Current Vacancies

Senior Planner


An exciting opportunity has arisen at DLP Planning Ltd for a Senior Planner.

We are looking for an MRTPI qualified Town Planner, or a candidate who is eligible to actively work towards accreditation, to join our head office in Bedford.

The candidate should ideally have experience in both the public and private sector, for a combined total of in excess of 5 years. A good grounding in development management led work and a strong understanding of local and national planning policy is essential.

The position will include the provision of offering planning advice, managing associated external consultants and the preparation and submission of planning applications, appeals and local plan representations.

The role will require an active involvement in a number of projects and the successful candidate will be a positive, proactive individual with the drive to meet client expectations and promote the business through the use of marketing and networking skills. The role will also require a strong aptitude for the use of office based software.

It is essential that the candidate is fluent in English (both verbal and written) and be competent in report and letter writing.

In addition, the candidate must have a full UK driving licence and have access to their own vehicle.

DLP was formed in 1991 and is now one of the largest independent town planning consultancies and has offices in Bedford, Bristol, Cardiff, Nottingham, Rugby, Milton Keynes, London, Sheffield and Leeds. DLP has many high profile long standing clients for whom we provide bespoke advice on various sites across the country.

DLP doesn’t have a ‘glass ceiling’ and offers opportunities for advancement within the practice. There is a staff mentoring programme to encourage this and further, tailored training. As such full support and sponsorship towards your APC will be provided and you will be working in
partnership with senior planning professionals to develop your experience through the company.

The practice offers a highly flexible and competitive salary and benefits package.

If you wish to discuss the role in more detail, please contact either Simon James or Andrew Parry (01234 832740) for a confidential discussion.

To apply, email a CV and covering letter explaining why this role is for you to Fay Wagstaff at