Senior Strategic Planner

  • Blackburn with Darwen Council
  • Closing Date:
Company: Blackburn with Darwen Council
Salary: £32,910 - £36,922
Location: Blackburn with Darwen
Telephone: 01254 507966
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Department: Growth
Terms: 37 hours per week.
Grade H – SCP 29-33 £32,910 – £36,922

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council is currently in the process of delivering an ambitious growth programme with exciting new developments and regeneration taking place across the Borough. A new Local Plan is in preparation that will support the next stage of the Borough’s growth and evolution to 2037.

An opportunity is available to join the Council’s Strategic Planning and Transport Team as a Senior Strategic Planner. The post holder will play a key role in the preparation, submission and adoption of planning policy as well as other supplementary planning documents, masterplans and design codes.

The Strategic Planning and Transport Team sits within the Growth and Development Service, part of the Council’s Place Directorate. It brings together officers with expertise in strategic planning, strategic transport and environmental policy and projects.

This is an exciting opportunity to work, and make your mark, in a diverse, dynamic and experienced team.

Applicants must be a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and be able to demonstrate at least 2 years of work experience in a relevant work environment. A good understanding of legislation relevant to plan making and planning policy matters is required. Further details about the role and person specification are set out in the Key Requirements document.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Darren Tweed, Strategic Planning and Transport Manager, on 01254 507966 or email

To apply please submit your CV which must evidence the requirements of the role profile along with a supporting statement outlining how you are suitable for the role and meet the key requirements.

Please note that the listing may be closed before the closing date should sufficient applicants have been received.


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