Planning Consultant

Working across a broad range of development sectors, BoonBrown offers a comprehensive and collaborative design service to help deliver client’s needs from concept to construction.

Due to ongoing growth and ambition, Boon Brown requires a Planning Consultant (full time) to join the busy town planning team in its Yeovil office. The planning team currently comprises 4 members of staff, including Planning Director and Associate.

Responsibilities of this role will include:

      • The preparation of a varied range of planning applications including outline, full and reserved matters applications, prior notifications, certificate of lawful use and discharge of planning conditions, including writing supporting documents such as planning statements and statements of community involvement etc.
      • Project management of planning applications, including liaison with all members of the consultant team, local planning authority, third parties and other stakeholders in the planning process.
      • Attending and speaking at public meetings on behalf of the client, such as parish council meetings, local authority committee meetings and public consultation events (public meetings are often held outside of normal working hours, in the evening and, the successful applicant will be expected to attend such meetings where reasonable).
      • Attending site visits/meetings to undertake assessments on development opportunities and the preparation of feasibility reports or written advice.
      • Preparation of fee proposals.
      • Preparation and submission of planning appeals via written representations, informal hearing or public inquiry, including writing appeal statements and attending hearings and inquires as expert witness.
      • Researching all aspects of planning policy and law as required.
      • Submission of representations to local planning authorities in relation to emerging planning policy documents.

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