Senior / Associate Planner - Yorkshire

Lewis Davey
Yorkshire and the Humber
Negotiable DoE
Closing date
4 Jun 2021
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Senior / Associate Planner

My Client is an established planning consultancy based in Yorkshire, looking to appoint a motivated and experienced RTPI Chartered Associate Planner to work on an exciting variety of projects for private sector clients across England and Wales.

As an Senior/Associate Planner you will play a key role in developing our client base and enhancing company reputation. You will be responsible for working proactively and at your own initiative on a range of planning applications and planning appeals with an emphasis on large-scale residential projects including site reviews, planning applications and appeals.

An existing and secure stream of planning work for major housing development schemes provided by our joint venture partners, and continued growth of our private client base necessitate this expansion of our team. You will be involved in and lead a diverse range and scale of projects but primarily be responsible for the stream of large scale residential planning. You will work in a multi-disciplinary team of chartered planners, architects, landscape architects, urban designers and engineers.

This post offers the opportunity to manage your own team and play a fundamental role in shaping our expanding business. Autonomy is a given and you will put your own stamp on projects, develop new revenue streams and streamline working practices within your team. We are looking for someone to nurture client relationships, develop new business, assist with managing and coaching junior planners whilst handling your own caseload from inception to completion.

We are looking for a chartered RTPI professional with an accredited degree in Town Planning or related subject and significant experience in private and/or public sector planning including Environmental Impact Assessment. Candidates that are eligible for membership of the RTPI will also be considered. A suitable candidate for the role of Senior/Associate Planner will be able to demonstrate:

  • 5 Years plus relevant experience;
  • A proven track record managing caseloads for different types of planning applications with an emphasis on the large scale residential sector;
  • The ability to prepare and present high quality planning reports;
  • Experience of writing appeal statements and attending Hearings/Inquiries;
  • Mentoring and motivational skills required to develop junior planners in their careers;
  • Proficiency in responding to general and client planning enquiries, producing tender documents and negotiating with statutory consultees.

This is a full-time, permanent position with salary negotiable dependent on experience, however candidates needing reduced hours or flexible working should also apply. Our client offers 30 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays with an additional day credited for every year of service up to five years. If you are an enthusiastic, motivated and proactive planner that can deliver positive outcomes for a variety of development proposals then we are keen to hear from you. We can offer flexible working practices arranged around core hours and home working. Your input really will be vital to the progression and success of our work - our client is a small, established and expanding company where our staff are genuinely valued.

The maximum salary for this position is £50,000, inclusive of bonus.


Lewis Davey specialises in Town Planning recruitment. Our specialist Town Planning team brings 20 years experience of placing candidates in roles in the Private Sector - with Consultancies and Developers - and in the Public Sector, where we specialise in permanent recruitment. Lewis Davey can help you find that ideal role in your chosen sector.

It is our mission to add value to both candidates and clients in their pursuit of better, more suitable opportunities. Our relationships with our clients are holistic; meaning we have an unrivalled access to the key decision makers within the businesses of:

• Planning Consultancies (Planning, Property, Multidisciplinary, Environmental, Design)

• Architects

• Developers and Housebuilders

• Local Authorities

We specialise in negotiating with our clients to offer roles which have flexible working, enhanced benefits and better trerms of employment. So contact us today to discuss your career plans and we will find that ideal role for you. We work nationwide, all the way through from Planning Assistant to Planning Director. Call Shaun Lewis on 020 7859 4246 or email to be considered for active roles or to work strategically with us with a longer term goal in mind.


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020 7859 4246
27 Old Gloucester Street
Greater London
United Kingdom
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