We are pragmatic, proactive and passionate about planning… and also about great people.

You too? Join our team.

P4 Planning is a focused and passionate consultancy with big ambitions. We are looking to grow our team and want to hear from similarly ambitious and talented people, from those just starting out on their career in the planning industry to those looking to build on existing experience.

We work on a wide range of projects across most property sectors from heritage & conservation to mixed use & commercial, residential to retail and leisure to education. Our clients include Peel L&P, New World Trading Company, University of Liverpool, Seddon, Mileway and Bruntwood. All of our team members are involved in a rich and diverse range of work, providing invaluable experience across the planning spectrum.

We work hard, we work flexibly and we have lots of fun. Whether you’re starting out as a graduate or a more experienced professional looking for a new challenge, P4 Planning will provide a rewarding place to gain invaluable experience and further your career.

If you are passionate about planning and looking for a more energetic way to have an impact, get in touch at

Why join us?

We offer valuable experience and focus on personal development – we have a talented team which has enjoyed considerable success. Our team is actively encouraged to grow professionally and stay at the forefront of best practice.

Our company culture is embedded in all that we do, guided by our mission and our vision and values.

We have invested in a dynamic feedback process, allowing all staff to continue to evolve with regular one on one sessions with senior members of the team, building month by month on good practice.
We offer flexible working to ensure a good work/life balance for our team and discretionary bonuses.

Hear from one of our current colleagues, Olivia, about why she joined our team

“I joined in September 2020 as an Assistant Planner and have since been promoted to Planner”

What attracted you to P4 Planning?

“When I joined I was in the initial stage of preparing for my APC submission and I was particularly attracted by the opportunity to work alongside experienced RTPI Assessors. I had previously worked at a national real estate agency and I felt moving to a smaller specialist firm would give me greater exposure to a wider range of planning projects. The flexible working on offer was an additional benefit.”

What’s your experience of working here been like?

“I have been really fortunate to have already gained a diverse range of experience. My day-to-day work includes: research and planning due diligence; the drafting of written reports to accompany planning submissions; the post-submission liaison with council officers to resolve consultee and neighbour comments; and providing support through the appeal process.

As I have gained more experience, I have been given the responsibility to project manage some of our smaller schemes where I am helping develop client relationships and budget control.”

What have been your highlights – personal and professional?

“A major professional highlight would be my recent promotion from assistant planner to planner.

Personally, I have enjoyed leading on the various New World Trading Company projects that have come forward over the last couple of years. Most recent of these being the winterisation projects at The Oast House and The Canal House where we secure planning permission for temporary outdoor structures. These weather-proof outdoor spaces sought to support and improve the venues’ existing operations during the winter months and have been critical to maintain trade and protect jobs.”

How do you see your future?

“P4 has introduced monthly feedback meetings which I have found really helpful to identify what I have been doing well, areas where I can improve, and to keep track of my professional development. I am looking forward to having more opportunities to manage larger projects and to develop my problem solving ability for more technical planning challenges.”

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