Role: Principle Transport Planner
Salary: £30- £35 p/hr
To represent the Council, as Planning Authority, in the investigation of traffic and transport impacts of new developments within Lambeth; ensuring that new development complies with local, regional and national planning and transport policies; that there is no adverse safety or traffic impact resulting from new development; and that the Council’s regeneration aims are supported, including the provision of advice on transport matters in all projects promoted by the council and its partners.
1. To lead and manage a team providing professional transport planning advice and support to internal and external stakeholders, specifically to the Development Management service.
2. To ensure that all new development proposals contribute to the Council’s regeneration aims and comply with planning and transport policy.
3. To provide advice to Planning, other Council teams, Members, local residents and stakeholders, and developers regarding the transport impacts of new development proposals including those promoted by the council and its partners including the GLA and TfL.
4. To negotiate and secure significant Section 106 contributions from developers towards transport and public realm improvements. To provide guidance to project managers in relation to delivering development related projects.
5. To manage, on behalf of the Transport Manager, the transport input into major regeneration projects promoted by the Council and/or its partners, providing support and advice to other Council teams and their consultants, to ensure compliance with the Council's planning and transport policies and to help ensure smooth delivery of the Council’s regeneration programme.
6. To work closely with Lambeth Highways to ensure all development proposals are compliant with the Highway Authority standards and policies.
7. To attend Planning Applications Committees, other committees, and public meetings as may be required to explain the Council’s position on the transport impact of development proposals.
8. To act as the Council’s expert witness on transport matters at Public Inquiries, and to prepare evidence on transport issues for all planning appeals.
9. To promote and manage a change from a car dependent culture to more sustainable modes such as walking, cycling, and public transport by ensuring that new developments provide fully for these modes and assist in the delivery of travel plans, car clubs, cycle parking, and other physical measures.
10. To provide advice on transport issues to colleagues in relation to the production of policies, ensuring that all council policies contribute towards ensuring that sustainable transport is promoted and that all transport impacts are minimised.
11. To provide guidance, advice, recommendations, and support to other teams in the formulation of all Council policies, guidance, and other documents that are relevant for developers.
12. To attend site visits as appropriate with Council officers, members and members of the public.
13. To present policies and strategies at meetings and stakeholder groups as required. This may require out-of-hours working from time to time.
14. To deputise for the Transport Manager where necessary.
15. To assist in the review and appraisal of the Council’s Transport policy, particularly that within the Local Plan and Local Implementation Plan or similar documents.
16. To work closely with the planning policy team to identify, develop, agree and monitor transport and related policies and the synergies between these.
17. To maintain and improve your existing knowledge of national and local planning and transport policies and issues at every opportunity and to keep abreast of development control techniques and information technology to assist in the delivery of the service.
18. To update and maintain the Council’s records relating to planning applications to ensure that all recommendations do not conflict with others.
19. To manage staff and external consultants, as necessary, to ensure delivery of the transport development control service and to be responsible for all staff training needs and development, including appraisals and one-to-ones.
20. To work in partnership with Council Officers and stakeholders in the Borough offering first class advice and guidance on all Transport related Development Management issues.
21. To provide advice and recommendations, and respond to all correspondence within statutory, and the Council’s, timescales.
22. To liaise with colleagues to ensure that Section 106 funding from developers towards the provision of transport improvements and regeneration aims are delivered in a timely manner.
23. To work with other Council departments and the Council’s external partners to ensure that regeneration projects address transport impacts, contribute towards transport and public realm improvements, and promote sustainable travel to enable planning permission to be granted.
24. To work with other Council teams in managing transport projects including those that complement regeneration, liaising with the Council’s partners and other external bodies to ensure that all projects will have a positive benefit for Lambeth’s residents and visitors.
25. To prepare complex reports and represent the Transport Manager and Senior Managers at Committee and other meetings as appropriate.
26. To work in an approachable way which is transparent, open and honest to customers and partners alike consistent with the Councils’ core values.
27. To provide assistance to the Transport Manager and senior management as directed.
28. To work within the context of legislative and Council frameworks and standards and be accountable for own conduct.
29. To maintain confidentiality at all times.
30. To ensure with other Officers the proper application of the Council’s Health and Safety Policy and any necessary action to ensure the safety of both staff and public.
31. The postholder must at all times carry out the duties of the post with due regard to the Council’s Investors in People requirements, Equal Opportunities and Customer Care Policies and will be required to undergo such training as may be required in relation to these policies.
32. To undertake any duties as may be required from time to time as directed by the Transport Manager.
33. All employees have a responsibility to undertake training and development as required. They also have a responsibility to assist, where appropriate and necessary, with the training and development of fellow employees. All employees have a responsibility of care for their own and others health and safety.
34. The above list is not exhaustive and other duties relevant to the post may from time to time be required. Variation may also occur to the duties and responsibilities without changing the general character of the post.