James joined Catesby Estates in January 2017 as Technical Manager, and is heavily involved in the delivery of all technical elements at pre-planning stage.

He has recently worked with the Catesby Estates team on the submission of a Planning Application for 63 plots in Battle, East Sussex, including managing a team of technical consultants preparing all necessary reports, flood risk assessment and a drainage strategy.  The site recently received planning consent at a local level.

James started his career as an Apprentice moving up to Assistant Engineer as he progressed with Stewart & Harris Ltd (now Patrick Parsons Ltd) in 2005, before joining Bovis Homes’ technical team in 2014. Following this he worked at Rodgers Leask Ltd as a Civil Project Engineer.

Experience includes liaising with Highway Authorities and sewerage undertakers to obtain Section Agreements together with delivering full detailed engineering packages for both residential and commercial schemes.