Jonathan Locke

Jonathan Locke

Studies at:

Warwick Business School

Location in:

, United Kingdom

Jonathan Locke

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Studies at:
Warwick Business School
Location in:
, United Kingdom

Bio

Jonathan is a driven and ambitious individual who takes pride in anything he takes part in whilst having well grounded integrity and pride in any work undertaken. Jonathan's career has been shaped by a BSc in City and Regional Planning and an MSc in Regeneration studies leading into a career as a Development Management Officer for a Local Government Authority. This has given Jonathan an in-depth awareness of planning policy and all types of development including renewable projects, residential, commercial and minerals. Jonathan is keen to develop his skills and abilities in other areas and has commenced an MBA at Warwick Business School. Jonathan hopes that a new career path can be developed in management where he can use his skills and professional approach for continual improvement to strive for. Always one for new challenges, Jonathan is keen to explore new management roles and would be interested to hear regarding any potentially suitable roles.

Jonathan has worked/studied in

  • United Kingdom

Jonathan speaks

  • English

Jonathan has experience in

  • Government / Public sector / Non-profit

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Work

2010 – present

Development Management Officer

Carmarthenshire County Council
  • Managing a large caseload of minor and major planning applications Jonathan has dealt with a large number of domestic extensions, residential/commercial development and major renewable projects. This role has required Jonathan to provide advice to a number of stakeholders in the development process including the public, architects, consultants, Local Members, and internal professionals (e.g. enforcement officers, landscape, ecology, conservation and public protection to name a few). Furthermore, Jonathan is also responsible for applications which go to appeal which may include leading the Authority's case for a planning appeal, constructing the appeal statement, managing relevant professionals (such as corporate property or other specialisms such as landscape) and delivering the Authority's case before an Inspector. The role requires for advice to be given to enforcement officers on appropriate action to unauthorised development and where necessary defend appeals against enforcement notices. Integral to this role Jonathan has developed negotiation skills at a high level in order to facilitate acceptable proposals in accordance with nation and local planning policy whilst having an analytic/innovative eye for improvement.
2009 – 2010
(Jan – Nov)

Minerals Planning Assistant

Carmarthenshire County Council
  • An opportunity came to develop experience in a highly specialised area of Planning, and Jonathan decided to take this. Within this specialised role, Jonathan managed the mineral supply in four Local Authority areas, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and Brecon Beacons National Park. This required responsibility of dealing with a number of complex planning applications such as extraction site enlargements, renewal of permissions and discharge of conditions. Many of these areas had an innate need for a high degree of knowledge in the mineral extraction, processing and supply processes. As a consequence Jonathan also developed a deep understanding of Mineral Planning policy, an area far removed from general planning work and far more specialised, complex and affected by the commercial nature of mineral extraction. Jonathan was also responsible for a caseload of periodic monitoring to ensure mineral operators worked within the confines of their consent whilst being able to advise on schemes of working and restoration. During my time I also had the responsibility for the four Authority's collation of the mineral working survey data and the full management of working through Prohibition orders for dormant quarries.
2008 – 2009
(Jul – Jan)

Planning Assistant

Carmarthenshire County Council
  • Having returned from completing a BSc in City and Regional Planning, Jonathan re-joined his planning career with the Authority he had taken his year in placement as part of that degree. The role included managing a caseload of minor planning applications, dealing with the departments entire preliminary enquiry caseload, advising stakeholders such as members of the public, Local Members, architects and planning consultants on general planning matters. It is within this role that Jonathan began to develop experience in negotiation, report writing skills and planning policy whilst applying/combining these skills to drive quality development and proposals that comply with planning policy.
2006 – 2007
(Jul – Sep)

Planning Assistant (Trainee Planner)

Carmarthenshire County Council
  • This period was part of the BSc in City and Regional Planning at Cardiff University. Jonathan began by dealing with preliminary enquiries in order to develop knowledge and understanding of permitted development rights and enable the ability to provide advice on permitted development to members of the public. Moving on from this after a short period of time, Jonathan was able to deal with increasingly complex householder planning applications and small commercial proposals. After the time within this department Jonathan had dealt with over 220 developments, working independently and to tight deadlines.
2005
(Aug – Sep)

Planning Administration Assistant

Carmarthenshire County Council
  • At an elementary stage of his career, Jonathan sought out work to develop experience within a planning department registration process. With this also being within the early years of his planning degree, this experience enabled Jonathan to be able to apply knowledge of working within a planning department to his studies and also helped develop a sound understanding and knowledge of the processes which support the planning department and the Development Management Officers. This experience became invaluable throughout his career even up to his present role as a Development Management Officer.

