Planning Manager

  • Walbury Commercial
  • North West, UK
  • Jun 25, 2020
Permanent Construction Management Architect & Design Construction & Engineering Planner Architect

Job Description

We are seeking a planning manger to assist with obtaining residential planning permission on a variety of sites. The subject sites are a mix of brownfield and greenfield sites located throughout Northern England.

Reporting directly to the directors, the role will be to oversee the planning application process on a number of residential developments. From arranging initial sketch plans through to the submission of full planning applications with supporting documents and reports from key consultants you will coordinate the architect firms and associated consultants to obtain viable planning approvals on various residential schemes.

General duties to include;

Procure, manage and liaise with architects and planning consultants

Coordinate various consultants throughout the planning application process ensuring reports are prepared within set deadlines

Negotiate terms of engagement with external consultants to include architects, engineers, ecological surveyors, etc

Working in conjunction with our land buyer to obtain beneficial terms for the company in land buying negotiations

Liaising with landowners and stakeholders with updates and periodic reports

Liaise with Local Authority departments; planning, building control, Highways, etc

Attend planning meetings and present compelling arguments to obtain a successful outcome

Writing appeal statements and attending Hearings/Inquiries

Arrange for discharge of planning conditions



Minimum of 10 years experience in a town planning or architect role

An understanding of planning policy on national and local level

Some previous experience in residential planning schemes

Excellent presentation skills

Ability to build strong, effective long term relationships with consultants

Ability to negotiate and represent the company to a variety of consultants and authorities

Flexible and approachable manner




Excellent basic (subject to experience) and benefits package


This is a challenging and rewarding role for a dynamic and ambitious individual. Please send your c.v. to




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