Head of Planning

9 Jun | 2022

Job Ref: Land & Development | Residential

Head of Planning - Hertfordshire

We are currently working with a very successful housebuilder operating in Hertfordshire who are looking for a Head of Planning to work alongside the Director, running the planning department as a whole across the Hertfordshire/Buckinghamshire region.

Responsibilities will include:

The role of a Head of Planning is a front-end one in running applications and handling delivery for multiple sites while appointing and leading a team of Planners, managing planning processes throughout.

Additionally, you will:

  • Work second to the Planning Director of the region.
  • Manage overall planning process across multiple projects.
  • Set up briefs and manage the planning process throughout.
  • Propose plans to council to obtain planning permission.
  • Steer applications and factor in what’s viable for the development process.
  • Give planning advice to land teams when buying sites.
  • Aid in appointing external planning consultancies to produce required documentation.
  • Build cases for planning applications.
  • Attend public consultation meetings.
  • Meet local residents and present plans – be the face of the company.

Candidates should have:

  • Have worked with a housebuilder previously.
  • A background in residential development planning roles.
  • Excellent communication and Interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work well under pressure.
  • Highly skilled in negotiations and sales.
  • Very proficient presentational skills.

This is an excellent role with a successful housebuilding business that would suit someone with a background in residential development planning and is looking to broaden their horizons by working on some of the country’s most prestigious housing developments.

For further information, please apply today

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