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Jobs in Planning
at Milton Keynes council


About the role

We are one of the fastest growing cities in the UK, home to over 14,000 businesses and over 265,000 residents, and our Planning Service holds a crucial role in ensuring that this growth is sustainable and maintains its unique and attractive character for future generations to enjoy.

We are currently delivering the second wave of major city expansion, building new communities that mirror the best of the original masterplan designs. Having recently adopted a new Local Plan, several strategically important and exciting projects are now starting to come forward within the city centre and at our large-scale urban extension sites.

The Planning team are now looking for experienced professionals to join our team and help support these important pieces of work. In return, we will support you in your continuing professional development and offer flexible working arrangements through our new Smarter Working policies.


Planning for the future...


To 2050 and Beyond

Earlier this year we adopted our 2050 Strategy this sets out our ambition for low-carbon growth and an excellent quality of life for everyone in Milton Keynes, especially the children and young people who will be our future citizens, and those who choose to move here and join us in the ongoing story of our great city.


Our City Centre

The 2050 Strategy includes our Renaissance:CMK (Central Milton Keynes) project to create a new framework for growth and investment in our city centre. Recent developments include the 14 storey Hotel La Tour, Santander’s new HQ building, and the redeveloped YMCA.

Infrastructure First

Over the coming year we aim to support the development of a Mass Rapid Transport system for the city, support the delivery of a fully electrified East-West Rail and continue to promote better connectivity and infrastructure across the Oxford-MK-Cambridge Arc.


As well as planning for the future of this great city we are planning to move our Service towards greater use of digital tools and platforms, transforming the way we undertake our work and deliver services to our customers.



Vacancies Available

Please note, these vacancies are only open to applicants who have the right to work in the UK


Working with us...

Hear what our staff have to say about working with us...

"During my time at MKC I have been able to gain extensive knowledge of both national and local planning policy and have been exposed to the challenges facing planning, allowing me to develop my skills in both communication and working with various stakeholders; members of the public, Members of the Council, applicants and other teams within the Council; as well as providing an excellent basis for me to continue to expand my planning knowledge."

Charlotte Ashby,

Planning Officer 
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