Marrons Planning

Planning Opportunities - UK-Wide

Competitive salary
16 Apr 2021
30 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level

Let us introduce ourselves…

It is the people at Marrons that make us so special.

By understanding what our people want, giving them the support they need, recognising everyone’s contribution and realising the unique power of teams; together we win.  As a business, we are focused on proactively building and developing diverse teams, bringing different backgrounds, personalities and perspectives together.  We play to our strengths, pushing ourselves to be consistently better than yesterday and deliver amazing solutions for our clients.  We empower our teams with a high degree of individual responsibility; we self-manage and encourage everyone to be responsible for their own learning, knowing it makes us even better at what we do!  Want to find out more?

We believe in trusting our people to make the right decisions for themselves from how you dress, to how, when and where you work – we focus on outputs.

The team:

Marrons Planning are a nationally growing team of town planning consultants providing high quality advice and guidance on a wide range of planning and development issues.

We advise on planning matters of all types and scales from leading and co-ordinating large and complex development proposals, to dealing with small scale and householder developments.  We act on behalf of major house builders and developers, manufacturers and investment companies, blue chip companies and land promoters, in addition to land and property owners, retailers, local authorities and private individuals across the United Kingdom.

We co-ordinate, project manage and audit planning applications, including EIA development, urban regeneration schemes, urban extensions, site allocation and promotions and strategic planning, housing land supply advice and commercial/retail planning expertise.  We provide expert advice and guidance to our clients throughout all stages of the planning process and have considerable experience and knowledge of negotiating with local planning authorities, resolving issues, and delivering planning permissions.

Marrons Planning is part of law firm Shakespeare Martineau. We are part of a large multi-disciplinary team which comprises lawyers, surveyors and chartered town planners.  As part of Shakespeare Martineau, you will also have access to high quality training and support for the key business skills you need to progress your career in planning consultancy. We support and fund membership of the RTPI for our team.

The roles:

Our award-winning team is expanding and we have the following new opportunities for:

Our Urban Designer / Masterplanner will work alongside our planning team and other third-party consultants to providing various urban design support to our planning team including the production of constraints-led yet commercially appealing layouts for residential, commercial and mix-use schemes.

Our Socio-economic Planner will have in-depth and demonstrable experience in socio-economic analysis.  This includes (but is not limited to) demographic research and modelling, Objective Assessment of Housing Need, Housing, commercial & sports research and market intelligence.

Our Associate / Associate Director will be confidently collaborating with Land and Planning Directors within the development industry and the ability to construct a sound planning strategy.  You will also be advising on development potential of land and buildings, as well as assisting with preparing planning applications and appeals, and drafting representations to plan consultations and examinations.

We have an expansive range of work coming from across the UK, including large and small-scale projects, appeals and planning applications. Our key sectors are residential, commercial, retail and regeneration.

We have big growth plans and are looking for people with the enthusiasm to come and be part of this with us.

We can offer you the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, including delivering major mixed-use urban extensions across the UK.  You will be working with national house builders, land promoters, and landowners.  From securing planning permissions and land allocations, to negotiating S106 Agreements and conditions, you will be given the opportunity to be a key part of our business.

Agile working:

We embrace agile working and offer a blended approach to where and how we work.

We appreciate that people have different needs and preferences and we’re keen to be flexible, after all, we value what you do, not where you do it!

We have hubs in Birmingham, Leicester, London, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon, Lincoln and Sheffield.

This role is currently home-based.  Going forward, it is likely that the role will be a blend of home-working with travel once or twice a week into any of our office hub locations.

For further details and to apply for any of these positions, please visit our website here

Marrons Planning is a committed equal opportunities employer.  We seek to attract, develop and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures.  We value and respect individuality and encourage a culture within our business where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths and experiences.  Everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, regardless of their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

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