Senior Planning Manager

9 Jun | 2022

Job Ref: Senior Appointments | Residential

Senior Planning Manager - Hertfordshire

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

Responsibilities will include:

The role of a Senior Planning Manager is a front-end one in running applications across 5-10 sites at varying stages. External planning consultants will be appointed and managed throughout the planning process, ensuring planners and consultants are well coordinated and on track to achieve planning permission timely and sufficiently.


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.

Candidates should have:

  • Have worked with a housebuilder, construction consultancy or housing association 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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