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Planner/Senior Planner - Manchester

LDH Recruitment
Manchester Central
VERY competitive salary and benefits package which is subject to negotiation
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

Job Details

Our client, a National Planning & Property consultancy have an opportunity for a RTPI qualified (or soon to be qualified) Planner to join their Planning North Team to assist with a growing and diverse portfolio of instructions. You will play an integral role in supporting their planning activities.

They are looking for two people (one in Leeds office and one in their Manchester office) with up to 5 years’ experience.

About the role(s)

This position of Planner / Senior Planner is an important for their Planning North Team - one of the largest in the country - to help deliver a wide range of exciting and high-profile projects. The Planning North Team work on a wide range of projects across the country from offices in Manchester and Leeds.

The role will be diverse with successful candidates expected to work on projects including residential schemes, city centre regeneration, strategic land, rural, logistics and mixed-use schemes.

Typically, the role will involve managing your own workload, assisting the senior team members on large instructions, undertaking planning research and enquiries, drafting and finessing reports and planning submissions (site assessments, policy notes, applications, appeals, development plan representations and so on) as well as assisting with the management of the team’s caseload and its business development activities.

One role is Leeds based and one role is Manchester based, with an element of hybrid working an option.

Key responsibilities include:
• Prepare planning appraisals of land, buildings and concepts.
• Undertake research and analysis.

Prepare written representations.
Prepare / make presentations at meetings.
• Prepare planning applications, including planning statements.
• Write reports, interpreting data and making clear and relevant recommendations.
• Liaise and negotiate with planning officers, employees of consultee organisations, third parties.
• Liaise and cultivate good relationships with clients and fellow professionals.
• Develop creative and original solutions to satisfy all parties.
• Ensure compliance with planning regulations.
• Communicate and negotiate effectively with clients and colleagues.
• Take responsibility for projects from the earliest stages through to completion.
• Maintain an awareness of market conditions and the impact of government policies.
• Keep informed about documents relating to planning policy and practice.
• Build relationships with other divisions within the group.
• Attend external events to create local contacts and identify business opportunities. 

Key Skills

• MRTPI and/or MRICS, with up to 5 years’ post-qualification experience.
• An enjoyment of writing, with excellent language skills and ability to effectively communicate planning arguments.
• A proven ability to multi-task, across many projects, helping to steer the team’s workload, managing projects capably – and reporting to directors, associate directors and associates in this team.
• A willingness and enthusiasm for mentoring and guiding junior planning and graduate level colleagues.

What’s on offer?

This TOP Planning Consultancy are offering a competitive salary and benefits package which is subject to negotiation and dependent on your experience to date.


More information

This is a great opportunity to join a TOP consultancy at the pinnacle of planning and development in the UK! To find out more information please call Rob Hanks on 03333 48234 / 07855 276123 for a confidential discussion or email


Spanning across the built environment, we have built credibility and delivered for our candidates and clients in areas such as Town Planning to recruitment for hard to fill permanent vacancies, both tin he public and private sectors. 

Call us today to find out more: 03333 448 234

Company info
03333 448 234
The Echo Building
18 Albert Road,
United Kingdom

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