RPS in Wales has provided specialist, high profile consultancy and regeneration advice to both the public and private sectors in the principality for over 20 years.

The team’s most senior professionals are well known and respected throughout Wales and hold an unrivalled familiarity with Wales, its geography, its economy and its people; particularly those who play an active role in shaping development and infrastructure in Wales.

The team, based in Cardiff, is familiar with all forms of development in the residential, retail and leisure sectors as well as energy, transport and port related infrastructure.

Key Contacts

Darren Parker

Darren Parker   |   Operational Director   |   Send Email

Darren leads the planning teams based in Bristol and Cardiff, which focus specifically upon residential and retail development. He has worked throughout South Wales and the South West for over 20 years and his experience has included presenting evidence at local plan examinations and acting as an expert witness at public inquiries.

Andrew Lucas

Andrew Lucas   |   Director   |   Send Email

Andrew advises a wide range of clients on planning issues, providing advice at all stages of the planning and development process; from appraisal of a site’s potential for residential development and pre-application discussions, through to preparation of applications, project management of supporting documents and the submission of and appearance at planning appeals. He has particular experience of the Development Consent process for infrastructure projects.

Ross Bowen

Ross Bowen   |   Director   |   Send Email

Ross has considerable retail experience including undertaking assessments of need, the sequential test and retail impact and delivers expert witness evidence at Inquiries. He acts for a range of clients including food and non-food retailers and developers, as well as provision of independent advice to LPAs. He also manages major mixed-use applications, many involving EIAs.