James has been a councillor since 2017, is currently co-chair of the Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) Steering Group and is chair of the planning committee. He has led on the response to recent changes to Government planning rules and has championed the policies in the Looe NDP following the gathering of evidence and town wide consultations. Looe Neighbourhood Plan has now been fully adopted by the people of Looe at the referendum in May 2022 after 7 years of hard work from the steering group.
James was involved in working with the architect and contractor to oversee the development of Looe’s library building, he also designed and worked closely with the sign makers to produce the library signage. James has a BA degree in Architectural and Spatial design studying at Plymouth College of Art and Design. Professionally he produces planning design and access statement and material specifications as a freelance architectural design consultant, working mainly in London along with managing family property in Cornwall and West Sussex. James has been associated with Looe since 1997. His Interests include walking, architecture and conservation, using his expertise in landscape architecture to shape the family woodland to ensure the area is preserved and protected for future generations.
James is a National Planning Portal delegate and attends and engages in annual conferences . Areas covered were :
- Planning and Building
- The digital future of Planning
- Climate Emergency
- Community Engagement
- Biodiversity Net Gain
- Presentation from Robert Jenerick MP – Secretary of State for Housing 2019 to 2021
James is also a member of the Liskeard and Looe Community Network Panel as a representative for Looe Town Council which gives the opportunity to engage with other councils within this part of South East Cornwall .
Tel: 07592 165189
Address: Woodlands, St Martins Road, East Looe, Looe PL13 1LP