Town Planner

Location: Persimmon Homes Lancashire

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 31 August 2024

Salary: Competitive Salary and Package

Specific Hours: 37.5

Town Planner

From the commitment we pour into our homes, to the belief we bring to supporting amazing careers, a role at Persimmon is a springboard for Building Your New Possible. Discover new opportunities to grow, learn new skills and release your potential.

We’re Persimmon Homes, a FTSE 100 listed company and a leading UK house builder serving local communities across the UK and delivering around 10,000 homes a year. We have 29 operating businesses in England, Wales and Scotland, three house-building brands and three off-site manufacturing facilities.

We’re looking for people like you, and this could be your opportunity to start Building Your New Possible.

What is the role?

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Planning Team. This role typically reports to Land & Planning Manager and will have contact with consultants, local planning authorities, stakeholders and local communities.

The purpose of the role is to carry out planning and development appraisals, prepare and submit planning and other related applications within the residential sector for both immediate and strategic sites.

The role will include:

  • Producing site assessments, detailed examination of planning histories, policy analysis, interpretation and consideration of material considerations, and setting up / inputting into new site appraisals for immediate and strategic sites in a timely manner to meet required deadlines to maintain the relationship with the Land team and protect the interests of the company.
  • Prepare and project manage different types of planning applications from Outline/Full and Reserved Matters to the discharge of planning conditions accurately so that the Region can maintain delivery of homes on new and ongoing sites.
  • Liaise and brief internal and external layout designers, external consultants and officers at Local Planning Authorities prior, during and post submission in order to develop strong working relationships
  • Prepare Planning Statements, and a range of other planning documents required to support applications accurately and on time so the business can continue to achieve the necessary planning approvals
  • Organise supporting information and attend required stakeholder/public consultation events with professionalism at all times to build confidence with the general public
  • Formulating planning strategies to promote medium and long term development sites through the plan-making process under the guidance of the Planning Manager to continue a pipeline of new sites for the region
  • On occasion to deputise for the Head of Planning to provide support and assistance to the team
  • Monitor development plan progress and associated evidence based and policy documents within each local planning authority area

What experience, qualifications and skills are we looking for?

  • Previous experience working in the private or public sector in the field of development management / planning policy
  • Degree / Masters Planning Degree ideally with an MRTPI accreditation and a rounded knowledge of town planning
  • Ability to adapt to change and to work accurately and efficiently under pressure
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Full UK driving licence

What’s in it for you?

The Salary & Benefits package

  • Salary competitive (DOE)
  • Company car or car allowance
  • Contributory pension
  • Life cover
  • Healthcare
  • Bonus

Persimmon has a Hybrid Working Policy for core roles in the business allowing staff to apply for home working.

When you join us, the future is yours to explore. You can realise your full potential through industry-leading training and clearly signposted career paths. Persimmon is where hard graft and team spirit means real variety, satisfaction and rewards. A place where you can be at your best, and even go beyond what you thought you were capable of. If this sounds like the place for you, apply today and start Building Your New Possible.

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Persimmon is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

Our aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

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