West Oxfordshire District Council and Cotswold District Council are passionate about safeguarding and restoring biodiversity in their areas. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic ecologist to lead on providing high quality and robust ecological advice, especially on planning policy and development proposals. You will work within a team of Natural and Built Environment Specialists providing the very best advice and guidance within, primarily, the planning system. You will ensure that planning applications not only safeguard biodiversity but also maximise opportunities for net gain and nature recovery. You will also have the opportunity to take a strategic view by helping shape future planning policy on biodiversity, green infrastructure and natural capital. Whilst ‘b

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