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Planning Officer


£ 19,238 - £34,467 per annum (career grade)


Lymington and the New Forest

Contract Type:

Permanent, full-time

Closing Date:


Planning Officer

The start of the New Year is an ideal time to consider your next career move and what better way to do that than to work in one of the most iconic landscapes in the UK with fantastic scenery on your doorstep?

Designated as a National Park in 2005, the New Forest offers a truly outstanding environment in which to progress your planning career. With over 900 applications received each year, as one of our Planning Officers you can expect to deal with a wide range of planning applications and appeals, supported by our in-house specialists and a committed, high performing planning team. You will travel to application sites, assess the planning issues, make recommendations and on occasions attend the planning committee. There will also be opportunities to engage with the wider work of the National Park Authority.

Ideally, you will have a degree in a planning related subject and a recognised town planning qualification allowing membership to the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). We support continuing professional development through accredited training and payment of RTPI subscriptions.

If this sounds like something that would interest you then please do apply.

This post is based at our offices in Lymington, Hampshire and requires a valid driving licence. A relocation package may be considered in qualifying circumstances. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Natalie Walter, Principal Planning Officer on 01590 646614 or email

To apply, please complete and return the application form using the links to the right. CVs are not accepted.

Closing date:     2pm on 5 February 2019
Interviews:         15 February 2019

For any other queries please email or call 01590 646649.


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