Planning Officer


Working closely with in house designers and architects
Providing planning advice and preparation of the necessary planning documentation
Develop and create original planning solutions to satisfy all parties involved including Architects, Surveyors, Conservation Officers, Town Planners and local authorities
Managing all planning applications and monitoring outcomes of decisions
Research and design planning policies to guide developments
Communicating with relevant parties regarding the status of planning applications and queries
Producing planning application reports whilst managing a variety of planning applications, appeals and pre-application enquiries
Updating planning IT systems and portals with the necessary information and project status
Keeping up to date with planning regulations, policies and legislations
Ensuring the necessary resources are available to meet planning targets and deadlines
Attending and present at planning boards, appeals and any public inquiries when required
Creative thinking with problem solving and analytical skills to provide solutions to planning issues
The role is largely office based but you will be expected to travel for site visits, client meetings and any other external meetings as necessary
Weekly reporting to key team members and Directors

The Experience

Degree educated in either town planning or a related discipline
Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or The Royal Town Planning Institute
Previous background experience gained within residential new build, commercial fit out and refurbishment from either the private or public sectors
Preferred experience and knowledge of heritage, historical and listed building control regulations
Good analytical skills to assess the viability of planning proposals and assess suitability against the various planning laws
Outstanding time management skills with an ability to manage planning application deadlines and submission dates
The ability to communicate clearly and negotiate confidently coupled with experience in the planning process from start to completion
Strong organisation skills with an ability to juggle multiple projects, work well under pressure and prioritise associated administration duties
Good IT skills

The Salary

Negotiable depending on experience, plus company vehicle and contributory pension scheme

Holiday Entitlement

24 days plus statutory bank holidays

The Hours

8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday – the business necessitates flexibility so additional hours may be required

The Requirements

Driving is essential to undertake this role as travel for site attendance and any associated meeting as necessary

Interested? Please send your CV in the first instance to