Samuel joined Rapleys in August 2018 as an Associate in the town planning department.

Samuel previously worked for Gerald Eve LLP as part of their West End Planning and Development team for nine years and has also gained experience working for Grass Roots Planning Limited based in Bristol for an 18 month period.

Samuel has extensive experience advising clients on a wide range of planning and development matters including development control (residential/commercial/mixed-use/education), site promotion, heritage / conservation and sports facilities delivery. His areas of expertise include planning appraisals, applications, discharging conditions, appeals and plan promotion.

Samuel has experience working with a wide range of clients including Redrow Homes, Grosvenor, The Great Portland Estate, Almacantar, Bristol City Football Club, Bristol Rugby Club and a number of private landowners /developers.

 

Dan is an Associate in the town planning department and has over ten years’ experience as a Chartered Town Planner. He joined Rapleys in July 2018 following roles at Walsingham Planning (Ian Jewson Planning until a merger in 2016) and RPS.

Dan has a range of experience in different areas of planning, with a particular focus on residential and residential-led mixed-use developments. His areas of expertise include planning appraisals, applications, appeals and development plan promotions. He also has significant experience in co-ordinating multi-disciplinary teams and the preparation of Environmental Statements.

Notable clients that Dan has worked with since joining Rapleys include Crest Nicholson, Vistry Homes (previously Bovis Homes), and Places for People.

Jason Mound leads the Land Development Project Management service offering having started with Rapleys in July 2018. Jason previously worked with national regeneration specialist St Modwen Properties plc and since led Atkins Land Development consultancy, also having worked previously in design and build contracting.

Jason offers clients land development management services through the full spectrum of development including due diligence, acquisition, planning, delivery and estate management phases helping optimise land assets. Jason’s key experience is in infrastructure planning and delivery, managing multi-disciplinary design teams and helping clients to de-risk their land assets, thus enabling land for development whether through sale of serviced land parcels or joint ventures with housing partners.

This service, coupled with Rapleys strategic land and planning consultancy, offers clients a unique insight in bringing forward land for development. Jason is currently supporting master developers and land owners on strategic land developments across the UK including Millbrook Park in Mill Hill and Canford Park in Poole.

Tony joined Rapleys as a partner in the town planning department in January 2018. Before joining the team, Tony headed up the Regional planning teams at GL Hearn, prior to which he was Head of Planning at the RPS Bristol. Tony has over twenty-five years’ experience as a professional planner, with the last twenty years spent in consultancy.

Tony advises a wide range of private and public sector clients across a variety of sectors and has acted on a number of high-profile planning projects including:

  • DP World London Gateway Container Port for Shell and P&O Ports
  • Barton Farm 2,000 dwelling urban extension to Winchester for CALA Homes
  • Hunts Grove 2,500 dwelling urban extension to Gloucester for Crest Nicholson
  • Marlborough Park, Swindon 600 dwelling mixed-use development for Places for People
  • Eden Westwood major leisure, retail and tourism project at J27 of the M5 for Aviva and the Eden Project

Tony has extensive experience advising major home builders including Crest Nicholson, Taylor Wimpey, Vistry Group, Barratt Homes, Persimmon Homes, and CALA Homes, and regional home builders including Bewley Homes and Redcliffe Homes. Tony also acts for developers including Land Improvement Holdings, Gallaghers, Heron Land and Places for People.  Tony has also advised public sector bodies including Severn Trent Water Ltd, Thames Valley Police Authority and the Association of Chief Police Officers.

Tony is an experienced expert witness having acted on behalf of clients at major planning inquiries and examinations in public across the country. He has significant experience in successfully managing and leading multi-disciplinary teams on a wide range of major projects with a particular focus on large scale residential schemes.

Dan joined Rapleys in 2016 to establish a dedicated Neighbourly Matters service area within the Building Consultancy team delivering Rights to Light, Daylight & Sunlight Amenity, Party Walls and Access Arrangement services.

Formerly, Dan had spent over a decade with Watts Group Limited (previously known as Watts & Partners) working for numerous clients primarily within the commercial property sector. Here he honed his skills and built a reputation for specialising in Neighbourly Matters besides undertaking other traditional Building Surveying services such as Technical Due Diligence and Defects Analysis.

Dan prides himself in establishing and building strong relationships with clients and project teams. His focus on Neighbourly Matters centres around risk management and ensuring clients can maximise the development potential from their sites. When acting ‘the other side of the fence’ he ensures clients assets are well represented and their assets are suitably protected.

Dan is Secretary of the Severnside branch of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club who promote excellence in the field of Party Wall practice. He also sits on the RICS Great Western Committee. He has mentored many Building Surveyors through their Assessment of Professional Competence and he regularly gives seminars on Neighbourly Matters to developers, solicitors and professionals within the property industry.

 

Simon joined Rapleys in 2002 as a graduate building surveyor and is now a partner in building consultancy. He has experience in all property sectors with particular specialism within the railway, industrial and residential sectors.

He also specialises in residential dilapidation matters and leads multi-disciplinary teams in the preparation and negotiation of complex dilapidations claims for bulk rented housing estates.

Simon is an Incorporated Member of the Association for Project Safety and has experience in all matters of Health and Safety Consultancy. He has acted as CDM co-ordinator and more recently as principle designer on large scale commercial and residential construction projects.

He is experienced in developing bespoke forms for tablet based, electronic data capture and in running projects to undertake detailed surveys of property portfolios in excess of 600 properties.

 

James is a senior associate in Rapleys’ lease consultancy team and has a wide range of commercial property experience. He has professionally represented a range of institutional landlords and private individuals, and is a RICS Registered Valuer.

He specialises in all aspects of lease consultancy work including the negotiation of rent reviews, lease renewals and lease re-gears. He also undertakes Red Book Valuations for loan security and other purposes.

James joined Rapleys in 2013. Prior to this he worked at Strettons Chartered Surveyors in London for nine years where he split his time between commercial agency, Red Book Valuations and lease consultancy.