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Date Added: Sat 21/01/2023

Senior Planner - New Homes

Leeds, LS1, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £35000 - £45000/annum car/allowance + benefits

Senior Planner - Residential Housing - New Homes

£35,000 - £45,000 + Car/Car Allowance + Benefits


Howells Recruitment are working with a leading House Builder who are seeking a permanent Senior Planner who can drive projects forward.

Bringing an in depth knowledge of planning policy and guidelines along with a sharp commercial focus, you will support in the delivery of regional planning and profit targets, identifying opportunities for cost savings from meeting conditions and reserved matters in the most cost-effective manner. First-rate communication, negotiation and organisational skills are an absolute must. You should also be a real team worker keen to make the role your own.


Supporting the Design & Technical Team to deliver the regional planning and profit targets.
Following the grant of outline planning* consent to draw up and agree (in conjunction with the town planning, technical and design teams) a programme of action to clear/discharge all necessary consents, conditions and matters preventing the implementation of a consent (*there will be instances where a detailed consent or hybrid consent is obtained but the general principle remains the same).
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 agreeing mechanisms and action plans with local authority staff to discharge all individual conditions and consents that are necessary to implement a site consent.
Discharging all necessary 'pre start' Section 106 obligations or requirements.
Chasing progress and coordinating activity and liaisons across the company functions so as to ensure that programmes are adhered to.
Chasing progress by local authorities and external agencies to maintain programmes and discharge individual tasks.
Preparing a monthly progress report of all relevant schemes and highlighting progress or slippage against original estimates.
Liaising with regional colleagues to identify opportunities for cost savings that may flow from meeting conditions and reserved matters in the most cost-effective or economical manner.
Preparing ad hoc advice to the company relating to any changes in planning policy (national/local) that may impact on the cost or future delivery of new opportunities.
Attending meetings that may be necessary in the performance of your duties.
Complying with and upholding company policies and procedures.
Undertaking any additional tasks as may reasonably be required from time to time.ESSENTIAL SKILLS / ATTRIBUTES

Full UK Driving Licence
Post qualification experience in a planning role (developer, consultant or LPA)
Project management experience of major residential / residential led mixed use development schemes
Ability to persuade and negotiate (written and verbal)
Excellent interpersonal communication skillsPlease apply to learn more


If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more please apply online today attaching a copy of your current CV. Alternatively contact us on (phone number removed).

Howells Solutions are an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. Howells Solutions acts as an Employment Business for the supply of temporary workers and an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies
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