Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Planner to join our team within the Vistry East division. As our Planner, you will play a key part assisting with the design and planning of the regions’ residential developments and co-ordinate the planning process to meet departmental objectives, in accordance with the company’s best practice and procedures.


As our Planner you will help to co-ordinate and assist with the preparation of layouts and planning matters for all sites. You will also organise and programme external project 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
  • An Architecture or Planning Degree or relevant experience in the industry

  • 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…

  • 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.
  • Prepare design and planning briefs, tender packages and commission works being undertaken by external consultants in the preparation of planning applications.
  • Ensure you have read the Company’s health and safety policies and procedures observe them at all times.
  • Reporting any accidents or near misses immediately to your Manager and record them in the accident book.
  • Ensure your workplace is kept tidy and any hazards are eliminated or reported to your line manager.
  • Wear appropriate protective clothing on site at all times.

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: Building 7,Caldecotte Lake Business Park, Milton Keynes, MK7 8JU

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