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We are looking for a talented Planner or Senior Planner, who can give advice on planning and land use to a variety of clients including leading retailers, house builders, developers and investment institutions as well as local planning authorities.


Ideally, you will have experience working in a range of sectors including housing, retail, infrastructure and mixed use projects.

Lichfields is the pre-eminent planning and development consultancy in the UK. Our specialists deliver insight, innovation and advice to create great places for future generations.

Our people are central to our success. They are bright, creative, committed and adaptable whilst remaining focused on delivering the highest levels of planning excellence. You will be providing advice to some of the UK’s best companies on some of the most exciting and challenging projects. In return, you will work in a culture that is dynamic and highly innovative, sharing in many benefits.

Lichfields is owned by an Employee Benefit Trust and therefore we have no financial or other obligations to external shareholders. Our profits are reinvested into the business and shared with staff through bonus schemes.

We celebrate our 55th anniversary this year. Since 2012 we’ve raised over £139,000 for local charities, for which we were awarded ‘JustGiving Company of the Year’.


You will have proven experience in the following work areas: planning applications and appeals; site appraisals; planning strategies; development plan representations and providing advice and guidance to clients throughout all stages of the planning process.  Experience of work on Environmental Impact Assessments will also be helpful.


You will be able to show an excellent standard of written and spoken English, with good analytical skills and interpersonal skills.


The role will require working on a number of projects, so a proven ability to manage your own time, workload and problem solve is critical.


You will also be able to demonstrate the skills required to market, win new work and innovate as these are important elements of the role.


Minimum requirements are:

  • at least 2.1 at first degree level
  • RTPI accredited town planning qualification.  A RICS accredited qualification (planning & development route) would also be acceptable.  This will be a Master's level.

In your application, please state your subjects and grades at A level and GCSE level (or equivalent qualifications).


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