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Job Title: Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: UK - England - East of England, Bedfordshire - Bedford
REF: 116093
Contact Name: Josh Marshall
Contact Email:
Job Published: 2 months ago

The Planner will be required to complete a range of planning applications including Minor and possibly Major applications as part of a team delivering full end to end or capacity based services for Local Planning Authorities.


Position requires motivated Planner with experience of evaluating the full range of minor and other applications. The position entails the completion of a planning workload to meet the required deadlines, therefore the right individual must be able to demonstrate strong time management skills and an ability to work under pressure.


The role requires liaising with both external and internal parties, negotiating with applicants and agents and communicating effectively with other members of the team.  Therefore, role requires excellent oral and written communication skills.

The applicant must have a Relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent within a planning discipline and 1-2 years post qualification experience.

Full driver’s license required.


Must have completed an RTPI accredited degree and be willing or already be on the pathway to being chartered 



  • Completion of delegated and committee planning application reports in accordance with the company’s agreed Key Performance Indicators, including Residential Extensions, Lawful Development Certificates, Prior Notifications, Advertisement Consents and Changes of Use
  • Effective commutation and negotiation with applicants and agents with regards to planning applications, planning queries and post-refusal advice..
  • Day to day liaison with team members, clients and interested parties
  • Ensuring a right first time approach by maintaining high productivity, efficiency and effectiveness.  
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