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Development control jobs involve working within the built environment to maintain, improve and regenerate the area you are working in by implementing planning policies. You will be working with both clients and the local community on issues which could include residential, commercial, industrial and open space areas. Work as a development control officer is interesting and varied. Many jobs are on a contract or short term basis but there are also permanent and part time jobs available for graduate to senior development control positions. A full job description, qualifications and salary is detailed below:
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Development Control job description: typical responsibilities
- Be able to process planning applications
- Deal with issues involved with the UK planning system for residential, commercial, industrial, green belt and open space planning issues
- Be able to successfully respond to customer requirements
- Many development control jobs involve liaising with the local council and attending local council planning meetings
- Assist in developing structures, systems and policies necessary to support effective service delivery
Advising enforcement staff on breaches of planning control
- Duties will include validating, processing, assessing and making sure that everything is within the UK planning guidelines
- Senior development control jobs will also need you to demonstrate managerial skills, demonstrate full knowledge of the whole planning system from receipt to site inspection and reporting and advise on all planning matters.
What qualifications do I need to work in Development Control?
For most development control officer jobs a degree in Town Planning or a related planning diploma will be required. For more senior development control jobs you will need to have experience in DC and have a very good understanding of the UK planning system. Relevant work experience as a planning officer will also help in your application especially if you are a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). A full clean driving license is often an essential requirement.
- Assistant / graduate development control officer jobs can earn between: £14,000 to £20,000 per annum as a starting salary, although this will vary depending on where you are working.
- More experienced and senior development control jobs can earn between: £30,000 to £60,000 per annum depending on the project.
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