Planning Manager - Watford

22 Nov | 2022

Job Ref: Land & Development | Residential

Planning Manager – Hertfordshire


Up to £70,000 + Annual Bonus + Car Allowance + Healthcare + Pension

We are currently working with a very successful housebuilder operating in Hertfordshire who are looking for a Planning Manager to achieve planning permission for residential sites across the Hertfordshire/Buckinghamshire region.


Responsibilities will include:

As Planning Manager 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.

Additionally, you will:

  • 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.


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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