Land & Planning

Strong reputation. Strong relationships.

Without Land & Planning, our projects wouldn’t get off the ground. They’re the people who acquire us suitable land for new developments. This team also works closely with other parts of the business to create our award-winning developments.

Each of our divisional offices has its own team of land buyers, who use their local knowledge to assess and secure us new plots at a competitive price. Each division is also home to a planning team who are responsible for maintaining our land bank. Sometimes the land will not have planning permission; in these situations, the team will work with our lawyers and technical teams to apply for planning consent. They also analyse our objectives and make strategic decisions about what to do with the land at our disposal.

It’s a dynamic area that will see you playing a pivotal role in Redrow’s growth. You’ll also enjoy real variety in your work and collaborate regularly with our sales, build and technical teams. But perhaps most pleasing of all, you’ll enjoy all the advantages that come from our industry reputation. You’ll be able to build stronger relationships with landowners because they’ll trust you to deliver the right legacy for their land. Likewise, the Redrow brand will also enhance your relationships with agents, customers and contractors.

Latest Land & Planning Jobs

  • Life in Land & Planning is a lot more varied than people think. There’s a nice balance between the technical and people dimensions in this role.
    James – Land Manager

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    James Morgan 2James studied City and Regional Planning at Cardiff University. Since graduating in 2013, he joined us full-time as a Land Assistant before being promoted to Land Negotiator, then Land Manager.

    “Life in Land & Planning is a lot more varied than people think. It’s true I spend a lot of time evaluating layouts and engineering appraisals to ensure land is being developed efficiently. But at the same time, I meet lots of people too – everyone from agents to consultants to directors. There’s a nice balance between the technical and people dimensions in this role.

    “The sense of achievement is hard to beat. I’m responsible for transforming anything from a green field or a derelict factory to a new housing development. We’re paving the way for communities here. The responsibility of working on, for example, several land deals that equate to over 500 residential dwellings is also something I thrive on.

    “Redrow are serious about developing you professionally. I’ve been given great support and real responsibilities from day one. Even though I’ve only been in the role less than a year, I’ve already secured nearly 20 acres of potential development land for the company.”

  • Now, as a Land Manager, I enjoy the fact that I am playing a key role in the business undertaking a number of influential projects.
    Tom – Land Manager

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    Tom PearsonTom started at Redrow in 2012 on the Rotational Graduate Programme based in our London office. Following the Graduate Scheme he was appointed as a Land Manager and is now tasked with acquiring land opportunities in East London.

    “After reading about Redrow’s Graduate Opportunities on their website it was a no brainer. The Rotational Scheme in particular gave me the opportunity to understand the entire business and gain exposure to important projects and experienced directors.

    Now, as a Land Manager, I enjoy the fact that I am playing a key role in the business undertaking a number of influential projects. In particular, we were recently announced as one of 13 developers on the TfL Property Partnership Panel, which will deliver around 70 opportunities to this select list of companies over a 10 year period.

    It’s a cliché, but no day is quite the same. My role involves a variety of tasks and I usually undertake a number of the following in a ‘typical’ work day; meeting with agents and land owners, reviewing land opportunities, undertaking planning assessments, appointing architects, reviewing and optimising schemes, liasing with our Commercial Team to assertain build costs, running appraisals, and finally, submitting land offers.”

  • Redrow stood out for me because they were a housebuilder with a great reputation. They’re known for quality and have some well-known developments here in the North West.
    Paul – Planner

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    Paul works for our North West Division. He studied Urban Studies and Planning at Sheffield University and joined our Land & Planning team in 2013.

    “How we as a nation can provide housing that meets the country’s needs has always been something that fascinates me. That’s why I chose the degree that I did. It seemed a logical step therefore to pursue a career where I would be involved in these issues on a regular basis. Redrow stood out for me because they were a housebuilder with a great reputation. They’re known for quality and have some well-known developments here in the North West.

    “The role itself has surprised me. Before joining, I imagined I would be focusing purely on the administrative side of the planning process – reading and writing the supporting documents for applications, and so on. However, since joining I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how involved I’ve been in the land acquisition process. I particularly enjoy conducting searches for new sites and being part of the land purchase negotiations. There’s a nice balance between being in and out of the office and you get to meet new people on almost a daily basis.”

