Town planning officer
- 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.
Typical Education Level
Honours, Bachelor's degree
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 9% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for town planning officer is £34,652
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 780. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for town planning officer roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £34,652 per year. That is about £2,888 per month or £17.77 per hour. New workers generally start on £20,093, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £50,066
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 780 people are employed in the region.