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Regional Planning Manager / Full time

Avant Homes

Competitive Salary

Wakefield, Yorkshire & Humberside



Here at Avant Homes, we look to constantly challenge the status quo in our relentless pursuit of new, better and different ways to be amazing! We are looking for people who share our passion and want to stand out from the crowd, take pride in what we do and be part of an energetic, values-driven and diverse team. Avant Homes are a HBF Five Star Rated housebuilder operating in Scotland, the North East of England, Yorkshire and the Midlands, with seven regional offices employing over 700 people. 
We have ambitious growth plans and the commitment to achieve them. Our mission is to become the housebuilder of choice by making aspirational homes attainable.  Due to continued success and future business growth, we have an exciting opportunity for a Regional Planning Manager to join our team based at our West Yorkshire office in Wakefield. 

The Role

Are you a successful planning manager with a proven track record of securing planning approvals? Are you commercially minded, passionate and have strong relationship building skills? Do you want to be a part of a friendly, driven team? If yes then look no further, your next career could be with us! 

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

Key duties and requirements

You will also; 

  • Provide the Regional Technical Director and Head of Land 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.
  • Work closely with the Regional Technical team and third-party providers to ensure that planning applications are prepared in accordance with Local Authority and our own business requirements.
  • Actively manage and be responsible for the planning application process for all applications in the Region through direct liaison and negotiation with the Local Authority and key stakeholders.
  • Proactively identify and negotiate planning gain contributions with the Head of Land and Regional Technical Director.
  • Manage the drafting and completion of all Section 106 Agreements with the Local Authority and our legal teams.
  • Ensure that all planning permissions are value-driven and are commercially optimal for the region to achieve its business plan. 
  • Manage the compliance and coordination on the discharge of planning conditions.
  • Provide key status, project information, assessments, analysis, and recommendations in relation to all regional planning matters, take action to mitigate planning risk, protect land acquisition, site start development targets and KPIs. 
  • Monitor and report on both local and national planning policy changes and key planning decisions. 
  • Engage in the process of determining, agreeing & delivering site start programmes so that planning matters are not a risk to meeting the agreed timescales. 
  • Provide effective & relevant planning reports and documentation for each development. 
  • Providing support where necessary to the Head of Planning on all planning matters.

Who are we looking for?

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 Planning Authority where you will have gained diverse experience in planning management and securing commercially deliverable planning approvals. 

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

To be considered for this role you must also possess;

  • A relevant qualification or broad and extensive experience in planning management.
  • An excellent track record of successfully delivering planning approvals
  • An in-depth understanding of the legal frameworks associated with planning management and development procurement.
  • Comprehensive technical and legal knowledge and broad Financial / Commercial awareness that impact on land acquisition and planning matters. 

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, dare to be different, join us and be a part of Avant’s future success!

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