James Lacey

Partner and LLP Member
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James Lacey BA (Hons) BTP MRTPI

James joined Vail Williams in 1999 and now heads up the London Regional team.

He advises a range of clients including house builders, corporate clients such as National Express as well as public sector NHS clients and private developers. He works in a broad spectrum of sectors including commercial, residential, mixed use, health and education across London and the south east. He has been involved with the University of Surrey and the Surrey Research Park since 1999.

In the last 8 years achieving various consents on the Research Park for Space Satellite Technology Limited, Fitzpatrick Referrals and other users.

In addition, he has been a member of the stakeholder engagement group as the voice of business. James has particular expertise in providing strategic property advice and the project management of complex planning applications. He advises clients on the strategy to achieve value or operational requirements.

James lives in Guildford but often in Reading for client work. He sits on the 100 Property Club Committee, established in 1972 as a unique social and networking organisation for agents, developers, consultants, lawyers and contractors and spread in London and beyond.

Key Skills

  • Property planning consultancy
  • Commercial planning advice
  • Commercial planning advice
  • Media spokesperson
  • Excellent Team Management and communications skills
  • Strong understanding of complex planning issues and solutions to overcome these
  • Enthusiastic and positive approach to planning

James Lacey's Case Studies

  • Anchor Trust The property planning consultancy team was appointed by England’s largest not-for-profit housing a... Read more
  • Bouygues UK The property planning consultancy team was appointed by one of the UK's most respected regional cons... Read more
  • Frimley Park Children's Centre The property planning consultancy team was appointed by Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust t... Read more
  • Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust The property planning consultancy team was appointed by Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust t... Read more
  • Highcross Strategic Advisers Limited The property planning consultancy team was appointed by Highcross Strategic Advisers Limited (now No... Read more
  • Legal & General Assurance Society Limited An 80,000 sq ft flexible General Industrial (B2) or Warehouse and distribution unit (B8) in Bracknel... Read more
  • Surrey County Council The property planning consultancy team was appointed by Surrey County Council to produce a hybrid pl... Read more