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Town Planning - Jobs Update - Autumn 2021

Lewis Davey
All areas of the UK
££ All levels
Closing date
13 Oct 2021
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** Town Planning Jobs Update from Lewis Davey **


With life returning to some form of normality, now is also a great time to think about the future of your career. Whether you are actively seeking new employment, or just interested in what is out there, we can arrange a call at a time to suit you so please do get in touch, or send your CV through and one of us will give you a call. Your CV is never sent without your permission.

Shaun Lewis, Director 07789 371470

NB: This list is a selection of our latest jobs and is by no means exhaustive. 

North West

Planner/Senior/Principal – Preston. Good sized, friendly team. Thriving office. Plenty of flex. £DOE

Planner – Preston. 18 mths – 5 yrs. Private Healthcare, Flexibility. Circa £25k - £35k.

Planning Consultant – Chester. 2+ years. Rural advisory and applications. Company car/allowance. £30k - £35k, possibly more for the right candidate.


North East

Planning Director – Newcastle. Large private consultancy. Area expertise and connections essential. Top package. £75k+

Associate / Associate Director – Sheffield. Growing national consultancy. Great progression opportunities. Up to £55k + bens.

Planner / Senior – North Yorkshire / Dales. 2+ years’ experience. Thriving team. Private healthcare and wellbeing support. £26k - £35k DOE.

Senior or Associate Planner – York. 3-4 years’ experience minimum. Up to £40k basic. Flex offered.

Senior Planner – Sheffield. Growing national consultancy. Great progression opportunities. Up to £36k + bens.


West Midlands / West Country

Associate Planner – Birmingham. Top real estate consultancy. Circa £50k + car + flexible bens. Great opportunity to make your mark.

Associate Planner / Associate Director – Birmingham. Small, cohesive team across 2 offices. Unlimited holiday and outstanding bonus scheme for work generation. Associate circa £50k basic, AD £55k+.

Planner – Birmingham. 18 mths + Public or Private sector experience. Large multidisciplinary firm with close-knit regional team.

Associate Director / Director – Cheltenham/National. Outstanding commission scheme. Would suit work generator who feels undervalued, or sole trader looking to join forces with a larger company. Flexible working – no need to live locally. ££. Equity available for the right person.

Associate Planner – Birmingham. Large firm with significant projects, including estate renewal, garden towns, renewables and urban regen schemes. £50k+. Great benefits and CPD.

Senior Planner – Sutton Coldfield. Vibrant firm. Fast track progression to Associate. Great social scene and attractive offices. Upwards of £35k.


East Midlands / East of England

Planner / Senior Planner – Norfolk. Private multidisciplinary consultancy. Strong reputation. £30k - £35k.

Town Planner – Any level – Norwich. Planning, environment and heritage specialists. Multiple offices. Great team and competitive package DOE.

Planning Consultant – Southend, Essex. Busy team, small and medium sized projects. Autonomy guaranteed. Competitive package depending on level.

Senior or Associate Planner – north of Cambridge. Medium and large scale projects. Small team, plenty of autonomy and flex. £35k - £50k + package.

Principal Planner or above – Stevenage. Design led consultancy. Genuine opportunity for progressive role in this long-established company. Very competitive package for the right candidate.

Planner/Senior Planner – Bedford. Multidisciplinary company with large client base. Perfect role for transitioning from public to private sector. RTPI support if required. £24k - £36k DOE.

Associate Planner / Associate Director – Bedford. Multidisciplinary company with large client base. Public sector background considered if commerciality is evident. £38k - £55k + bonuses

Planning Director – Bedford. Equity Director / Board level position.  Must be a work generator with proven experience. Any London experience and connections highly desirable. £56k + (most likely more).

Senior Environmental Planner – Cambridge. Top consultancy. Flexible working incl. WFH. 4 or 5 day week. 3+ years’ experience. £35k+, car allowance, CPD.


South East

Planning Manager – Reigate. Experienced in housing applications. Private or public sector considered. Good package up to £50k with progression opportunities.

Senior or Principal Planner – Godalming. MRTPI and experienced. Full time or 3.5/4 day week with hours to suit. Circa £40k.

Planning Director – North Kent. Rare and exciting opportunity for existing Director or high-flying AD to run the Kent office of a well-known consultancy. Up to £100k package. Not to be missed!

Senior or Principal Planner – Brighton. New office of leading consultancy. Small team with opportunity to be a key part of its growth. Competitive basic + very generous bonuses. Some private sector experience essential.

Planner – North Kent. 1+ years’ experience, public or private sector. Solid medium sized projects including specialist housing providers. Great opportunity to move across to consultancy.

Senior/Principal Planner – North Kent. Private sector experience running medium sized applications essential. Progression opportunities. £35k+.

Senior Planner / Associate Director – nr Brighton. Established real estate consultancy. Private or public sector background. Upwards of £35k DOE + car and package.

Associate Planner – North Kent. Large private consultancy. Major regional and nationally significant projects. Top package including car and great CPD. £45k+.

Senior Environmental Planner – Reading. Top consultancy. Flexible working incl. WFH. 4 or 5 day week. 3+ years’ experience. £35k+, car allowance, CPD.


South West

Planner / Senior Planner – Dorset. Leading consultancy. Residential, commercial, infrastructure & energy projects. Beautiful location, competitive salary + excellent bonuses. £26k - £35k+.

Senior Planner – Mid-Devon. Leading consultancy specialising in construction design and management. Projects across multiple sectors. Large pipeline. Competitive salary DOE + benefits.



Planning Director or Associate Director – Award winning consultancy. Experience leading large scale projects in the private sector. BD skills essential. £70k+ basic + large bonuses + excellent benefits

Planner – Central London consultancy. Ideally 1+ years PQE, MRTPI or on pathway. Ambition and desire to progress essential. Interesting projects and well established team. Upwards of £30k DOE + benefits.

Associate Planner – Top London consultancy. Commerciality essential, but no expectation to bring existing clients. Medium and large-scale projects. Senior role within small team – make your mark! £50k+

Senior Environmental Planner – Central London. Top consultancy. Flexible working incl. WFH. 4 or 5 day week. 3+ years’ experience. £35k+, car allowance, CPD.

Senior or Associate Planner – Central London. Top design-led consultancy. Flexible working available. Large urban regen, resi and commercial projects. Upwards of £40k + car allowance + benefits.



Experienced Planner – Central/East Scotland. 2+ years, ideally chartered. Able to travel across Scotland. Resi, mixed use and strategic projects, urban and rural. EIA valuable. £30k - £40k DOE + car + benefits.

Senior Planner – Edinburgh. MRTPI and EIA experience essential. Significant projects across Scotland. Scottish planning experience of considerable value. £35k+. Great progression opps.



Planner – Cardiff. Top consultancy offering great opportunity to gain major project experience. Excellent training programme. Good salary + very strong bonuses.

Associate Planner – Cardiff. Well regarded consultancy. Long standing client base. Commercial skills and network essential. £50k+, good commission scheme + more.


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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