James Cottis
Executive Director

As the only magician in Terrapin’s team, James is a Development, Regeneration, Planning Policy and Localism specialist from his experience as an elected Local Government Councillor. James has worked in the industry for a number of years and has successfully helped to obtain planning for large strategic developments along with successfully obtaining planning for other clients.

During his time at Rochford Council he sat on both the Joint Area Action Plan Committee that oversaw the expansion of London Southend Airport and the Planning Policy Committee which started the Council’s Core Strategy. James helped towards shaping council policy in respect to planning and localism.

James has extensive experience in Political Campaigning both locally and nationally and has also campaigned in the United States in the 2008 & 2012 Presidential Election campaigns. In 2016 he campaigned on a Congressional campaign in Florida.