One of our roles is to identify and progress development opportunities in the local area. The demand for land and also development sites continues to be strong and, with supply limited, this is unlikely to change.
According to the National Self Build Association, there are 6 million people in the UK who want to build their own home and 1million have already started the planning process.
We spend a lot of time looking to re-develop previously used sites and buildings, often referred to as “Brownfield land” as part of new property development.
Once a site has been identified, we can recommend the most suitable type of development within existing planning guidelines. We can work with the landowner to progress the project through to a planning approval and then introduce the site to our comprehensive database of builders and developers – ranging from small local companies through to all the major national house builders.
If our clients don’t wish to go through the planning process themselves we can find a development partner who will fund the planning process with an option to buy the site once planning has been obtained, this is known as a joint venture.
In addition, some developers have dormant sites that they haven’t the time to develop, so we also offer a confidential site sales service as well.
Our in house planning consultant has been the property development business since 1982 working, at director level, with major national companies and smaller developers on land development projects.
As a chartered surveyor, he has the experience and knowledge to recognise and co-ordinate opportunities – from small sites to more complicated, Brownfield and multi-party site assemblies – with the skill and professionalism to get the best deal for land and property owners.
We work alongside other property professionals such as planning consultants, architects and solicitors to ensure our clients have access to the best possible advice.
If you feel you have a house or plot that you feel has future potential development, please call us on 01727 807000.