James Scott

Director of Planning and Communications, Urban & Civic


As a founder member of Urban&Civic, James leads on planning and communication across its portfolio of strategic sites and is the architect of the innovative and flexible planning structures which underpin the Master Developer approach.
James qualified as a barrister at Landmark Chambers, before advising Government on planning and compulsory purchase issues and cross-qualifying as a solicitor with Dechert LLP. Prior to Urban&Civic, James was the youngest member of the senior executive team of Lend Lease Europe heading up town planning and risk management.
During a fifteen year career in the real estate sector, focusing on regeneration, planning, environment and compulsory purchase, James has managed a full range of development projects, from City of London office development to both residential and major retail-led regeneration schemes.
James also serves as a non-executive main board director of East Thames housing association and following its recent merger with L&Q, sits on the Development Committee of the combined entity.

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