Senior Planner / Planner | East Anglia | Client side position | Excellent projects & package

Lewis Davey
Norwich, Norfolk
££ Competitive + Company Car/Allowance + Bonuses + Healthcare
29 Mar 2019
29 Apr 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

An experienced Town Planner is required to join a reputable and thriving house builder in the east of England. It’s a great opportunity to join this close-knit and well-respected land and planning team.


Based in Norwich, you will already be an experienced Town Planner with a background in either a private or public sector setting, working for a consultancy, local authority, developer or land promoter. You could be applications-focused or working in a policy-led role. Some of the work is quite strategic in nature so the position would be equally suited to someone with a policy and local plans background as it would someone used to preparing planning submissions or managing a caseload of applications.  You will also be exposed to land deals and acquisitions and will be given the chance to develop land management skills if this is an area of interest.


About the role:

The position will involve managing the majority of planning project work in-house as part of a team, from site appraisals and land promotion through to written statements and representationspreparing application documentsmanaging the input of sub-consultants in landscape, design, ecology and the like, presenting at committee, organising community consultation events, negotiating with land owners, councillors and officers and representing at examination and appeal.

As a result, you will need to be at a stage in your career where you are ready to take ownership of medium to large scale residential projects – 18 months' professional planning experience is therefore the minimum, and ideally you will have more. Whatever your current skillset, you will be offered comprehensive training and support to develop skills in any areas where you have not yet had much exposure.


About you:

  • Upwards of 18 months experience in a town planning role (DM, policy, consultancy, strategic land promoter, another housing developer);
  • MRTPI or working towards;
  • Experience working in the residential sector;
  • High standards of written communication;
  • Confident and persuasive public speaker, able to present at committee and negotiate with key stakeholders;
  • Ambitious, self-motivated but also a genuine team player;
  • A keen interest in the full land and planning process – ‘cradle to grave’;
  • Full UK driving licence.


In return, you will be offered a generous salary and benefits package, a company car or allowance, private health care, good pension, life insurance and generous bonuses.


My client is keen to recruit and will look to meet with suitable candidates ASAP. Therefore, if you have good experience in a planning setting and are keen to work for a developer, please do get in touch straight away to discuss the opportunity further.


If you want to find out more about this exciting opportunity then give Claire a call on 07983 143 831 or 020 7859 4246. Alternatively, use the apply button below or send your CV to including a contact number so that I can get in touch with you.


Please note that we will endeavour to review your application within two weeks and if there is interest in your candidacy, a Consultant will be in touch. Unfortunately, due to the significant amount of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback in every instance so if you have not heard from us within two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.  Thank you for your interest.

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Lewis Davey specialise in recruiting talented people across Town Planning, Cleantech & Sustainability and Environmental industries.

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