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Senior Town Planner

Penguin Recruitment
£32000 - £40000 per annum + negotiable depending on experience
Closing date
12 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Consultant, Planner
Consultancy, Property
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Job Details

Penguin Recruitment are delighted to be supporting an established Planning consultancy based in Manchester who is currently looking for a talented Senior Planner to join the dynamic team!

My client is a multi-discipline team with chartered members of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI), Institute of Civil Engineers (CEng MICE) and Landscape Institute (CMLI).

The team has a proven track

-record of negotiating and designing large and small scale development on greenfield and brownfield land, both within and outside of development limits. The teams' success is achieved through land promotion, speculative planning application, appeal and Public Inquiry including where the Local Planning Authority claim a sufficient supply of allocated sites.

The Role

As a Senior Planner you will be responsible for working proactively on a range of planning applications and planning appeals with an emphasis on large-scale residential and renewable energy projects including site reviews, planning applications and appeals. You will be involved in and lead a diverse range and scale of projects but primarily be responsible for projects from the stream of large scale residential and renewable energy planning!

Candidate Requirements

My client is seeking a chartered RTPI (or working towards chartership) Planner with an accredited degree in Town Planning or related subject and significant experience in private and/or public sector planning. A suitable candidate for the role of Senior Planner will be able to demonstrate:

  • A proven track record of managing caseloads for different types of planning applications ideally with an emphasis on the residential and/or renewable energy sectors.
  • The ability to prepare and present high-quality planning reports.
  • Experience of writing appeal statements and the appeal process.
  • Proficiency in responding to general and client planning enquiries, producing tender documents, and negotiating with statutory consultees.

Why Apply?

For the ideal candidate my client is happy to offer a competitive starting salary as well as an impressive accompanying benefits package that includes 30 days holiday, and a flexible home working option as well as continued support and training to promote both personal and professional development!


For applications and more information regarding this opportunity please send your up to date CV to Megan Field at, or call 01792 365 000.


Penguin Recruitment has over 10 years experience in the Town Planning Sector. Our dedicated team of Planning Consultants are actively working with Consultancies, House Builders, Strategic Land Promoters and Local Authorities across the UK.

Whether you are a Graduate looking for that first career step, an Associate Director looking for that strategic move, or an employer in the Town Planning Sector looking for a Recruitment Partner, Penguin’s considerable experience can help you achieve your goal.

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