Tony joined Rapleys as a partner in December 2017. Before joining the Partnership Tony was the Director responsible for leading GL Hearn’s Regional Planning Teams, prior to which he was Head of Planning at RPS Bristol. Tony has more than twenty-five years’ experience as a professional planner, with almost twenty of these spent within consultancy.

Tony advises a wide range of commercial and public sector clients and has acted successfully on many large and high-profile projects, including:

  • DP World London Gateway Container Port for Shell and P&O Ports
  • Barton Farm 2,000 dwelling urban extension to Winchester for CALA Homes
  • 2,500 dwelling Hunts Grove urban extension to Gloucester for Crest Nicholson
  • Major leisure, retail and tourism proposals extending to 500,000 sq ft for Aviva and the Eden Project

Tony has acted for many of the major UK home builders and housing providers including Crest Nicholson, Vistry Group, Taylor Wimpey, Places for People, Barratt Homes, Persimmon Homes, Mactaggart & Mickel, Bloor Homes and CALA Homes; and has advised regional home builders such as Redcliffe Homes.  He has also acted for land promoters such as Gallagher Developments and Heron Land and public sector bodies including Severn Trent Water Ltd, Thames Valley Police Authority and the Association of Chief Police Officers. Tony has also advised a number of leading independent schools and acted for the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association.

Tony is an experienced expert witness having acted on behalf of clients at major planning inquiries and examinations in public across the country. He has significant experience in successfully managing and leading multi-disciplinary teams on a wide range of major projects with a particular focus on large scale residential schemes.