James Smith - BSc MSc MRTPI
Senior Planner

Telephone: 020 7489 4833
Email: james.smith@dwdllp.com

James has been working in the UK planning and development industry since 2015 having graduated with an MSc in Urban and Regional Development from Cardiff University. James has experience across a range of sectors and an understanding of retail, commercial, residential and infrastructure planning. He was elected as an Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute in February 2018 and as a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2020.

Across his range of work he has taken both a lead on new projects and also smoothly integrated into project teams whom are already in place. This has enabled him to develop his communication skills to adapt to working with a  wide range of clients and dealing with external stakeholders.

James current work focuses on the development of mixed use, residential and commercial property development which is predominately in London and the South East.  He also works with DWD’s infrastructure team on energy and related development throughout the UK.


  • Education and Community
  • Mixed Use
  • Residential
  • Retail and Commercial
  • Infrastructure and Energy


  • Retail Impact Assessments
  • Strategic Planning and Feasibility Advice
  • Due Diligence Reports
  • Planning Conditions
  • Planning Applications
  • Statements of Community Involvement


  • Countryside Properties PLC
  • EP UK Investments
  • Reichmann Properties
  • DTZ Investors
  • Orangetheory Fitness