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Planning Manager

Yorkshire Housing
Yorkshire - Agile
£52,236 + £2,000 Car Allowance per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2021

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Residential Development & Construction, Development / regeneration, Land acquisition, Planning
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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If you’re looking for a Planning Manager role, and ready to take on your next challenge, then look no further! This is role with meaning, so you’ll be making a real difference to thousands of customers lives with the vital planning activities required for our development acquisitions and projects.

And what about us?

You might think of Yorkshire Housing as ‘just’ a housing provider, but we’re so much more than that. Yes, we own and manage nearly 20,000 homes (and counting) across Yorkshire and make it possible for current and future customers to have a place they’re proud to call home, but we’re also all about making a positive difference in people’s lives. We’re transforming our business by investing in people, processes and technology to deliver a consistently great experience for our customers. 

What you’ll be doing?

You’ll expertly carry out early planning research, completing site appraisals for new sites to be acquired by the Land Team and advising through the project.  Also, applying knowledge of the Town and Country Planning Act and associated legislative frameworks and following Yorkshire Housing development processes and audit requirements.

You’ll be working closely with the land management team and other internal stakeholders by inputting at an early stage into design proposals and leading through planning processes, approvals and negotiations involving community consultations and liaising with land owners

Also, co-ordinating and advising project teams, project manage sites through the planning process and carry out public consultations on behalf of Yorkshire Housing and ‘Space Homes’.  Along with monitoring development plan consultations and providing representations as needed.  Also, assisting project teams in the delivery of schemes and providing written reports for Directors

The stuff that sets you apart?

  • Good standard of general education to Degree level along with a relevant professional qualification (e.g. RTPI, RICS, RIBA, etc)
  • Have at least 2-3 years’ experience in a planning or development role
  • Be IT proficient and confident working with plans and maps with the ability to interpret plans and drawings
  • Good knowledge and application of relevant legislation, planning policy and guidance
  • Experience of leading residential planning applications and resolving complex planning issues including negotiating S106 Agreements.
  • Good Maths sills with an understanding of financial appraisals as well as general knowledge of housing development and construction.
  • Experience of appraising sites in order to assess their suitability
  • Experience of producing planning strategies and gaining planning approvals for residential application.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with experience of building internal and external relationships and strategic partnerships
  • Organised, self-motivated, efficient and performance driven

Pssst. One of our values is ‘Be Yourself’. We’re passionate about inclusion and we’d love to hear from people from diverse backgrounds for this role.


What’s in it for you?

In return we offer £52,236.22 plus £2,000 car allowance per annum for a 35 hour week, 25 days annual leave (raising annually to 30 days) plus Bank Holidays.  We also promote a flexible working culture, as long as these fit in around the needs of your role. So you don’t need to take a day off to do that parent child reading class or take your pet to the vets or doing both! But talk it over with your manager, to make sure it fits in around what you need to do and meet business needs.

We also provide a fantastic reward package to suit everyone –a variety of amazing discounts via PerkBox, a great Healthcare cash plan called Health Shield and a contributory pension scheme where we will match your contributions up to 9%!  As well as our great benefits and a fantastic work environment, we’re absolutely a company that cares about its employees and its customers.


The finer print

Full drivers licence valid for the UK and access to a vehicle suitable for work is required for this role.  Due to the agile nature of this role, we need you to be able to travel around Yorkshire regularly so need to live in a commutable distance.

If you are applying for this role internally you must inform your current line manager.

The closing date for this role is 1 December but should a competitive applicant pool be received in advance of this we reserve the right to close the advert early. 


We are Yorkshire Housing by name and Yorkshire is our focus. We own and manage nearly 20,000 homes – and are developing thousands more.


Our vision is making it possible to have a place you're proud to call home


You might think of Yorkshire Housing as ‘just’ a housing provider, but we’re so much more than that. We’re here to make a positive difference in people’s lives. So, as well as owning and managing nearly 20,000 homes (and counting) across Yorkshire, we also:


  • Offer money and tenancy coaching  
  • Help older customers live at home independently  
  • Adapt homes to match the needs of our customers   
  • Carry out repairs and replace items before things go wrong  
  • Provide antisocial behaviour support  
  • Get involved with work in the community  



Our five priorities that will help us achieve our vision are:


Great Customer Experience 


We’ll listen to customers and use what we know about them to shape our services. Oh, and we’ll provide extra support where it’s needed. 




Homes and Places to be Proud of  


We’ll create homes that people want to live in. 


- Quality  


- Safety 


- Affordability 


We’ll also be kind to the planet and aim to be one of the first UK housing associations to stop using gas heating and hot water systems.






We’ll deliver 8,000 new homes by 2030. They will be energy efficient, sustainable and affordable to live in. We’ll also refresh our Help to Buy and social and affordable rented options. 


We’ll achieve these priorities by focusing on being:  




Employer of Choice 


We’ll lead the way and make a name for ourselves as an employer. We’ll give you the right support and tools to succeed, plus a package full of benefits.




Strong, Resilient and Innovative Business 


We’ll invest in all the right things, from our ICT to our people. This will make us stronger, helping us to make a difference to our customers and be a business that people want to work for and with. 


Find Us
0113 825 6000
The Place
2 Central Place
West Yorkshire
LS10 1FB
United Kingdom
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