Our dedicated and specialist development team's expertise lies in creating and maximising value by managing land through the planning, development and disposal process.

Our innovative approach and detailed knowledge of the market and development process ensures we are able to obtain the optimal outcome for every client, through self-promotion, delivery or securing arrangements with development or house builder partners.

Our development team includes directors with over 35 years of experience of working within the house building industry, including Countryside Properties, Crest Nicholson, Bellway Homes and Weston Homes.  This in-house experience gives our development team a unique edge, particularly when negotiating land deals with developers on behalf of landowners.

Over the last few years we have successfully managed the delivery of planning permissions for over 4,000 plots and overseen marketing, the disposal process and the determination of land prices through end of option negotiations.

In addition to planning sites with permission, we are currently managing over 30,000 plots through the local plan process.

Our team covers small infill developments to major house releases supported by central government.  These include advice on a number of the key strategic garden communities of 2,000 plots to 5,000+ plots.

Our services include:

  • Strategic land advice. Advising on long-term development through options, promotion agreements and joint venture agreements
  • Acting for clients in buying and selling land with development potential
  • Specialist valuation advice including formal RICS valuations
  • Site appraisals for negotiating purposes
  • Viability assessments
  • Market research
  • Dispute resolution through arbitration, mediation or independent expert



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