possible projects in consultation with ward Councillors and other stakeholders, liaising with legal teams and development management colleagues about the drafting of agreements, the collection of monies from developers and overseeing its timely expenditure.

Candidates must be able to work on their own initiative and have the confidence and skills to engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders as well as reporting to senior officers, Councillors and the City Mayor.

For an informal discussion about the role you can phone Will Horsfall, Group Leader Environment and Climate Change on 0161 793 3655.

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