As published in The Planner on 04 May 2022.

As published in Planning Resource on 11 May 2022.


Rapleys LLP, the national property and planning consultancy, is delighted to announce that James Owens will be joining the business as an Equity Partner, in the Town Planning Division, from 1 May 2022.

James will be based in the partnership’s West End, London office. He moves from JLL, where he was a Director in the Planning and Development team.

James comes with over 30 years of experience in town planning. He has advised – as a consultant – across many sectors, including residential, commercial and education, and been instructed on numerous high profile cases.

His appointment forms part of the partnership’s ongoing growth strategy and, in particular, its commitment to continue to promote the reach and profile of its long-established, and nationally recognised, town planning business.

Robert Clarke, Senior Partner of Rapleys LLP, commented that “James is an acknowledged name in the planning world. He will bring a welcome, and valuable, new dimension in servicing client instructions and, further, to the growth of our town planning business in London and across the UK. I am delighted to have him on board”.

James remarked “I am really pleased to make the move. It’s an exciting opportunity. Rapleys is a progressive practice which has ambitious plans for the future. I look forward to working with Robert, and the wider partnership, to help realise them”.

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