Town Planner / Canterbury / Bespoke Planning Consultancy

Penguin Recruitment
£25000 - £30000/annum Benefits
06 Jul 2017
05 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Town Planner - Canterbury - Bespoke Planning Consultancy

£25,000 - £30,000 p/a + benefits

Our client is a successful Town Planning consultancy, based just east of Canterbury. Since their inception at the start of the Millennium, the company has gone from strength to strength and now hold an enviable client base, having worked on a number of renowned planning schemes in the area. The firm provides sound independent commercial advice to assist with the delivery of development projects across the South East area.

The Town Planner will work with the team on a broad and interesting project base. Previous planning experience within Land Promotion is ideal, however more general planning experience is welcomed (I.E. a working knowledge of the planning application process etc). The Town Planner will be joining a team of 6 Planners where they will be working on a variety of both major and minor schemes across Residential & Commercial sectors. The Planner's work can include;

* Appraisal of the development potential of land opportunities
* Assisting in Planning strategy and promotion of land through the Local Plan
* Assisting in the Design & Access and Planning Statements
* Working with the team coordinating and negotiating planning submissions which for larger complex schemes will often involve an Environmental Statement (ES) requiring the coordination of input from ecological; tree; flood risk noise and highway consultants etc
* The prosecution of planning appeals including hearings and inquiries
* Viability appraisals and Section 106 negotiations including finalising the level of affordable housing provision
* Carrying out of Public Exhibitions and community engagement at the pre-application stage
* Applications for a certificate of lawful use
* Enforcement issues
* Instruction of planning barristers
* Option negotiations with landowners

To apply for the Town Planner role, you will have a RTPI accredited degree and a minimum of 3 years planning experience - preferably in the private sector but Public sector Planners with Development Control experience are also encouraged to apply. The Town Planner will be working towards chartered status with the RTPI, be driven with strong communication and written skills.

Interested? If you would like to be considered for this role, please send an up to date copy of your CV

Alternatively, if you would like an informal chat about the position and company in more detail, please give Matt Fraser a call on (Apply online only)