Samantha has recently joined the Manchester town planning team as a planner. She has dealt with a range of projects across the UK that require the preparation of documents such as planning statements and covering letters, negotiation with various consultants and planning officers as well as submitting planning applications.

She is able to offer honest and expert planning advice that is tailored to the client’s needs and aspirations. Samantha works directly with the client from the initial site appraisals through to achieving planning permission.

She is well equipped with Urban Designing skills and very good with numbers, she is able to translate and communicate technical information easily. The skills also enable her to offer creative design proposals that can be integrated effectively with the surroundings.


Daniel is an associate in Rapleys’ town planning team with over 17 years of experience of working in both the public and private sectors. Daniel is a problem solver, tackling often competing issues to ensure a positive outcome for clients.

Daniel’s specialist knowledge and experience is in the retail, leisure, residential, office, automotive and roadside sectors. He has a proven track record in managing a range of planning applications at all scales to achieve a successful conclusion. Daniel’s significant public sector experience means that he fully understands how local authorities function, including tenaciously working with key stakeholders to resolve outstanding issues

Daniel has worked on a number of key projects including:

  • Securing planning permission for Scotch Corner Designer Outlet Village comprising over 23,000 sq m retail and commercial leisure floorspace
  • Submission of various planning applications for Lidl foodstores across the UK, supporting Lidl’s rapid expansion
  • Submission of a planning application for large scale employment development comprising 80,000 sq m of B1, B2 and B8 floorspace near Telford, Shropshire


Rebecca joined Rapleys in June 2018 as a graduate surveyor within the Retail & Leisure Group and is working towards the completion of her APC.

Rebecca has experience of assisting in rent reviews and lease renewals both on the client and landlord side.

Amy joined Rapleys in June 2018 as a planner in the Manchester office. Amy joins with experience in a planning consultancy within the private sector.

In previous roles Amy has gained experience across a range of planning applications including residential, historical and rural schemes. This varied experience has resulted in saving the client money through effective application management and providing the most efficient approach to achieving the desired permission.

Amy will bring passion, attention to detail and a dedication to adding value to client projects in her role with Rapleys.

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.

Peter previously worked within the Telecoms department at GVA for 5 years. At GVA Peter found his passion for the property industry and started studying with the University of Estate Management. Continuing his studies, Peter graduated with a degree in Real Estate Management in June 2019.

Peter is currently working within the Automotive & Roadside department, acting on behalf of a number of national operators, primarily dealing with lease consultancy matters.

Peter is now working towards the completion of his APC in the not too distant future.

Tom joined Rapleys in April 2018 as a graduate surveyor within the Retail & leisure Group and is working towards the completion of his APC in the not too distant future.

Tom has worked within the lease consultancy service with experience in rent reviews and lease renewals for the retail, office and industrial sector both on the client and landlord side.

Richard is a partner in Rapleys’ town planning team. He has extensive commercial and residential sector knowledge and experience, gained within a variety of both public, private and client side roles.

Richard has worked with a wide range of national clients, particularly in the convenience retail sector where he is currently managing the Lidl portfolio.  He has successfully obtained planning permission on appeal and embarked on a number of informal hearings resulting in a successful outcome. Richard’s extensive experience and interest in S106 negotiations, viability, CIL and planning policy give him a complete understanding of the best way to secure planning permission.

Richard has expertise in securing planning permission for major complex planning applications and high profile schemes. He specialises in guiding and developing tough planning strategies for schemes often requiring significant community and public engagement.

Richard is highly focused, fostering a good work ethic to motivate his team towards the successful execution of shared objectives and engaging with the local community to address planning issues.

Marcin is a senior planner in Rapleys’ planning team with over three years experience in both the public and private sector. Since joining Rapleys in December 2015, Marcin has been involved in a wide variety of planning projects within retail, commercial and mixed used developments and has developed strong planning and project management skills.

He is responsible for the preparation of planning applications and appeals, monitoring planning policy documents, organising public consultation events, and undertaking feasibility and planning appraisals (particularly in the convenience retail sector).

Marcin manages planning projects from conception through to completion, and has also represented clients at planning committees.



Tim joined Rapleys in 1999 and was elected as a partner in 2008. He is an RICS Registered Valuer, member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is a member of the President of the RICS Panel of Arbitrators and Independent Experts and regularly receives third party appointments.

He advises both landlords and tenants upon lease consultancy matters and also provides valuation advice to clients.

Tim is involved with a wide variety of property types including retail properties ranging from high street shops to large out of town food stores, retail warehouses, drive-to and drive-thru restaurants, as well as industrial, warehouse and office premises throughout the UK.


