Planning Manager, Residential Development

Cognisant Limited
£45,000 - £50,000 (DOE) Basic + Bonus + Car Allowance + Package
Closing date
27 May 2022
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Our client is a well-known and respected regional housebuilder. They work across the whole of Yorkshire and beyond, developing high quality new homes in sought after locations. Due to continued expansion, they are looking to recruit a talented individual to the role of Planning Manager.

Keys aspects of the role:

  • Undertaking site appraisals and investigations
  • Preparing planning applications and appeals and negotiating successful outcomes
  • Working closely with planning officers, local councillors, and residents to negotiate and obtain successful planning consents
  • Discharging planning conditions and legal agreement obligations to enable timely site commencement

We are seeking a high calibre planning professional with experience in a similar role in either a residential developer or planning consultancy. You will ideally be MRTPI qualified, although this is not a pre-requisite, have a good knowledge of the development sector and be able to build strong and lasting working relationships.

For a confidential discussion, please contact: Mark Heald, Director, Cognisant 07796 514558


Cognisant is an executive recruitment consultancy, working across all disciplines, connecting people and businesses within the following sectors:

  • Housebuilding & Residential Development – Speculative & Affordable
  • PRS, Student & BtR
  • Mixed-Use & Regeneration
  • Commercial Development – inc. Industrial & Logistics, Office, Retail & Leisure
  • Real Estate
  • Facilities Management

Cognisant offer over four decades of expertise, and with our national coverage we partner with clients from major quoted organisations, large SMEs, to niche, privately owned companies. Cognisant offer the full suite of recruitment services, including: Executive Search & Selection, Advertised Selection, Contingency, Benefits & Salary Benchmarking and Competitor Analysis all on either a permanent or interim basis, executive or non-executive. If you are looking for your next role or are hiring we would love to talk.

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For a confidential conversation please contact Mark Heald, Director on 07796 514558 or via email on

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