Planning Manager | Housebuilder in Surrey | 3+ years' PQE

Lewis Davey
Surrey - near M25/M23 junction
£40k - £50k, car allowance, pension
30 Jul 2019
30 Aug 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you a Town Planner with some commercial experience under your belt (consultancy or developer)?

Would you like to work for a regional housebuilder which is going places?

Do you enjoy working as part of a close knit team?

Alongside pushing applications though, would you like a position with a strong focus on planning policy (eg. 5-year housing land supply, affordables, CIL etc.), project management, site and project feasibility including financials and negotiating with LPA’s, councillors and other key stakeholders?

Can you offer at least 3 years’ experience post planning qualification?

If this sounds like you, then you may be interested in applying for this exciting new position created due to organic growth.


We are seeking a qualified and experienced Town Planning professional on behalf of our client – a regional housebuilder located close to the M25 / M23 junction. An established and successful house builder in the south of England, they focus on quality over quantity, building small / medium scale residential and mixed-use schemes from luxury detached residences through to quality city centre apartments and affordable family homes. They deliver superior quality developments and as such, expect high standards from their staff and in return you will be well rewarded.


It is essential that you have some commercial experience working on high-density housing developments in London and / or the south east. Your key task will be to manage the company’s sites in London and the southern home counties, particularly those close to the M25 commuter belt, so any experience working with these LPA’s is highly desirable.


Alongside managing the applications and, where relevant, appeals process, your responsibilities will also extend to site appraisals, feasibility studies, input into layout schemes alongside appointed architects, negotiating affordable housing, S106 and CIL contribution elements, calculating financial viability and keeping up to date knowledge of the 5 year housing land supplies for local authorities across your regional jurisdiction. In addition, there will be the opportunity to learn the land acquisition process, allowing you to become a land and planning specialist should this be of interest.


About you:

  • experienced Town Planner (min. 3 years);
  • MRTPI, or close;
  • London and/or south east England residential planning experience;
  • able to comfortably commute to Reigate, with a full driving licence and access to a car;
  • up-to-date policy knowledge and hands-on experience of applying those policies to real developments;
  • experience working on high density, brownfield or infill sites;
  • high professional standards and a pro-active approach.


In return for your hard work and professionalism you will receive a competitive basic salary plus car allowance, pension and bonuses. Remuneration is expected to sit around £40k - £50k DOE including a car allowance element, although the focus is on hiring the 'right' person so there may be a little flexibility.


This level of this position would be well suited to an ambitious planner with 3-8 years’ experience, although those with more experience are welcome to apply if happy to stay within the approximate salary range stated above. Ideally someone who currently works in London but lives to the south and is keen to ditch the daily train/tube commute!


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, send you CV via 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 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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