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Town Planning Officers

Town planning officers direct or undertake the planning of the layout and the co-ordination of plans for the development of urban and rural areas.

More about this Career

Average Salary


New workers start around £17310. Normal pay is £30831 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £51334.



Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Liaises with national and local government and other bodies to advise on urban and regional planning issues.
  • Examines and evaluates development proposals submitted and recommends acceptance, modification or rejection.
  • Drafts and presents graphic and narrative plans affecting the use of public and private land, housing and transport facilities.
  • Consults statutory bodies and other interested parties to ensure that local interests are catered for and to evaluate competing development proposals.
  • Analyses information to establish the nature, extent, growth rate and likely development requirements of the area.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Writing


  • Speaking


  • Reading Comprehension


  • Active Listening


  • Critical Thinking


  • Monitoring


  • Active Learning


  • Mathematics


  • Learning Strategies


  • Science


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