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Senior Town Planner/Town Planner

Colchester, Essex
£35k - £50k per annum (DOE)
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Consultancy, Property

Job Details

Stanfords are seeking a Senior Town Planner to join their team in Colchester, Essex for a fixed term of 12 months providing maternity cover.

Established in 1879, Stanfords has been acting for rural private clients throughout Essex and Suffolk. Part of that service offering is planning consultancy, to which the firm now seeks a capable and personable Senior Town Planner to assist with maternity cover. The successful applicant will be joining a firm with traditional values, delivered via a modern service.

A taste of the type of applications dealt with at Stanfords is below:

- minor to major development up to 30 dwellings;

- applications defending enforcement action;

- Class Q Permitted Development;

- Class R Permitted Development;

- self-build development;

- applications to remove or vary conditions;

- Part 6 and full applications for agricultural barns;

- leisure and tourism applications;

- farm diversification/rural economy projects;

- Listed building consents; and

- agricultural workers dwellings and agricultural appraisals.

The successful candidate should:

- ideally have experience in some form of dealing with rural applications as listed above;

- have at least 3 years experience post RTPI accredited qualification;

- have a full driving licence;

- be personable with a polite telephone manner;

- strong work ethic; and

- demonstrate competence in Microsoft Office.


- £35k - £50k per annum (DOE);

- 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays;

- work from home 1 day per week;

- 37.5 hours per week with flexi-time; and

- bonus scheme dependant on billings.  

Applications to include a CV and covering letter to be sent to Alexander Chapman by email:


At Stanfords, we have a wealth of planning experience. Whilst heavily involved in rural planning as an agricultural consultancy firm, our planning department’s expertise does not end there. Our team have coordinated applications in the residential, commercial, tourism, leisure and healthcare sectors, to name a few, from Norfolk to the Thames. Stanfords can offer a wrap-around start-to-finish planning service.

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