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Senior Planner/Planning Manager | Tier 1 Housebuilder | Bristol | Up to £55k+P

Senior Planner/Planning Manager | Tier 1 Housebuilder | Bristol | Up to £55k+P

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  • Permanent
  • Bristol, UK
  • £45,000 - £55,000 +P GBP / Year

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Senior Planner/Planning Manager | Tier 1 Housebuilder | Bristol | Up to £55k+P

One of our key clients are currently looking to expand the team so are seeking a Senior or Planning Manager to sit within the technical team and lead on detailed planning applications.

They are one of the UK’s largest housing developers, with strong financials and a healthy pipeline for the next 5 years+.

Would consider all candidates with local authority, consultancy or house builder background.

The role will include:

Prepare and project manage different types of planning applications from Outline/Full and Reserved Matters to the discharge of planning conditions accurately so that the Region can maintain new sites to develop

Liaise and brief internal layout designers, external consultants and officers at Local Planning Authorities prior, during and post submission in order to develop strong working relationships

Prepare Design & Access Statements and a range of other planning documents required to support applications accurately and on time so the business can continue to gain positive planning consents

Organise supporting information and attend required stakeholder/public consultation events with professionalism at all times to build confidence with the general public

Produce site assessments, detailed examination of planning histories, policy analysis, interpretation and consideration of material considerations, and new site appraisals for immediate and strategic sites in good time to maintain the relationship with the Land team and protect the interests of the company

Formulating planning strategies to promote medium and long term development sites through the plan-making process under the guidance of the Planning Manager to continue a pipeline of new sites for the region

Ensure that on occasion when deputising for the Manager the team are allocated tasks, where quality of work will need to be verified to maintain it is completed to a good standard within company guidelines

Given proven experience the role will involve mentoring and training junior members of the team and developing their skills to a sufficient level where they can take on more responsibility and add value to the team, thus improving productivity within the region

On occasion provide assistance to the Manager when making key business decisions and attend regular regional meetings as the relevant subject expert


Person specification

Experience of leading on the management of planning applications whether that be in a private or public sector role

Degree / Masters Planning Degree with an RTPI accreditation and a rounded knowledge of planning

Ability to adapt to change and to work accurately and efficiently under pressure

Enthusiastic, hardworking individual who is willing to show their initiative working as part of a small team in a busy commercial office

Professional communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills are essential

Full UK driving licence

What’s in it for you?


Salary and benefits package

Up to £55,000

Company Car/Car Allowance


Life Assurance


Health Care

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Job Overview
Land & Planning
Offered Salary
GBP£45,000 - £55,000 +P Per YEAR
Job Location
Bristol, UK
Job Type