Work

2010 – present

Development Management Officer

Carmarthenshire County Council
  • Managing a large caseload of minor and major planning applications Jonathan has dealt with a large number of domestic extensions, residential/commercial development and major renewable projects. This role has required Jonathan to provide advice to a number of stakeholders in the development process including the public, architects, consultants, Local Members, and internal professionals (e.g. enforcement officers, landscape, ecology, conservation and public protection to name a few). Furthermore, Jonathan is also responsible for applications which go to appeal which may include leading the Authority's case for a planning appeal, constructing the appeal statement, managing relevant professionals (such as corporate property or other specialisms such as landscape) and delivering the Authority's case before an Inspector. The role requires for advice to be given to enforcement officers on appropriate action to unauthorised development and where necessary defend appeals against enforcement notices. Integral to this role Jonathan has developed negotiation skills at a high level in order to facilitate acceptable proposals in accordance with nation and local planning policy whilst having an analytic/innovative eye for improvement.
2009 – 2010
(Jan – Nov)

Minerals Planning Assistant

Carmarthenshire County Council
  • An opportunity came to develop experience in a highly specialised area of Planning, and Jonathan decided to take this. Within this specialised role, Jonathan managed the mineral supply in four Local Authority areas, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and Brecon Beacons National Park. This required responsibility of dealing with a number of complex planning applications such as extraction site enlargements, renewal of permissions and discharge of conditions. Many of these areas had an innate need for a high degree of knowledge in the mineral extraction, processing and supply processes. As a consequence Jonathan also developed a deep understanding of Mineral Planning policy, an area far removed from general planning work and far more specialised, complex and affected by the commercial nature of mineral extraction. Jonathan was also responsible for a caseload of periodic monitoring to ensure mineral operators worked within the confines of their consent whilst being able to advise on schemes of working and restoration. During my time I also had the responsibility for the four Authority's collation of the mineral working survey data and the full management of working through Prohibition orders for dormant quarries.
2008 – 2009
(Jul – Jan)

Planning Assistant

Carmarthenshire County Council
  • Having returned from completing a BSc in City and Regional Planning, Jonathan re-joined his planning career with the Authority he had taken his year in placement as part of that degree. The role included managing a caseload of minor planning applications, dealing with the departments entire preliminary enquiry caseload, advising stakeholders such as members of the public, Local Members, architects and planning consultants on general planning matters. It is within this role that Jonathan began to develop experience in negotiation, report writing skills and planning policy whilst applying/combining these skills to drive quality development and proposals that comply with planning policy.
2006 – 2007
(Jul – Sep)

Planning Assistant (Trainee Planner)

Carmarthenshire County Council
  • This period was part of the BSc in City and Regional Planning at Cardiff University. Jonathan began by dealing with preliminary enquiries in order to develop knowledge and understanding of permitted development rights and enable the ability to provide advice on permitted development to members of the public. Moving on from this after a short period of time, Jonathan was able to deal with increasingly complex householder planning applications and small commercial proposals. After the time within this department Jonathan had dealt with over 220 developments, working independently and to tight deadlines.
2005
(Aug – Sep)

Planning Administration Assistant

Carmarthenshire County Council
  • At an elementary stage of his career, Jonathan sought out work to develop experience within a planning department registration process. With this also being within the early years of his planning degree, this experience enabled Jonathan to be able to apply knowledge of working within a planning department to his studies and also helped develop a sound understanding and knowledge of the processes which support the planning department and the Development Management Officers. This experience became invaluable throughout his career even up to his present role as a Development Management Officer.

Education

2014 – 2017

Warwick Business School

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
2009 – 2011

Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd

Master's degree
2004 – 2008

Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd

Bachelor of Science (BS)
2002 – 2004

Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School

A Levels

Additional Info

Nationality:
  • British