Planner/Senior Planner

Cambridge Central
We are excited to be recruiting newly qualified planners and senior planners to join our growing Planning & Development team in Cambridge. The experienced planners will assist senior members in the preparation of planning appraisals, site assessments, planning applications, local plan representations and appeal statements. They will also work as part of the wider team in developing new client and consultant relationships and enhancing existing relationships. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to expand on their current experience and evolve their role to a senior level,We are based in an excellent central location, just a short walk from Cambridge station and offer a competitive salary & benefits package. In addition, we have a range of flexible benefits which you can pick to suit your personal circumstances and offer flexible working arrangements for those seeking such requirements. 
Planning and Development
Contract Type
Working Hours
Full Time


  • Assist and at the discretion of the Partner/Associate Partner in charge to assume direct responsibility for:
  • The provision of professional planning advice to clients on a variety of planning matters
  • Prepare Planning Appraisal Reports, strategy advice and recommendations
  • Written representations, informal hearings and public inquiry appeals
  • Prepare and submit applications for Certificates of Lawfulness
  • Preparing and submitting Local Plan representations and taking them through the adoption process
  • Making representations on behalf of clients to Local Plans through evidence at Local Plan Inquiries Contributing towards the smooth running of the Planning & Development Division and Carter Jonas.
  • Negotiations with local authorities and other statutory undertakers on behalf of clients on planning applications and other planning related matters
  • Preparing and submitting grounds for appeal
  • Any other duties that may be required from time to time



The ideal candidates will be recently RTPI qualified with experience in a planning consultancy role with experience in consulting and/or local authority. As planners you will be have strong knowledge of the local area and be up to date with market changes. You will have experience in supporting and managing junior team members, including graduates. You will be ambitious and proactive in your own development as well as contribution to the success of the team, division and firm. 


Based in our Cambridge office, it is a fantastic central location in the heart of the city and a short walk from the train station. We offer an excellent salary package as well as a varied range of benefits including flexible perks to suit your personal circumstances.

As an equal opportunities employer, with the Investors in People Gold accreditation, we are dedicated to driving diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Learning and development is important to us, we encourage everyone to continue developing to optimise their performance and fulfil their potential. We enjoy what we do, and we do it well, that’s why 80% of our business is from repeat clients. 



  • Approachable – We treat every relationship with respect, integrity and warmth
  • Effective – We do what we say we will, we do it well and we’re accountable
  • Ambitious – We are ambitious for our clients and for our firm


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