Principal Planner

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As a Principal Planner, you’ll be responsible for delivering excellent client service and clear, pragmatic advice.


Key responsibilities include:

Preparing written proposals, undertaking research, site visits, appraisals, and providing planning advice

Managing the full planning application and approval process – from pre-apps to submissions, appeals, and representations.

Preparing statements, appeals, and representations to a high standard.

Speaking on behalf of clients at planning committees as an expert witness

Leading project teams and coordinating consultants.

Building and managing client relationships, networking, and business development

Mentoring junior staff and assisting on larger projects

Meeting deadlines, budgets, admin, and personal development requirements

You’ll need strong organisational, communication, and relationship-building skills. Commercial focus and private sector experience are essential. RTPI membership is required.


At Bell Cornwell, our values focus on knowledge, impact, and personal effectiveness. We provide a supportive environment for you to develop expertise.

If you have the required skills for this senior role, we’d love to hear from you.



Job Title: Principal Planner


Unit 2, Meridian Office Park, Osborn Way, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 9HY

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