James Rigby – Director
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James is an experienced chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and takes the lead role in the delivery of Globe’s consultancy services. James has developed extensive experience in leading a number of high profile planning applications in recent years including securing planning permission for various large scale housing, commercial, and purpose built student accommodation schemes. James is frequently retained by clients once planning permission is granted to oversee and manage the discharge of conditions process alongside discussions and, where appropriate, negotiations in terms of affordable housing and planning obligations.
A keen reader of planning law, James keeps up to date with developments in the courts to advise clients on pertinent case law. This interest has served clients particularly well in several recent appeal decisions where James’ interpretation and reasoning of case law played an integral role in providing Inspectors with sufficient justification to consider the overarching planning balance in a positive light and duly allow the appeals.
James works closely with and constructively leads multi-disciplinary teams to increase the likely success of difficult applications by ensuring the planning and technical merits of individual schemes are thoroughly considered at the outset.