Planning (RTPI)

Our experienced planning consultancy teams are located in 16 Savills offices across the UK, totalling 160 planning professionals to comprise one of the UK's largest consultancies.

A career in Planning may be of interest if you have studied social science subjects such as Geography, Planning, Land Management, Urban/Regional Economics or subjects such as Architecture and Urban Design, and indeed within Planning, we have Urban Design and Landscape Architecture teams at Savills.

Planning is about what can be built where and the influence of social, environmental and economic considerations on physical space.  We get involved in property portfolio advice, urban regeneration, sustainable urban extensions, renewable energy technologies, including wind and solar power, as well as retail, marina and leisure development.  RTPI planners have particular skills in planning processes and techniques to influence plan making and decisions over whether a development should gain planning permission. They therefore work on spatial issues including socio-environmental matters and urban design, providing specialist knowledge and advice to clients.

Our teams have a highly successful record, working for developers, landowners, funders, local authorities, the Homes and Communities Agency and other bodies including the Home Builders Federation on some of the most exciting building projects currently being undertaken in the UK. We offer a combination of planning, urban design and environmental assessment skills. Savills specialises in realising development, using its commercial awareness and planning skills to ensure that plans become reality. As such we work in an integrated fashion with our colleagues across Savills in departments such as Development, Licensed Leisure and Rural.

Savills was one of the first RTPI learning partners, recognising our commitment to ongoing training and professional accreditation. Savills supports RTPI membership as a single professional route to chartered planner status (MRTPI), requiring core competencies in spatial planning and planning processes. The RTPI Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) route involves working through professional development with a mentor, a log book and a written report. The Savills graduate scheme was awarded the RTPI Award in 2012 for Excellence in Learning and Development.

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Click here to view the Job Description for the role of Graduate Town Planner at Savills.