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Senior Planner / Principal Planner - (Cambridge)

Osborne Richardson
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£38,000 - £47,000 per annum + Full Benefits
Closing date
2 Jan 2022

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An excellent opportunity has arisen to work for an award-winning company, taking forward a wide portfolio of general planning consultancy project work; including residential and regeneration schemes, town expansion, retail, renewable energy, commercial, rural and heritage related developments

Key responsibilities

  • Evaluating all types of planning applications, but in particular large and complex applications.
  • Preparing reports on development proposals and other applications.
  • Preparing evidence and representing the Client at planning or enforcement appeals, whether dealt with by written representations, hearings or public inquiries.
  • Keeping up to date with legislation, Government guidance and best practice in all areas of Planning.
  • Developing and expanding client base, which will include writing proposals for new projects/clients and preparation of tender responses.
  • Mentoring junior members of the team.

Required skills

  • The ability to communicate well
  • A good understanding of current planning law and practice
  • Excellent negotiation skills including the ability to resolve conflicts
  • Extensive project management experience
  • With the support of the company, the ability to seek and develop your own client base for the wider good as well as the ability to maintain current client relationships.
  • Good team player with excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to interface professionally and socially with a variety of different professional groups
  • Ability to manage time and resources efficiently and handle demanding


This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and experienced professional to propel their career to the next level. The company is offering a very competitive remuneration package, circa £35,000 - £46,000 depending on experience, in addition to full benefits.


If you are interested in this job, please apply now, alternatively you can call me for an informal discussion about it - 07894229847

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new job in Planning, please do send your CV to me (CJ Obi) –


Here at Osborne Richardson our business is people - Our simple philosophy recognises the need to fully understand the objectives and needs of both our Candidates and Clients to provide the highest level of service and the most effective tailored solutions. 

We act on behalf of a diverse range of clients, including Private Sector Consultancies, Developers, Design Consultancies and Central and Local Government bodies 

Our consultants have a thorough knowledge of their specialist sectors and extensive experience of recruiting for Permanent, Interim and Contract positions throughout the UK.

We are committed to providing both Clients and Candidates an informed, personal and high-quality level of service, dedicated to achieving their recruitment and personal career objectives.

For further information on how we can help please contact one of our consultants on 0207 5801500 or alternatively email;

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