Planning Consultant


  • 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.


  • A degree in town planning with eligibility for membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
  • At least two years post qualification experience either in the private sector or local government (preferably within development – management).
  • A successful track record in the preparation or consideration of planning applications.
  •  A competent understanding of planning law, practice and policy and its application within the planning system.
  • A sound knowledge of the processes and protocols of local planning authorities and planning inspectorate.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and also to show initiative for lone working when required.
  • An on-going record of Continuing Professional Development with the intention of working towards Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
  • IT competency.
  • A professional manner and personal appearance.
  • A valid UK driving licence.


  • A competitive salary, dependent on skills and experience.
  • Opportunities to grow within the practice.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • 21 days annual leave + bank holidays.

How to apply

Applicants should send a CV to our Town Planning Director, Matt Frost at the following email address: