We’re looking for an early career planner to help with our Local Plan Research

5 July, 2022
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Urban Intelligence is a multi-award winning property technology business that has developed software technology tools that make it simpler for planners and developers to assess sites for their development potential. We are currently recruiting a planning researcher to assist with a one-off project to undertake desk-based research on the local plan system in the UK.

We are interested in identifying and categorising documents that councils produce as part of their local plan evidence bases and whether or not consultants have undertaken studies on behalf of councils. We are also keen to build up a picture of the typical organisational structure of local planning policy teams in terms of the skills they possess and potential gaps.

The research will be commercial use internally, however, we may decide to publish a wider insights report depending on the results of the research.

Who are you? 

We are looking for an early career planner that knows the structure of the local plan systems in England and Wales. You will ideally be studying or have graduated from a planning policy related subject degree and be interested in building your understanding of planning policy structures within the UK. You will be highly organised and detail-oriented. The work will involve visiting hundreds of local authority websites and cataloguing your findings.

The project will be paid £12 per hour. The project can be completed flexibly based on your own circumstances. We’re ideally looking for someone to start on this project during July.


If you are interested in this research, please contact dan@urbanintelligence.co.uk with a CV and a short cover letter by 5pm on Friday 8th July 2022.

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