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Graduate Town Planner

Persimmon Homes
Lancaster, Lancashire
Competitive salary
Closing date
24 Apr 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Graduate, Planner
Housing, Planning

Job Details

Graduate Town Planner 

Persimmon Homes Lancashire requires an enthusiastic Planning Graduate to support the work of the Land and Planning Team. This is an opportunity to get experience throughout the life span of the delivery of residential schemes in a busy commercial environment.

 The successful candidate will initially be responsible for their own programme of smaller planning applications whilst assisting senior members of the team in the formulation and submission of large planning applications to support the continuing growth of the business.  As you grow, your role will too. You will help in identifying and assessing land opportunities and play a supporting role in the financial appraisals of new sites. You will be able to quickly learn and develop your planning knowledge and the residential planning process from a commercial perspective.  

The job will include commissioning, coordination and collation of information from external consultants and internal departments to facilitate site purchase as well as obtaining viable and deliverable planning permissions. You will be expected to liaise with local planning authorities as well as local residents, and external consultants.

Assistance in the appraisal of planning policy documents for the promotion of potential development opportunities through the planning system will be part of the job, supporting the identification of new opportunities and their associated strategies.

Qualifications & Experience

The successful candidate will ideally have (or be about to complete) a RTPI / RICS accredited degree or masters course or have been working for short period. Support will be provided to candidates wishing to progress to chartered status.


The position requires an enthusiastic, hard working individual who is willing to show their initiative working as part of a small team in a busy commercial office. Professional communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills are essential.

The application requires a good level of computer literacy and an awareness of the current planning legislation.

A full driving license is essential.


Building around 12,000 beautifully designed new homes a year in more than 400 prime locations nationwide, Persimmon is proud to be the one of the UK's leading house builders, committed to the highest standards of design, construction and service. We also take our environmental responsibilities very seriously and are passionate about designing homes that are sensitive to the environment in which they are built.

Founded in 1972 and with our headquarters in historic York, the group comprises of a North and South Division with a number of regional offices throughout the UK. We're building places to call home right the way from Scotland through to the North and Midlands, across East Anglia and Wales, down to the South and South West of England.

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