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Senior Planner / Principal Planner - (Cambridge)

Osborne Richardson
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£38,000 - £47,000 per annum + Full Benefits
Closing date
2 Jan 2022
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An excellent opportunity has arisen to work for an award-winning company, taking forward a wide portfolio of general planning consultancy project work; including residential schemes, town expansion, retail, renewable energy, commercial, rural and heritage related developments

Key responsibilities

  • Evaluating all types of planning applications, but in particular large and complex applications.
  • Preparing reports on development proposals and other applications.
  • Preparing evidence and representing the Client at planning or enforcement appeals, whether dealt with by written representations, hearings or public inquiries.
  • Keeping up to date with legislation, Government guidance and best practice in all areas of Planning.
  • Developing and expanding client base, which will include writing proposals for new projects/clients and preparation of tender responses.
  • Mentoring junior members of the team.

Required skills

  • The ability to communicate well
  • A good understanding of current planning law and practice
  • Excellent negotiation skills including the ability to resolve conflicts
  • Extensive project management experience
  • With the support of the company, the ability to seek and develop your own client base for the wider good as well as the ability to maintain current client relationships.
  • Good team player with excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to interface professionally and socially with a variety of different professional groups
  • Ability to manage time and resources efficiently and handle demanding


This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and experienced professional to propel their career to the next level. The company is offering a very competitive remuneration package, circa £38,000 - £47,000 depending on experience, in addition to full benefits.


If you are interested in this job, please apply now, alternatively you can call me for an informal discussion about it - 07894229847

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new job in Planning, please do send your CV to me (CJ Obi) – [email protected]


Osborne Richardson is widely accepted as one of the UK's market leading recruitment agency specialising in the town planning sector.

We are a specialist provider of recruitment consultancy services to town planning and regeneration candidates and have expert knowledge of the town planning and regeneration sectors.

We represent a wide variety of private and public sector employers including planning, property, architectural and engineering consultancies, private property companies, blue-chip retail and residential developers, regeneration agencies and other publicly funded organisations.

We're 100% candidate focussed which means that your needs are our starting point.

We offer a totally bespoke service to candidates so you can specify your requirements and we will work towards them.

Private Sector Roles – CJ Obi -  020 729 11150

Public Sector Roles – Thomas Atkinson 0207 580 1500

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