James joined Rapleys at the beginning of December 2017 as an associate in the Edinburgh office. As a full member of the RTPI James brings over 15 years of experience, gained within both the public and private sectors in Scotland and England.

James has a wide range of experience across a number of sectors including promotion of land for residential and other uses through the planning system; experience in the project management and co-ordination of large complex planning applications – mixed use brownfield regeneration sites; acting as Expert Witness at Inquiries, Planning Appeals and Hearings.

Other planning work James has previously been involved with is advising national clients on estate strategy and has undertaken Planning Appraisal and Prospects Reports to allow clients to make informed decisions about their estate, therein seeking to add value and maximise redevelopment opportunities.