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Planning Manager

Planning Manager required to join expanding PLC developer to lead the team as they set up a new region in the Midlands.

Client Details

House builder focused on place-making through considered master planning and sensitive house type design. The proudly boast more awards for design and delivery than any other house builder and are in fact themselves the competition.

They have a newly established office in the West Midlands and are looking for passionate employees to join their team in making this region a success.


You will be the primary point of contact for all planning matters in the new region. You will work closely with the Land, Technical and Design departments and to advise on site viability, with a view to maximise profits and ensure all legislation, regulations and various Section obligations are met. Tasks will include:

  • Draw up and agree (with the Design and Technical teams) a programme of action to clear necessary consents, conditions and/or matters for full consent.
  • Supporting the Design & Technical teams to fulfil their obligations.
  • Monitoring the individual programme and co-ordinating and managing the necessary actions in conjunction with the design and technical teams and (where necessary) the town planning team.
  • Liaising with the local authorities and external agencies to maintain programme timescales
  • Discharging all necessary 'pre start' Section 106 obligations or requirements.
  • Preparing a monthly progress report of all relevant schemes and highlighting progress or slippage against original estimates.
  • Profile

    They have a close knit working team and they are looking for someone who enjoys working as part of a team but is equally satisfied independently, without the need for constant support. We're looking for someone with the following experience and skillset:

  • Extensive experience of the planning promotion and application processes
  • Understanding of development appraisals and cash flows preferable for new appointments, training will be provided
  • Proven management experience of people and processes, both internally and externally.
  • Experience of working on major long term residential led projects including experience of negotiation
  • Organised and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Good understanding of private housing and the affordable housing funding regime
  • Good network of contacts with agents, landowners and consultants
  • Experience of working on green belt projects advantageous but not required
  • Relevant qualification ideally but must be educated to at least degree standard
  • Job Offer

    • Competitive starting Salary with up to 15% bonus.
    • Pension 3% employee 6% company
    • Health care for employee - after 6 months
    • Life assurance of 3x salary
    • Car of £440pcm allowance

    £40000 - £55000 per annum + package + benefits



    +44 115 934 8685

    Planning Manager

    Birmingham, UK

    Published on 2 Aug 2019