Planning Manager

Specific Location
Barratt David Wilson Homes, Southern Counties, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4SW

Southern Counties

Hours of Work
37.5 Hour per week 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday,

Barratt David Wilson

Contract Type

Closing Date
19 July 2018

Planning Manager

Our Planning Teams manage the spectrum of areas of the planning system on behalf of the Company. In an ever-changing planning environment, our teams have experience in influencing the formation of planning policy, strategic land promotion, handling the development management process and implementing community engagement strategies.

Depending on the position within the team, you may be working on the identification of future land acquisition opportunities, devising planning strategies, managing consultant development teams, drafting the statements required for the submission of planning applications and delivering immediate or long term planning projects on a variety of scales. As part of this process, you will be involved in partnership working and liaison with a variety of planning authorities, local stakeholders and local residents.

As Planning Manager you will manage all divisional planning applications and land promotions and provide the management for all planning matters for the Land/Development department and to assist Technical Department in clearance of conditions when required. You will drive the timely achievement of planning to assist the Division in achievement of Land acquisition targets.


  • Manage all facets of the day-to-day promotion of all current planning application
  • Providing advice to the Land and Technical teams on identified housing sites e.g. carrying out site investigations, producing and interpreting planning reports, pulling together planning packs.
  • Monitoring progress of planning status of all Local Authorities LDFs within the division
  • Managing all external consultants involved in the planning applications/promotions
  • Liaising with Council Planning Offices and undertaking community engagements.
  • Negotiating S106 terms with LA’s, solicitors and Barristers.
  • Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures.

Personal characteristics / qualifications and skills:

  • Graduate level – Planner or Chartered Surveyor
  • RTPI and/or RICS accreditation, 10 years’ experience with a local authority, house builder or private consultancy
  • Experience in planning policy/DC and project management
  • Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Possession of driving license and, ideally, good knowledge of the local area
  • Ability to work on their own initiative, self-manage and prioritise own workload and manage assistant.
  • PC Literate.


What About the Benefits Package?

Competitive base salary

Company Bonus Scheme

25 days’ holiday with additional days accrued with length of service

Money Purchase Pension Scheme

Life cover

Choice of Flexible Benefits

Private Medical Insurance – Single Cover with option to upgrade

Annual Health Assessment

Enhanced Family Friendly Policies


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