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Principal Planning Officer

 £47,575 to £53,926 & car allowance.

A relocation package may also be available.

Fenland District Council is an award-winning progressive organisation, set in the heart of a scenic and unique rural landscape in north Cambridgeshire with affordable house prices, diverse market towns and villages with good transport links to London, Cambridge, Peterborough and the North Norfolk coast.

Our positive, can-do culture enables us to punch above our weight and empowers staff to go that extra mile in delivering important services for local people.

This is an ideal opportunity for career and professional development within a busy but friendly team dealing with a range of developments and challenges and would be ideal for individuals wishing to take the next step. You will have a small, interesting and varied caseload related to major development sites and other growth projects and will be responsible for one of our two development management teams.  Attendance at Planning Committee and representing the Council at appeal are key parts of the role, as well as supporting the Planning Enforcement team and Conservation Officer and Planning Policy function alongside your management colleagues.   

The Council operates a generous flexi-time scheme as well as offering several other benefits, including hybrid working, a car user allowance, free car parking, discounted access to leisure facilities and the payment of professional fees. If you want to develop your career with a positive and forward-thinking organisation, we would like to hear from you.

To apply, please complete an application form (please read the guidance notes) and send to the Human Resources team, preferably by email to or post to the HR Team, at Fenland District Council, Room 48, Fenland Hall, County Road, March, PE15 8NQ.

Application forms are available to download above, right.

Alternatively, please either phone our Customer Services team on 01354 654321 or email

For an informal chat about the role please contact Development Manager David Rowen on 01354 622587, Principal Development Management Officer Sheila Black on 07752 700195 or Head of Planning Nick Harding on 07593 101090.


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