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Town Planner (2-5 years’ experience)

Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design Ltd
London Bridge, SE1
We will offer a salary to match you skills and experience, plus benefits.
Closing date
21 Nov 2021

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We are a friendly, multidisciplinary practice based at London Bridge, covering planning, urban design and masterplanning.  What sets us apart from other practices is our strong development planning function within a design-focused practice. We’re motivated by the delivery of high quality design and place-making, so it’s important that you are interested in promoting good design through the planning process.

We are seeking applications from town planners with a relevant RTPI accredited degree, who have achieved Chartered Town Planner status or are working towards their APC and have a minimum of three years town planning experience, preferably within a consultancy environment.  We are looking for planners with a sound understanding of planning policy and how it needs to be interpreted in order to advise clients and design teams on proposals.

The role is focused on development planning for a wide range of private and public sector clients, mainly based in London and the south east, on an eclectic mix of projects. Our planners also work alongside our urban designers and architects to provide advice on in-house masterplanning projects, and we’re always interested in applicants who have an aptitude for spatial and/or policy planning.  The main duties of the role will involve:

  • Working with clients to advise them on key planning issues affecting their projects
  • Working with design teams to resolve planning issues through positive and collaborative working arrangements
  • Preparing planning appraisals for sites and buildings
  • Preparing planning applications and planning statements
  • Supporting post planning work such as reserved matters applications, discharge of planning conditions and amendment applications
  • Writing reports and making recommendations
  • Liaising with planning officers
  • Undertaking research and analysis

Our development planning projects are diverse, including residential infill projects, complex mixed-use urban schemes, innovative commercial spaces, estate regeneration programmes, large urban extensions and new communities. We have an excellent client base and an expanding list of rewarding projects.

You will be enthusiastic and creative, with excellent research, communication and writing skills. You will show aptitude to think strategically and look for positive solutions to planning issues. We will expect you to have a good grasp of the development management process, and an analytical approach to current and emerging planning policy.

We offer a range of CPD and employee benefits.  We are also an employee-owned business.

We will offer a competitive salary to match your skills and experience.

Please send a cover letter setting out how you meet the key criteria for the role (relevant degree and 3 years post graduation experience) and your CV to before 22nd November 2021.

Check out our Instagram at @tibbalds and our website at

Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

No approaches from agencies.


We are an experienced team of planners, urban designers and architects, committed to good placemaking principles. We believe that good placemaking is the product of good planningpolicy, and design. Our expertise lies in these three key areas, and supported by a range of services, deliver a wide variety of projects for clients across the public, private and third sectors.

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19 Maltings Place
169 Tower Bridge Road

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