Redrow Homes

Planning Manager

Redrow Homes
18 Mar 2019
Sam Price
Contract Type
Full Time

To contribute to managing the Company’s Land Bank to ensure that development sites (greenfield/brownfield) are progressed through the Planning System as efficiently as possible; and provide planning expertise as required regarding new development opportunities. 

The role will involve working on projects from inception to completion from day one and you will be given a level of ownership of projects that very few planners experience. You will provide pre-acquisition planning advice, project-manage planning applications and where appropriate complete the requisite reports and supporting documents.  You will follow each project to its successful conclusion.

The Planning team in an Operating Division is part of the land buying team and contributes planning expertise to all land purchases; greenfield and brownfield, short term and strategic options/promotion agreements.

The Department is also responsible for managing the company’s forward land interests, both options and land acquired.

The post holder may also report to the Group Planning   Director on specific land/planning issues.

Management of External Consultants

  • Ensure all consultants understand Redrow’s objectives and are designing to the appropriate and local authority requirements as well as other regulatory body requirements.

  • Assist with optimising pre planning layouts as well as performing design audits on consented schemes. 

  • Organise relevant surveys and investigations

  • Organise acoustic, daylight reports, structural, sustainability reports etc

  • Good knowledge of the planning system and able to produce a strategy for securing planning consents in line with the Division’s Budget and Business Plan

  • Build strong relationships with planning officers, highways officers etc within your region.

  • Monitor fee budgets.

  • Understand the technical opportunities and constraints of a construction site.

Management of existing sites where construction has commenced:

  • Management of all planning conditions including fee proposals, obtaining documents and submission;

  • Handling of enforcement queries and complaints;

  • Ongoing liaison with Local Authority officers to maintain positive relationships;

  • Generation and maintenance of condition trackers ;

  • Resolution of issues arising as construction continues due to deviation from planning permission: amendment of planning permission through non material amendments/s73 applications, amendment of s106 through deed of variation;

  • Attendance of site based project meetings providing planning input;

  • Planning advice in terms of potential re-planning to intensify site or amend mix to improve viability;

  • Provide reports and updates to senior management team as required.  

Management of Planning function where site is owned but Planning Status does not allow construction to commence:

  • Facilitate the timely submission of Planning applications of sites within our ownership through appointment of appropriate project team to provide specialist input  including fee proposals, instruction and management and

  • Working up of Planning Application pack whilst advising and interacting with other departments: technical/sales/commercial/construction to understand and minimise issues to these department as a result of the planning process and to best promote our product and house range;

  • Assessment of planning issues

  • Advise on compliance with Planning Policy at National, Local Authority and Neighbourhood level

Provide planning advice on proposed future site purchases

  • Undertake Planning Appraisals of potential development sites

  • With appropriate assistance review all Design layout drawings at key stages of design and development to ensure compliance with the company requirements eg, Viability, Planning Application, Tender, and Pre Start.

  • Identify suitability, status and likelihood of support by the relevant local authority by informing of potential planning constraints and opportunities.

Ensure an up to date and efficient database is maintained to assist in the implementation of current and forward land policies in the company.

Ensure familiarity with Redrow Group’s Health, Safety and Environmental policies and comply with employee responsibilities.

At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions.

Implement new ideas and methods and continue to seek ways of both improving contribution to the organisation’s goals and enhancing the reputation of the company.

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