Town Planner

Town Planner

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Location/Division: St Neots

About the Firm Brown&Co was formed in 1993 following a management buyout from Royal Life Estates. Since then the firm has grown substantially and today we are a leading provider of agency, professional and consultancy services across the whole range of rural, commercial and residential property, agriculture and the environment. From an increasing network of offices throughout East Anglia, the Midlands and the Yorkshire and Humber region, as well as overseas, we combine a high level of specialist technical expertise with experience and local knowledge.

The firm has a real commitment to build strong, proactive, and long-term relationships with both corporate and private clients, for whom we always strive to deliver the best results and total satisfaction. Our well trained and enthusiastic staff are encouraged by the partners to play an active part in the firm's future development and success.

Overview of Role

Our St Neot’s office is looking for a Town Planner to join their Architecture & Planning team. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and communication skills and be detail conscious and accurate. The role will work as part of the team that delivers an exceptional level of service to clients at all times by working to tight deadlines so the ability to thrive under pressure is required.


• Prepare planning appraisals of land, buildings and concepts.

• Undertake research and analysis.

• Prepare pre application enquiries, planning applications and appeals, including planning/ appeal statements.

• Contribute to the preparation/editing of Design & Access statements, sustainability statements, and other supporting documents.

• Liaise and negotiate with planning officers, employees of consultee organisations, third parties.

• Liaise and cultivate good relationships with clients and fellow professionals.

• Prepare/make presentations at meetings, including Parish Council and Planning Committee.

• Assist in drawing up, presenting and negotiating competitive fee proposals.

• Assist in developing creative and original solutions to satisfy all parties.

• Write complex reports, interpreting data and making clear and relevant recommendations.

• Ensure compliance with planning regulations.

• Communicate and negotiate effectively with clients and colleagues.

• Take responsibility for projects from the earliest stages through to completion

• Maintain an awareness of market conditions and the impact of government policies.

• Keep informed about documents relating to planning policy and practice.


• Completed an MRTPI accredited course (essential) and working towards becoming a Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI).

• Detailed knowledge of the UK Town Planning system (essential).

• Technically competent in discipline (essential).

• Local knowledge and experience (advantageous).

• Full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle.

• Flexibility to work within Cambridgeshire or Bedfordshire.

• 1 year + experience in private/public sector