Planning and Building Services

Are you passionate about planning? Would you like to be part of a busy department that helps to enhance and protect Test Valley’s natural and built environment? If the answer is yes, then a career in Planning and Building could be for you.

Test Valley is largely rural in nature, with a large Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Park, 36 conservation areas, almost 2,500 listed buildings and 96 protected ancient monuments. In addition, we have a significant amount of development taking place with Major Development Areas on the edge of Romsey and Andover. All this makes Test Valley an exciting and challenging environment for our Planning and Building team. The Service offers a wide range of fantastic career opportunities, whether you’re new to the world of planning or an experienced professional. If you are organised and empathetic, enjoy working with a variety of people and have a positive outlook, you could be the next member of our team.

This exciting career path could include taking a lead on everything from planning applications for small property extensions, to large scale housing developments. Or perhaps you would like to pursue a career in building control or planning enforcement, to ensure that structures are up to scratch and have the relevant permissions. You would also have the opportunity to work with services and colleagues across the Council to make sure plans are taken through the relevant statutory processes, so you’ll get to meet lots of great new people along the way.

All our posts offer a challenging but rewarding opportunity. So if you want the chance to excel in local government, then keep an eye out for upcoming vacancies in Planning and Building.