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What does a Town Planner do?

You can make a very real and lasting impact on peoples' lives. 


What do Town Planners do?Where Planners Work

Planning covers a very broad area, so the work is varied. Depending on the job role, it may include:

  • designing new towns or villages
  • improving communities and the environment
  • writing and explaining regulations and rules
  • protecting buildings that are of historical and architectural importance
  • ensuring that suitable land becomes available for development and supporting business and jobs

What does it take to be a Town Planner?

  • A keen interest in improving places for people to live and work
  • Creative thinking, attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Good communication and negotiation skills to help you work with a diverse range of people
  • A commitment to professional standards, ethics, sustainability and social inclusion


Interested? Learn about your next steps to a career in town planning.

Look at our careers guide or contact