Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have a new opportunity for a Planner to join our team within the Vistry East Anglia division, at our Peterborough office. As our Planner, you will assist with the design and planning of residential developments for Vistry East Anglia and co-ordinate the planning process to meet departmental objectives, in accordance with the Company’s best practice and procedures.


Working as the Planner you will co-ordinate and assist with the preparation of layouts and planning matters for all sites, helping to organise and project manage external consultant teams, ensuring targets and deadlines are met for planning applications.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare 
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • Architecture or Planning-related Degree or relevant experience in the industry

  • Previous experience working within a residential house builder, Consultant or Local Authority

  • Experience of project management

  • Able to influence and persuade others to their point of view
  • Commercial awareness
  • Capable of implementing change and of using their initiative
  • Resilient, positive, confident and assertive but diplomatic
  • Strong mathematical ability
  • A good communicator/listener
  • An awareness of the social and environmental impact of your work
  • Accurate with an eye for detail

More about the Planner role…

  • Prepare design and planning briefs, tender packages and commission works being undertaken by external consultants in the preparation of planning applications , having regard to planning budgets
  • Prepare, submit and monitor a range of different planning application types from pre-application to determination to obtain positive consents, including the preparation of supporting planning documentation where necessary
  • Participate in discussions with all relevant bodies and Local Planning Authorities, in conjunction with external project teams, and engage with the public and relevant stakeholders
  • Assist the Land Department in the preparation of planning appraisals for new land opportunities
  • Contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Land Department in conjunction with the other land personnel
  • Assist with an effective handover to the regional business following the grant of planning permission to ensure a smooth and efficient site start is achieved for each development

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

At Vistry Group, we build more than homes. We develop sustainable communities across all sectors of the UK housing market through our leading housing brands Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Countryside Homes. Delivered through Vistry Housebuilding, Countryside Partnerships and Vistry Works with the support of Vistry Services, our values of integrity, caring, and quality continue to shape all we do.

We’re proud that our UK Green Building Council membership, 2021 Large Housebuilder of the Year award and status as a UK top-five housebuilder with a five-star House Builders Federation (HBF) customer satisfaction rating allows us to transform land into thriving spaces. We’re also proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. From memories and communities to worthwhile careers, we’re making Vistry.

Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: Ashurst, Southgate Park,Bakewell Road, Peterborough, PE2 6YS

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