As a chartered town planner and chartered surveyor, James Williams has practised as JWPlanning, an independent planning consultancy, since 1st June 2004.

The principal specialisms of JWPlanning are:

  • Bringing forward development sites through the planning process;

  • Town centre and retail development "“ advising on the planning policy justification and retail impact assessments;

  • Appearing as expert witness at planning and compulsory purchase inquiries, as well as Lands Tribunal and Court Hearings "“ his appearances as an expert planning witness number over 100.

Public sector clients include the Northern Ireland Government, Monmouthshire County Council, and Blaby District Council.

Private sector clients include funding institutions and development companies

Legal: Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Briefs

Housing: Appeals

Housing: Applications

Legal: Appeals

Legal: Judicial Review

Legal: Land Tribunals

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Expert Witness

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 106 Agreements

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Representation

Local & Strategic Planning: EIP (Examination in Public)

Research: Feasibility Studies

Research: Site Appraisals

Retail: Factory Outlet Centres

Retail: Out of Town Sites

Retail: Retail Impact Studies

Retail: Supermarkets

Retail: Town Centres

Urban Regeneration: Compulsory Purchases

Economic Development: Development Strategies

Economic Development: Feasibility Studies

Enforcement: Appeals

Research: Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning: Planning Strategies

Urban Regeneration: Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes

Retail: Impact Tests