Planning Enforcement Officer

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Growth & Regeneration
Economy & Skills
37 Hours
All Kirklees Location
£20,092 to £30,451

We have an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to progress their planning career and to join our enthusiastic and friendly Planning Compliance Team.  We are looking for a Planner or experienced investigative officer to assist in our goal to develop this area and deliver a first rate service. The main purpose of the job is providing a high quality, customer-focused planning service by investigating alleged breaches of planning control and pursuing the most appropriate and effective action to remedy these. For further information or to ask questions about the role please contact Lee Stoney, Development Management Compliance Team Leader, at


As a Planning Enforcement Officer, your main duties will include:

  • Carrying out site visits and dealing with breaches of planning control in order to maintain and improve the built and natural environment of the district.


  • Lead on appropriate enforcement cases, collating evidence, checking records, preparing statements and reports so as to provide an efficient and effective enforcement service.


  • Attend and give evidence at Court, Public Inquiries and Informal Hearings as required so as to ensure that effective enforcement activities are pursued within the district.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Either a planning related degree (or equivalent) and experience or knowledge of enforcement and the planning system.
  • Previous experience in administering planning controls and regulations.

31 January 2021, 11:55 PM

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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