Career outlook for town planning support staff
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would carry out administrative tasks to help town planners to shape communities. Your work might focus on building, transport or the environment. You might also work on projects across several areas.
- Prepare reports for internal and external use
- Take minutes at meetings
- Manage technical libraries, filing systems and databases
- Draw up plans using computer aided design (CAD) software
- Carry out data surveys such as traffic impact assessments
- Supply information to planners for applications
- Record the progress and outcomes of planning applications
- Organise public meetings
- Answer questions about application procedures
You might also work in planning enforcement. You would:
- Work with people and businesses to help them meet the conditions set out in their application decisions
- Gather information to use as evidence in planning disputes
- Present reports on legislation to planning committees, magistrates and judges
You could work in either the public or private sector. In the private sector you could work for real estate and utility companies or house builders.
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- Verbal communication
- Written communication
- Developing a plan
- Implementing ideas
- Time management
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