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Planning Director

Lochailort Investments
£80k to £100k + generous benefits package and potential for significant performance bonuses
Closing date
11 Jul 2021

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Developer looking to recruit a Planning Director to be the in house planning expert: £80k - £120k

This is an exciting opportunity for a leading Planning Consultant, Associate or Director from either a developer, consultancy or public sector background to join an award-winning and highly successful development company based in Mayfair. Their wide variety of residential and mixed-use developments has included:

  • 600+ unit housing developments
  • Mixed-use shopping centre-to-town centre regeneration schemes
  • Tall buildings, notably in the multi-family Build to Rent sector
  • Sensitive heritage developments
  • Contaminated brownfield land redevelopments
  • Bespoke one-off high-end homes

They pride themselves on their delivery, creating quality environments with special attention to creating a sense of place to drive value.

The role

As Planning Director you will be working hand-in-glove with the Managing Director across a variety of projects, with workflows including but not limited to:

  • Ensure the planning process is strategically managed with clarity and purpose. Monitor, negotiate and advance planning applications, resolving planning issues as a core member of the senior management in order to achieve optimised and timely planning permissions.
  • Form relationships with a number of Local Planning Authorities to progress strategic allocations and planning application alike, having explored and agreed a bespoke planning strategy in-house for each project.
  • Manage the preparation and submission of planning applications including engaging, instructing and managing a diversity of consultants
  • Negotiate, track and manage all conditions, s106 obligations, required s96a/s73/reserved matters applications and other delivery strategies.
  • Assist in collating and presenting information in respect of both acquisitions and disposals.
  • Manage consultation with councillors, local residents, amenity groups and other statutory bodies, implementing strategies to enhance third party relationships.

Your skills and experience

You will currently be working in a senior role at a developer, consultancy or Local Authority. Ideally a chartered member of the RTPI or RICS, you are able to prove your thoroughness and insight as an experienced planner with a keen eye for detail. You will have worked on large strategic schemes, both urban and greenfield, with a bias towards the residential sector.


A permanent salary in the range of £80k to £100k is on offer, plus a generous benefits package and potential for significant performance-based bonuses. 

To find out more

For an informal initial conversation about this exciting role, call James Croucher on 07590 397181 or email

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