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About Castle Point Borough Council

Castle Point Borough Council are recruiting for a Planning Services Manager to join their team in Benfleet, Essex. They are looking to recruit a confident, highly motivated and enthusiastic qualified Planner to manage the Development Management, Planning Enforcement and Building Control teams.

The Council lies in the centre of South Essex, an area recognised by successive Governments for its potential to grow and prosper. With excellent links to London and to the rest of Essex, a wealth of high quality environmental designations and an interesting and diverse range of planning challenges, the Council now has a unique opportunity to create new planning policy following the withdrawal of its recent plan. The Council wants to move forward with new policy approaches to strategic and local planning issues where possible in collaboration with its neighbouring planning authorities and other “duty to co-operate” bodies.

The Council is one of the largest employers in the Borough with nearly 600 staff of which half are employed directly and the remainder through contracted service providers. The Council provides for and commissions over 150 separate services. Some of them are a statutory duty to deliver while others are provided for the wellbeing and benefit of the community. The Council is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and they expect all their employees to share this commitment. The Council has transformed itself in recent years and is now regarded as an excellent example of good local government, where best practice is encouraged, exceptional value for money is achieved and services to residents are amongst the best in the country.

We are committed to working closely with our community to achieve our vision of ‘A community where everyone can prosper, be safe and live in a high quality environment'

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