Planning Enforcement Officer

Job Details

Barnsley Council are looking for an Planning Enforcement Officer To ensure compliance with the legislation and statutory obligations of the Council dealing effectively with breaches and alleged breaches of planning control achieving outcomes which protect the built and natural environment of the Borough.


• Ensure the statutory obligations of the Council in dealing with breaches of planning control as laid
down in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and other relevant legislation are acted upon.
• Assess, monitor, prioritise and review breaches of planning control cases to ensure that the most
effective interventions are employed to implement solutions and proficiently resolve cases in response
to requests for service in accordance with approved escalation policies
• Ensure the planning enforcement register is maintained, up-to-date and available electronically to the
public in accordance with statutory requirements and relevant legislation.
• Provide professional advice, guidance and support in accordance with approved Council policies and
statutory responsibilities pertaining to breaches of planning control to both internal and external
• Keep abreast of new legislation, statutory guidance, Codes of Practice, case law, technical information
and national/local developments which impacts on the work of the team
• Assist in the continuous review, performance management and evaluation of service provision to
ensure it is fit for purpose, drives continuous improvement and is effectively using available resources

Extensive Planning Enforcement Experience including preparing and serving notices and
appearing at court
• Extensive experience in the application of relevant legislation, policies and guidance
relative to projects and work areas identified.
• Significant experience of undertaking complex planning control breach case
• Experience of contributing to policy/procedure formulation. A/I D
• Experience of preparing planning control breaches cases for prosecution.


Payrate: £18.60 umbrella