Helping you find a career in the town planning industry
Town planning comprises all aspects of our urban built environments. All the buildings, roads, and parks around you have gone through a strict planning process and been approved by officials.
Within planning you could work across many different sub-disciplines including: transport, urban design, environmental, utilities and regeneration - the area that you specialise in is up to you.
There's a high level of responsibility in town planning as you will be generally involved with making sure that all buildings, public and private, comply with regulations. You may also be involved with the development of planning policies and the conservation of heritage buildings.
You would have to be up to date on changes to planning policies and legislation in order to analyse plans and offer advice on project proposals.
There is currently a big skills shortage within the sector because many town planners left the industry after the recession. For those that are only just beginning a career in the industry this could mean that there are opportunities for quick progression, and salaries are higher than they used to be!