Senior Planner

Colchester, Essex
01 Dec 2017
31 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Team Leader
Enforcement, Planning

Introduction & Summary

We are a unique planning law and planning consultancy firm, based in Colchester. Our work comprises private client work, LPA work, and providing training. We need a senior planner to supplement, and to manage our small planning team.

Senior Planner - RTPI

We need an experienced and able planner; someone with vision, preferably with some management experience, as she or he will need to manage and support the planning team. The person who joins our team must be pro-active and positive; able to use their initiative. They must also be personable and friendly; happy to work as part of our close team. Applicants shouldn't be put off if they don't have any private client experience. We are happy to train in that. Professional and personal qualities are more important. 

LSR Work

Private Client Work  

Includes advising and representing private clients in respect of applications, appeals, site appraisals, objections, CLD applications and appeals, enforcement advice and appeals, and where necessary, Judicial Reviews and other High Court challenges. 

LPA Work

Includes planning and enforcement advice and representation, enforcement investigations, planning, enforcement and CLD appeals, defending Judicial Review and other High Court challenges.


We regularly provide training to LPA officers and elected members, both in-house and externally, and less frequently to non-planning professionals such as architects, surveyors and conveyancers.

The LSR Set-up

We have three teams: planning lawyers, planners, and our office team - who provide excellent, highly professional support. Our lawyers and planners work closely together on many matters, particularly in respect of ‘hybrid’ matters such as appealing enforcement notices; whereby for example, our planners may deal with the ground a) and our lawyers deal with the ground d). All teams complement and support the other teams. 

The LSR Approach

Whomever our client, we provide solid advice. We use our initiative, and do our utmost, in a firm but pleasant way, to gain the best possible results for clients. We take a realistic approach, particularly when advising private clients. Courtesy and respect towards all are very important to us, whatever the issue; indeed, we maintain good relations with all, including our LPA colleagues. 

To Apply

Please send your covering letter and CV to Linda Russell, our Managing Partner. Thank you.