Jim's post-qualification experience focused on the production of Structure Plans, initially for Leicester and Leicestershire, nationally one of the first plans, produced by a joint team and subsequently for Devon, the first county-wide plan to be adopted in the SW Region. He also gained development management experience in tourism.
In consultancy Jim has led a range of master plan projects from a mixed-use development in Cornwall, a zero-carbon technology park in Wales and a regeneration framework for a town in Devon.
He has recently advised Bath & NE Somerset Council on their Core Strategy.
He helped establish the SW Design Review Panel, currently chairs the steering group overseeing its activities and has advised senior government officials and met with ministers.