We are looking to recruit an experienced Planner in our Rugby office, to provide a comprehensive and professional planning and development consultancy service and advice to clients and the partners and staff of Howkins & Harrison LLP across the midlands
Main Duties – Planner, Rugby
Carry out desktop and on-site appraisals to identify development and re-development opportunities
Provide professional planning advice and recommendations
Submit pre-applications to local authorities
Prepare the necessary submissions in order to submit valid planning applications on behalf of clients and manage the process through to determination, including presentation at local authority planning committee hearings and if then required – an appeal process
Submission of; S78, listed building consent, conservation area consent, agricultural prior notification, prior approvals, certificates of lawfulness applications
Prepare development plan representations and subsequent monitoring progress of sites through the development plan process
Liaison with all stakeholders in the planning and development process
Identify opportunities, organise and participate in community engagement events, and build relationships with other professionals and stakeholders in the planning application process
You will be personable with good communication skills, enthusiastic and motivated, commercially focused, a good negotiator and able to work to achieve high professional standards for both clients and colleagues.
Our existing team of surveyors and planners will offer full support where needed but you will be expected to work using your initiative individually and as part of a team.
As your career progresses, so will the responsibility for clients and the type of work carried out, outside work you should be willing to embrace the local area and are encouraged to get involved in activities outside work which involve you in the local community.
Planner, Rugby – Person Specification
Relevant planning qualification
Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute
Full valid driving licence
Skills/abilities (such as oral or written, manual dexterity etc)
Sound knowledge of the planning system and associated planning policy, guidance and law.
Excellent written and reporting skills
Good team player but able to work on own initiative
Good time manager
Good technical drawing ability
Minimum 1 year as a planner in the public or private sector, although newly qualified candidates with the right attributes will also be considered
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