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Planning Manager

Closing Date: 2024-06-14

Location: Tamworth

Salary: Competitive

Type: Permanent - Full Time

There’s nothing better than knowing you’re part of a team that has made something perfect for someone. Our Planning Manager plays a crucial role in our large, family-run company, developing and implementing programmes of action to ensure the necessary consents, and liaising with all relevant internal and external parties to maintain schedules. You’ll bring your previous experience and in depth knowledge of planning policies and guidelines, and we’ll promise you a prosperous career with ongoing support, training and great career development. Be part of something more satisfying and together we will create great things.

 

We are recruiting for an experienced Planning Manager, to be based in our Midlands Region, based in Tamworth. Bringing an in depth knowledge of planning policy and guidelines along with a sharp commercial focus, you will support in the delivery of regional planning and profit targets, identifying opportunities for cost savings from meeting conditions and reserved matters in the most cost-effective manner. First-rate communication, negotiation and organisational skills are an absolute must. You should also be a real team worker keen to make the role your own.

 

MAIN DUTIES

  • Supporting the Design & Technical Team to deliver the regional planning and profit targets.
  • Following the grant of outline planning* consent to draw up and agree (in conjunction with the town planning, technical and design teams) a programme of action to clear/discharge all necessary consents, conditions and matters preventing the implementation of a consent (*there will be instances where a detailed consent or hybrid consent is obtained but the general principle remains the same).
  • Monitoring the individual programme and co-ordinating and managing the necessary actions in conjunction with the design and technical teams and (where necessary) the town planning team.
  • Liaising with the local authorities and agreeing mechanisms and action plans with local authority staff to discharge all individual conditions and consents that are necessary to implement a site consent.
  • To support land team in promotional activities in conjunction with the regional Planning Director
  • To assist the D&T Director in the submission and negotiation of Planning Applications
  • Discharging all necessary ‘pre start’ Section 106 obligations or requirements.
  • Chasing progress and coordinating activity and liaisons across the company functions so as to ensure that programmes are adhered to.
  • Chasing progress by local authorities and external agencies to maintain programmes and discharge individual tasks.
  • Preparing a monthly progress report of all relevant schemes and highlighting progress or slippage against original estimates.
  • Liaising with regional colleagues to identify opportunities for cost savings that may flow from meeting conditions and reserved matters in the most cost-effective or economical manner.
  • Preparing ad hoc advice to the company relating to any changes in planning policy (national/local) that may impact on the cost or future delivery of new opportunities.
  • Attending meetings that may be necessary in the performance of your duties.
  • Complying with and upholding company policies and procedures.
  • Undertaking any additional tasks as may reasonably be required from time to time.
  • Maintaining all health and safety aspects associated with Covid-19.

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS / ATTRIBUTES 

  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Post qualification experience in a planning role (developer, consultant or LPA)
  • Project management experience of major residential / residential led mixed use development schemes
  • Ability to persuade and negotiate (written and verbal)
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

 

COMPANY BENEFITS

  • Company Car
  • Company Phone and workstation
  • Bupa Health Care Cover
  • Scottish Widows Pension Scheme
  • 33 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays)
  • Group Staff Discount at Triumph Motorcycles ltd.
  • Competitive discount on our homes (dependent upon the property and location)

 

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