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Principal Strategic Applications Planner (Major Sites)

Macdonald & Company
£45 per hour Umbrella Co
Closing date
31 May 2021

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Full Time
Development Control, Planning
Local Authority
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An exceptional opportunity has arisen for a Principal Strategic Applications Planner - Major Sites has arisen at a leading London borough council progressing with some of the capitals largest regeneration projects.

You will have an unprecedented opportunity to play a role working on the delivery of one this borough's largest regeneration schemes through planning.

This Major Site  is a high profile hybrid  residential led mixed use planning application that will facilitate the delivery of over 1000 new homes, new shopping centre, public realm, leisure facilities and community infrastructure.

 In addition, you will play a pivotal role addressing complex planning issues arising from the delivery o Tall Buildings, massing and proposed demolition of existing structures.

In addition you will liaise and negotiate with prestigious developer and institutions such as the GLA as well as leading architects and planning consultants etc.

Key responsibilities include;

  • Manage and process of outline and detailed planning applications encompassing of large scale major and strategic developments consisting of residential led mixed use, tall buildings, community infrastructure, and commercial uses etc.
  • Facilitate close liaison with major developers, architects and external consultants through paid pre-application meetings and PPA's.
  • Negotiate complex S106 agreements in conjunction with discharging conditions and finalising reserved matters.
  • Undertake Stage 1 and Stage 2 negotiations with the GLA
  • Draft detailed delegated reports and present at committee
  • Conduct member briefings, engage with regeneration teams and consult with local community groups

You will have acquired practical experience as an accomplished Principal Planner in development management with a wealth of experience managing large scale major and strategic applications through the planning system.

In addition you will have drive and a natural drive with enthusiasm with a pro-development outlook.

Moreover applicants must have a degree in Town & Country Planning and excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as an interest in dealing with complex planning issues.

For further information or an informal discussion, please feel free to contact Jeremy Wright at Macdonald & Company on 0207 318 5263 or email


Macdonald & Company is the leading professional recruitment consultancy for the real estate, built environment, energy and environmental sectors. Established in 1994 and headquartered in the UK, we apply local knowledge with true global connection through our offices in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

Our specialist teams act for every class  of organisation owning, occupying, financing or advising on property, construction and engineering – developers, investors, institutions, funds, banks, consultancies and contractors. We are the preferred recruitment partner of RICS - the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

The Company’s Energy & Environmental division acts for clients across oil and gas, maritime, utilities, natural resources, power generation, renewable energy and sustainability sectors.

Macdonald & Company is a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange quoted Prime People Plc.

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