North Norfolk District offers an environment of exceptional quality and opportunity. We are an ambitious, dynamic and innovative local authority, key to our success is our commitment to team working and on-going development of our high performing, engaged workforce, who share in the delivery of the organisation’s values and corporate objectives. The Council has recently consulted on its emerging single Local Plan covering strategic policies and site allocations (Regulation 18) and is now progressing toward Regulation 19 and the finalisation and examination of the Draft Plan.

The post holder will be required to assist in the formation, presentation and adoption of planning policy and strategy and take the lead in a number of policy areas including but not limited to the site allocations/appraisal process, housing policies including adult care, affordable housing, five year housing land supply and other specified policy areas in relation to the production of the statutory Development Plan for the District. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced planning policy professional committed to delivering a high quality, customer focused service in a forward thinking planning department to play a lead role in the process and wider policy team as we prepare the draft Plan for public consultation and subsequent examination.

The ideal candidate will already have sound experience of Local Plan processes and or development management and good knowledge of the recent legislation. The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to take on a considerable variety of work including housing related work, master planning and partnership/project work through the wider Norfolk Strategic Framework and will be expected to present at working parties, and act as an expert witness for the Council at the Local Plan examination. The ability to prioritise workloads, develop and maintain good working arrangements, and, engage and interact with a wide range of colleagues, Members, external partnerships are essential attributes.

North Norfolk District Council is committed to equality and diversity in employment and encourages applications from all sections of the community. We offer employees a friendly working environment, flexible working hours, a career average pension scheme and take pride in achieving Investors in People Silver standard.

Please note that we do not accept CVs unless accompanied by a fully completed application form. Please send all completed application forms to

For an informal discussion please contact: Iain Withington, Planning Policy Team Leader, on 01263 516034.

This is a rolling advert, with interviews by video call TBC.



Last updated: 11th August 2020