Ryan joined Rapleys in 2015 as a graduate building surveyor; prior to this he worked at Amey and Network Rail as an assistant building surveyor.

His role at Amey and Network Rail involved conducting visual and detailed surveys of the firm’s assets, taking into account current condition, defects and health and safety issues. He also produced detailed reports showing the most practicable repair solutions to any defective asset and costings for repairs, taking into account current market costs.

Since joining Rapleys, he has been working in the rail, retail and health sectors.

Ryan has experience inspecting a wide variety of buildings and structures, and has knowledge of building pathology and defects including common defects found within railway structures and buildings. Ryan also has experience of project managing works on site and dilapidations work.

Based in the Manchester office, Peter is responsible for all aspects of lease consultancy, Expert Witness and valuation instructions for the automotive and roadside sector within the north of the country. This includes motor dealerships, petrol filling stations and motorist’s centres.

Peter has a wealth of commercial and residential experience and has professionally represented a range of institutional landlords, corporate tenants, private individuals and financial institutions.

Peter joined Rapleys in 2002, was elected partner in 2012 and is a RICS Registered Valuer and a Chartered Environmentalist.


Neil is a Partner in Rapleys’ town planning team and is passionate about providing clear, commercially informed planning advice to his clients.

He has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the planning system gained during more than 15 years experience within private sector planning consultancies in London, Leeds and Manchester. In this time, Neil has successfully advised clients in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Neil has specialist knowledge and experience in the residential, retail, automotive and roadside, office and healthcare sectors. He has a proven track record in managing complex planning applications and appointing and leading large, multi-disciplinary consultancy teams on behalf of his clients. Neil is confident in leading negotiations with local authorities and key stakeholders. More recently, Neil has successfully represented clients at appeal as an Expert Witness.

Completed and current projects include:

  • Redevelopment of the former British Sugar factory site in York to provide over 1000 new homes, educational facilities and public open space
  • Redevelopment of a previously developed Green Belt site in Greater Manchester to provide approximately 85 new family homes
  • Redevelopment of an out of centre brownfield site in Leeds for retail and car showroom units totalling 90,000 sq ft
  • Redevelopment of a key City of London site to provide a new 50,000 sq m headquarter office building
  • Development of a headquarter office building in the Green Belt on behalf of a international pharmaceuticals company


Alex has gained experience in all mainstream areas of commercial building surveying with a focus on condition surveys, defect diagnosis, contract administration and project management of both new build and refurbishment schemes.

Alex has specialised in the project management of large programmes of refurbishment, repair and fit out for a variety of high street retailers.

Having gained NEBOSH qualifications in Occupational Health & Safety, Fire Safety & Risk Management and Construction Health & Safety, Alex is experienced in acting as a CDM advisor, principal designer and advising on Construction Health and Safety matters, Fire Safety matters and the preparation fire risk assessments.

Alex was promoted to partner in 2018 after joining Rapleys in 2014.


Jonathan is a senior associate and has a wide range of experience across a number of property sectors including residential, retail, commercial, and automotive & roadside development.

The work he has undertaken includes the project management of major planning applications, planning appraisals to assess the development potential of sites, the identification and promotion of strategic land sites, and planning appeals.

He has experience advising a wide range of clients including national retailers, house builders, asset managers, private developers and corporate clients.

Jonathan joined Rapleys in 2012.  He previously worked for North-West based planning consultancy NJL Consulting LLP.


Andrea is a senior associate in the town planning team and has over 15 years experience.

Andrea’s experience includes progressing large and complex planning applications, co-ordinating and working with client teams, advising and leading negotiations on scheme design, the terms of s106 Agreements and planning conditions and undertaking public consultation exercises for a wide range of land uses, including residential, retail, employment and roadside services.

Andrea also has experience in progressing planning appeals, with successes at inquiry, providing expert witness evidence and instructing barristers.

Other planning work Andrea is involved in includes the co-ordination of client’s development or operational programmes on a nationwide scale, preparing representations to development plans and undertaking site appraisals to assist in site acquisition and disposal.

Andrea joined Rapleys in 2001. Prior to this she spent four years within development control, conservation and design departments within Westminster City Council and St Albans City and District Council.


William is a senior surveyor in the Automotive & Roadside team specialising in agency matters for a wide range of clients. William also works within the lease consultancy team and is a RICS Registered Valuer.

William previously worked within the Retail Consultancy Services team here at Rapleys, dealing with rent reviews, lease renewals and professional valuation casework.