Rapleys is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Sulston as Head of Strategic Land. Steve represents the ongoing commitment and investment which Rapleys are placing in the residential development sector. Working nationally, Steve will advise on strategic site identification and acquisition as well as the project management of sites from planning and through the development process.

Steve joins from Avant Homes where he was Head of Strategic Land for the Midlands and Yorkshire Region. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge from both the private and public sector, having previously worked for national house builders, housing associations and a regional Government Agency. Alongside this, he has also regularly worked with Neighbourhood Plan Teams and community groups to ensure land controlled by developers brings value and benefits to the local community.

Steve commented “I am excited to be joining Rapleys at a time when they are enhancing their development offering and am delighted to be playing a key role in this. The strategic land sector is becoming increasingly more attractive as the Government’s push for housing delivery sees older landholdings receiving planning permission and providers looking for future continuity of supply. Rapleys’ pro active approach to site identification and promotion offers a one stop shop to clients looking to invest in that pipeline.”

Robert Clarke, Senior Partner of Rapleys, commented “I am delighted to have Steve on board. He has a wealth of experience within the residential sector and will, undoubtedly, underpin the practice’s profile as a key player in strategic land with the support of our town planning team.”