Development stages


1Has My Land Got Potential?


Could Land Development be and option for me?

Thinking of selling or developing your land? Here’s how we can help

Whether you have a large garden, possess land that could form a land assembly with other neighbours, own commercial premises or strategic land on 'edge of settlement', or a site with planning history, there are many options that open to you – and our land experts can help you maximise the value of your asset.

And if you're thinking: "What's my land worth?", when it comes to value, the best returns are typically achieved by obtaining planning permission to develop on land. 'Planning granted' can be challenging to achieve and it often requires experience, technical knowledge and a great deal of tenacity. This is just one of the areas where we can help.

If you're selling land, you're in the driving seat. You can choose the route that is most suited to you; we can support you with advice to apply for planning yourself, or alternatively, we could guide you through the process of selling to a house builder or developer. It's worth bearing in mind that there are further valuable options if you choose this route and we can suggest the best one to suit your needs and expectations.

Find out more about intricacies of selling land.

We work with house builders, planning consultants, architects and developers across the UK and can help you achieve the very best price within your timescales.

It all begins with a conversation. Planning refused? Planning submitted? Planning granted? Tell us where you are today and we'll help you reap the rewards tomorrow.

 

2I have applied for Planning Consent


Tell me more about my options

Applied for planning consent but unsure of your next steps?

Getting to this stage is no mean feat – congratulations! The next few months may be nail biting, but as long as you have engaged with the local authority positively (hopefully with a 'pre app') and are working with the right architects and planning consultants, you should be on the right track.

When thinking about your future plans, our fresh thinking and local connections can help you plot a path to profit sooner than you might have thought.

We can provide development consultancy advice, including pricing and market research, in readiness for when you obtain planning. You may be reviewing whether you will ultimately develop the site or perhaps consider selling the land on. It's worth bearing in mind that many house builders will work in partnership with landowners to ensure that a planning application is one that, once approved, will appeal to a house builder or end user.

Let's have a confidential, no obligation discussion to explore the various options open to you. We're here to help.

 

3I have had planning refused


What are my next steps?

Has your planning application been refused? No sweat.

Having a planning application refused can seem like the end of your journey, but it's often just the start. We can help you take things in a new direction.

There are several routes to follow. You could submit a planning appeal, or you can take a more measured approach and consider the reasons for the refusal. Very often a planning decision notice with a refusal will give you the guidance needed to overcome the most pressing issues and once these have been dealt with, a subsequent application won't be too harshly contested.

A high proportion of planning applications are refused first time, so please don't give up. We can help you reappraise the scheme, and perhaps help you find a buyer who will take on the challenge of getting the planning consent themselves. Alternatively, you may find yourself working in collaboration with a potential buyer on the basis that, once the planning application is granted, they'll proceed with the purchase.

The bottom line here is not to give up. We can give you the answers and support you need, and all it takes is a conversation. Speak to our team today.

 

4I have had planning approved


What opportunities are open to me?

Has your planning application been granted? What next?

WELL DONE! Your perseverance has paid off and now is the perfect time to review your options. You have an asset which is hugely valuable and appealing to many house builders and developers, who typically don't have the time and resources to speculate on buying land on a 'subject to planning' basis.

You may well be wondering whether to build the consented scheme yourself or sell the site on. At this stage, its best to get an up-to-date land valuation – one that considers the recently-achieved planning consent – as well as an appraisal on the value of the new build units so that you can understand the gross development value.

It may well be that it makes financial sense to cash-out now without undertaking the building work. Either way, we can guide you before you need to make any big decisions. And if you decide to explore selling the land, we have the contacts to know who will offer a competitive rate.

 

5My site is under construction


How can I get more out of the final stages?

Are you now market ready? We really need to talk.

We take your business seriously. We're proud to have made a name for ourselves in the land and new homes market by not only understanding the needs of house builders and land owners, but by offering the property consultant services that support growth.

You'll soon discover that we excel in delivering all the necessary elements for the successful launch of a development and that we have the expertise and commitment to fully-support a project for its duration through our sister business, Land & New Homes Network. With us, you can access a network of 300 leading estate agencies across the country.

We have considerable experience of managing site sales operations for our clients and you can count on our network of agents across the UK to represent your company professionally and to uphold your best interests.

Plus, we've worked with many of the UK's leading house builders and appreciate the finer details of working with premium developers; a cohesive approach from a sales and lettings perspective can foster both short- and long-term returns.

With our network, you can achieve unrivalled exposure for the development within an extensive catchment area, as well as throughout our UK network of noncompeting estate agents.