  • I joined as a graduate trainee, progressed to Land Director; and now Regional Director - Redrow recognises hard work and dedication.
    Lee – Managing Director

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    During his 14 year journey with Redrow, Lee has progressed from a graduate trainee to become South West Managing Director.
    In his new role Lee says he “enjoys the varied nature of the role and the ability to immediately make a genuine impact. The most challenging aspect is continuously looking ahead and anticipating issues. This is especially important at the moment in order to combat trade and material shortages”.

    “Redrow is fair and  forward thinking and it’s flat management structure means it can quickly adapt to change”.

    “I am proud to drive around our completed developments and know that not only have we built quality homes where families enjoy living but also knowing that we have achieved this the right way. Building in a safe and efficient manner and wherever possible using local labour and materials and making a real investment into the communities where we develop.”

  • Day to day I enjoy the variety – working with different specialists to tackle a wide range of planning issues
    Jennifer – Planning Manager

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    Jennifer OffordJennifer joined Redrow in January 2016, having previously worked with Redrow on a number of projects as our Planning Consultant.

    “Redrow is creating an exciting new community at Colindale Gardens. When they asked me to join the in-house Planning team, I was attracted by the chance to be based on site alongside the Construction, Technical and Commercial teams.

    Based at Colindale, I spend most of my day working closely with colleagues and our consultants to prepare planning applications. My job is to present submissions comprising detailed technical information in a way that is clear and straight forward for officers and consultees to assess. I meet our case officer at Barnet Council and other stakeholders regularly to drive forward the planning strategy for the site.

    Day to day I enjoy the variety – working with different specialists to tackle a wide range of planning issues from design and landscaping, to local employment initiatives and travel planning. It is rewarding to be directly responsible for implementing the planning strategy that will deliver a major development of 2,900 homes. Being based on site is also enjoyable as I get to see the results on the ground.”

  • That’s the beauty of Redrow. There are so many opportunities to develop and grow.
    Matthew – Land Assistant

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    matthew Davies 2Matthew works for the Redrow South West Division. He joined us in 2013, having completed a degree in Human Geography at Plymouth University.

    “Land & Planning is a stimulating place to work. In my current role, I’m involved in identifying sites for potential development, appraising them to establish land values, negotiating deals with both landowners and agents, and presenting ideas at consultation events. It’s a busy, fast-moving role but I’m never bored; the variety of the challenges keeps me on my toes.

    “For me, the most challenging aspect of my role is analysing sites from a planning perspective. Because my degree was in Human Geography, I had little exposure to planning during my time at university. My team, though, are seeking to redress the balance. In the next few months I’ll be shadowing other members of the team closely to establish a greater understanding of the planning system.

    “That’s the beauty of Redrow. There are so many opportunities to develop and grow. Even though I’m still a relatively new member of the team here, I’ve already had training in land appraisal, negotiation and presentation — and I’ve got plenty more ahead.”

Land & Planning Roles

  • Bonus

    Employees joining our Land and Planning team are eligible to participate in a performance-related bonus scheme, details of which will be provided at the start of employment.

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  • Redrow+PLUS

    This gives you savings on shopping, leisure and travel, and includes everyday purchases as well as bigger, one-off items. We also offer childcare vouchers in exchange for salary.

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  • Pension

    New starters joining Redrow will have the opportunity to join the Redrow Group Personal Pension Plan. The monthly paid section of the plan has achieved the Pension Quality Mark. Redrow believes that a rewarding pension scheme is a key element within a desirable employee package, and we therefore contribute to employee pensions at industry-leading rates.

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  • Holiday

    If you’re on a monthly salary, you’ll get 24 days’ holiday, increasing every 2.5 years up to a maximum of 28 days after 10 years’ service. If you’re on our 4-weekly payroll, holidays start at 22 days and increase by a day at 5 and 10 years. You also have the flexibility to ‘sell’ some holiday in exchange for salary if this is more important to you

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  • Learning & Development

    We offer excellent training opportunities for everyone who joins us in Land and Planning, enabling you to gain the experience you’d need to reach Senior Manager or Director level in the future.

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