Regional Planning Manager - North East

Closing date: 31/07/2024

Competitive Salary & Discretionary Performance Bonus & Company Car Plan/Cash Allowance & Holidays (Buy, Sell and Accrual Scheme) & Company Pension & Private Healthcare & Life Assurance & Benefits

With lots of exciting plans in the pipeline, there’s never been a better time to join Avant Homes, let us tell you why…

Avant Homes is a housebuilder operating in Scotland, the North East of England, across Yorkshire and the East and West Midlands, with eight regional offices employing over 600 people.

We have ambitious growth plans and are looking for passionate individuals to help us achieve them. Our mission is to provide affordable yet aspirational homes to our communities, ensuring that new homes are accessible and attainable for all with a product suitable for everyone.

Avant Homes are proud to employ local people across our developments and within our regional offices, teamwork is key to everything that we do.

We are looking for people who want to be a part of something special, so why not start the foundations and build your career with us today?

Due to continued success and future business growth, we have an exciting opportunity for a Regional Planning Manager to join our North East regional team based in Sunderland.

The Role

Are you a successful Planner or Planning Manager with a proven track record of securing planning approvals?

Are you commercially minded, passionate and have strong relationship building skills?

If yes then look no further, your next career could be with us!

Joining our team as Regional Planning Manager you will support the Land, Technical and Commercial teams to develop, agree, implement and deliver the regions land acquisition and development requirements through successfully advising on and gaining planning approvals that meet the Region’s business plan and future growth requirements.

Key duties and requirements

You will also be responsible for but not limited to;

  • Providing the technical and land teams with operational & tactical land appraisal planning reports, assessments presenting clear and reasoned planning advice in terms of potential risks/opportunities and likely planning gain requirements.
  • Working closely with regional teams and third-party providers to ensure that planning applications are prepared in accordance with Local Authority requirements.
  • Managing the regional planning application process through direct liaison with the Local Planning Authority.
  • Proactively identifying, under the guidance of the Land and Commercial Directors to negotiate planning gain contributions.
  • Managing the drafting and completion of all section agreements with the Local Authority and legal team.
  • Managing the compliance and coordination on the discharge of planning conditions.
  • Providing key status, project information, assessments, analysis and recommendations in relation to all planning matters, take action to mitigate planning risk, protect land acquisition, site start development targets and KPIs.
  • Monitoring and reporting on both local and national planning policy changes and movements.
  • Engaging in the process of determining, agreeing & delivering site start programmes so that planning matters are not a risk to meeting the agreed timescales.
  • Providing effective & relevant planning reports and documentation for each development or phase of development.

Who are we looking for?

To be successful as our Regional Planning Manager, you will be able to evidence your previous success on delivering planning requirements.

To be considered for the role you will currently be working within a Town Planning discipline with a minimum of 2 years’ experience. You will currently be working for either a private sector consultancy, housebuilder or local authority where you will have gained diverse experience in planning management and securing commercially deliverable planning approvals.

We are also open to receiving applications from senior candidates who are experts in the planning field and an effective business/project delivery manager.

Delivering on excellence and control are key to the success within this role.

What will you get in return?

  • Discretionary bonus
  • Company car plan/cash allowance
  • Buy, sell and accrual holiday scheme
  • Private Health care
  • Company Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Other Benefits including our exclusive Avant discount platform

If this sounds like you, join us and be a part of Avant’s future success!


Apply now