Planner - Residential Housing

England, Suffolk, Ipswich
£22000 - £28000 per annum
18 Jan 2019
Chelsea Hart
Contract Type
Full Time

Planner - Residential Housing


Competative Salary

The Company:

My Client is a National Housing Developer looking for an experienced Planner to join their innovative team. The role will be covering Suffolk.

To be considered for this role you must have a solid knowledge and understanding of the planning process. Preferably you will have a good local knowledge of the area and experience either within a town planning support role or worked for a reputable House Builder or Council. Strong negotiation skills, time management and a methodological way of thinking are a must.

The Planner will be responsible for:

The ideal candidate will be required to demonstrate a full understanding of the planning system, particularly the procedures involved in the identification and promotion of residential land and in the management of planning applications both at outline stage and reserved matters stage.

They will need a clear understanding of planning legislation and national policy, both new and emerging, that will affect the delivery of the supply of land for housing and the detail of residential schemes that are promoted.

They will also need to have a clear grasp of working thought the planning application process to deliver implementable planning consent(s) and enable a start on site. Therefore, knowledge of technical and commercial requirements of discharging conditions and working with S106 agreements is also required.

Effective professional and social skills are essential, as the role will involve working with a diverse range of people, including landowners, public and private sector professionals as well as politicians and local residents.

The ideal candidate must possess:

  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Qualified to degree level/HND or similar qualification
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Motivated individual

Planner Salary & Benefits

You will be working for a modern, forward thinking business; that believe the strengths, skills and personalities of their people are the key to the groups success. This is a permanent, full time role for which you will receive a highly competitive salary + Benefits, along with the long-term opportunity for career progression.


If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more please apply online today attaching a copy of your current CV. Alternatively contact us on 01474 850707.

Howells Solutions are an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. Howells Solutions acts as an Employment Business for the supply of temporary workers and an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies.