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James Hobson Director - Planning

BA (Hons) Town and Country Planning, Member of Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI)

Through acting for corporate and private clients, James is regularly involved in the preparation, submission and monitoring of planning applications and appeals covering a complete range of development types. James has specialised in a number of large scale mixed use developments in Yorkshire and Humber, coordinating project teams so as to meet the commercial interests of clients. James takes the responsibility for managing client land portfolios and promotes sites through the development plan process. James has experience of giving expert witness evidence at planning appeals and instructing Counsel, as well as presenting at development plan hearings. He was formerly a founder Director at Signet Planning before being acquired by WYG in January 2016.

Key skills include:

  • Development Management
  • Planning Applications and Consents
  • Expert Witness and Appeal Work
  • Local Plan and EIP Submissions
  • Forensic policy and legal understanding
  • Project Management on major schemes
  • Leadership and quality control