Senior Planning Manager

Harrow Estates
Land & Planning
Number of positions for this role
Harrow Estates, Cheshire

To manage planning activities in relation to all aspects of land purchase, both short and long term to ensure that appropriate planning consents are obtained cost effectively.

Key Responsibilities

Management of the Business
The post holder actively participates as part of the company’s management team in the general running of the company, achieving the company’s targets; and seeking to positively influence the progression and growth of the company.

Management of the Department
Assist in the effective management of the company’s planning function by helping to ensure that best practices are followed, costs are controlled, and the department maximises revenue generation and contribution to the company’s operating profit.

Planning Appraisal
Undertake Planning Appraisals of potential development sites, identify risks, and make recommendations on the prospects of achieving planning permission and the likely timeframes.
4. Planning Applications and Appeals
 Prepare and manage applications and planning appeals for residential and mixed use developments of varying scale involving both brownfield and greenfield sites across the country.
 Engage in negotiations with officers, local community groups and other stakeholders at both pre-application and post - application submission stages, including attendance at meetings where necessary.

Planning Policy Promotion

Ensure land it is effectively promoted through the management of policy representations to emerging Local Plan consultations and attendance at Examinations where appropriate.
Monitor and advise on the way in which changes in planning policy, legislation, and regulation are likely to shape the planning strategies and investment decisions made by the Company.

Help ensure the planning team operates in accordance with Company policies and procedures and develop a strong understanding of development opportunities and competitor activity.


Prepare papers for inclusion in Company Board Pack, update the Board and Management team on planning appraisals for land acquisitions and case management; and advise on general planning matters and inform of relevant changes in National, Divisional and Local policies and advise of any likely impact of such changes.

Attend Management meetings and Land/Planning meetings and keep the management team fully informed of issues and progress.

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