Following Rapleys’ 2019 initiative to expand its national presence by opening an office in Cambridge, its Town Planning service is helping to cement the firm’s progress in the eastern region. The Planning team in Cambridge, led by Richard Sykes-Popham, is going from strength to strength.

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the team has witnessed a growing stream of opportunities and instructions which are behind its expansion plans and upward trend. As a result, the firm’s plans for its Cambridge Town Planning team have been unaffected by the pandemic.

Richard comments:
“I’m very pleased with the Cambridge Planning team’s progress over the last year, such that it now sits alongside our well-established Development Services, Building Consultancy and Automotive and Roadside teams in its strength and coverage across the region”.

The team, which forms part of a strong national presence across seven offices, has witnessed particular growth in industrial and commercial based instructions both within the city and the wider region. The Planning team has also maintained its strong foothold in the residential sector, which has remained extremely active from land promotion through to detailed planning, despite the challenges of the last twelve months. Other sectors such as elderly and dementia care have shown equal resilience and are forming a growing part of the team’s pipeline.

With most of the firm’s departments witnessing similar trends, Rapleys is positive about the next twelve months, forecasting a swift bounce back to pre-pandemic business levels and growth.

The formation and growth of the Cambridge Town Planning team compliments Rapleys’ property consultancy offering in the eastern region. The firm’s multidisciplinary capability and expertise mean that it is able to assist clients regardless of the breadth of their property interests. The increasing complexity and interconnectedness of all property related disciplines means that this is something which a growing range of landowners and developers are seeking.

Rapleys advises on all property matters from its Cambridge office and would welcome the chance to talk to you about your property needs.

The last year has been anything but normal. Is this the time for you to review your property interests; could they benefit from a second opinion and a fresh approach? Please speak to us about how Rapleys can make that all important difference to your current and forthcoming projects. We will review your interests and opportunities objectively and will always offer our initial views without obligation.

To set the conversation going, please contact our Head of Office, Stuart Harris on 07711 847846.