James Singer, BSC (HONS) MSC MRTPI

  • +44 (0) 207 261 4240
  • +44 (0) 7762 129 577
  • London

James has extensive experience across the private and public sectors, including residential and commercial mixed-use projects, and has specific expertise in retail planning and town centre strategies.

He has provided advice on development sites across the UK, with a particular focus on London. As a result of this work, he has gained detailed knowledge of the planning process and managing multi-disciplinary teams for residential and commercial developments.

He also has significant experience utilising GIS analysis for the production of studies and capacity modelling based around household survey findings, and is well versed in the production of retail impact assessments, retail audits, studies and strategies for local planning authorities, including as Expert Witness at appeal and Examination in Public.

James has been interviewed for a televised roundtable panel discussion on strategies for the future of retailing and the High Street, and was invited to participate in the British Property Federation Futures’ High Street Challenge, where his pitch for a town centre strategy won the audience award and was shortlisted as a finalist.

His recent clients include YPP Investments, DoubleTree by Hilton, Travelodge, Marks and Spencer, Lidl, New River REIT, and BNP Paribas Real Estate.

James has also advised several local authority clients, including Crawley Borough Council, Newport City Council, Northampton Borough Council, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Huntingdonshire District Council, Bolsover District Council, Chesterfield Borough Council, North East Derbyshire District Council, Wakefield Metropolitan District Council, Bassetlaw District Council, and Ashfield District Council, as well as Mid Ulster District Council and Fermanagh & Omagh District Council in Northern Ireland.

James is a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and has been appointed as a Planning Expert to the Government’s High Streets Task Force.

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