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Planning Ecologist

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Wales (Central) - UK
Town/City Llandrindod Wells
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 18/04/2024
Company Name Powys County Council
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About the role:  To provide specialist advice on ecology and biodiversity matters relevant to the planning service.

About you:  Have significant experience of biodiversity matters relevant to planning

  • Have experience of delivering excellent customer care
  • Have a sound understanding of planning legislation and procedures
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Be passionate about working for a vibrant rural local planning authority

What you will do:

  • To provide professional advice on biodiversity assisting in the fulfilment of Powys County Council’s legal obligations relating to biodiversity.
  • To provide professional advice / training on biodiversity matters to Planning Officers, Planning Agents /Applicants, Councillors and the Planning, Taxi Licensing and Rights of Way Committee.
  • To undertake when appropriate, EIA screening and give EIA scoping opinions formally on behalf of the authority.
  • To undertake biodiversity assessments relevant to the planning process, including HRA assessments.
  • To remain up to date with all relevant legislation, appropriate guidance, national standards, policies and other good practice.
  • To take the lead in maintaining close working links with Natural Resources Wales and other biodiversity organisations.
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