Land and New Homes

1Development Consultancy Services

2New Home Sales



1Our Team



1Development Consultancy Services

We offer on the ground insight and advice that is regularly converted into profitable results. Come to us for design advice and tactical guidance on key regeneration projects or press our team on anything from option appraisals and scheme optimisation to feasibility studies or getting the housing mix right for a specific location.

Understanding the requirements of our clients and delivering value drives our service offering. We will tailor our strategies to your specific needs enabling you to maximise the value of your assets.

Come to us for specific advice and commonly requested services such as:

  • Pricing
  • Market Research
  • Concept Analysis
  • Scheme Analysis
  • Value Engineering
  • New Home Sales

2New Home Sales

We Take Your Business Seriously

We are 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 offering the specialist services that support growth.

So we excel in delivering all the necessary elements for the successful launch of a development and the expertise and commitment to fully support the project for its duration. We have a great deal of experience in managing the site sales operations for our clients and you can count on our staff to represent your company professionally and to uphold your best interest.

We have worked with many of the UK͛s leading house builders and appreciate the finer details of working with premium developments. Our business driver is always to secure the best value for our clients, rather than take a sales rate. And in addition, we understand that a cohesive approach from a sales and lettings prospective can foster both short and long term gains. 

With us by your side you can achieve unrivalled exposure and enable the development to engage with an extensive catchment area. In short we will help you take your investment to the next level.


Delivering Value for your Land

As a land or property owner you will no doubt appreciate that you possess a valuable asset. But are you aware of all the development opportunities available to you? And if you have already applied for planning consent with a view to selling did you know that there are many lucrative options open to you that are often overlooked? Put simply your land could be worth more than you think. We are specialists in providing land owners like you with unrivalled insight and intelligence and on introducing you to trusted property buyers and local specialists.

We specialise in helping land owners like you navigate the many pitfalls that can occur when assessing a valued site. Plus, we have got the expertise and experience of dealing with a range of national, regional and local house builders, so if you are thinking of selling we can often introduce you to a serious buyer.

What types of sites are of interest?

Currently many shapes and sizes of land are in demand – from uniquely shaped parcels that often suit bespoke properties in densely populated areas to large open plots more suited to mixed use developments. Gardens, office buildings and commercial properties are also all desirable.

Brownfield, Greenfield and Strategic Land all have potential for any number of prospective uses – from residential housing and care homes through to retirement developments and affordable housing.

We are sensitive to the needs of those thinking of selling land in close proximity to their homes and neighbours. So we will work in partnership with you, carry out community consultations when necessary and clearly explain the process to help you achieve the level of planning consent you require to secure a sale.

"We are adept at adding value for our clients at any stage of the process. Submitted planning? Awaiting a decision? Been refused? Consented? We can help."


What part does planning play?

Land tends to be offered for certain in one of three ways.

  1. With planning consent.
  2. 2. Without planning consent.
  3. 3. Subject to planning consent.

When a piece of land is sold subject to planning, the interested buyer will agree to buy the site and exchange contracts as long as they are able to secure the planning consent they need to develop on the land. (This agreement will be covered by what is known as either an option or conditional contract). So it becomes the buyer's responsibility to submit the planning application at their own cost and when/or crucially if the planning consent is granted the sale will be completed. And while selling a site in this manner has risks and can be protracted a lengthy process It is by no means insurmountable.

It is not uncommon to be baffled by the terminology and processes involved so please do get in touch if you have any questions at all. I have knowledge of the land and property development industry and the parties involved enables us to offer unrivalled advice and insight.With our help you can achieve the best possible price with the least possible fuss.

1Our Team

Ian McClellandIan McClelland

- Land and New Homes Director

With close on 30 year's Estate Agency experience, Ian McClelland is a very familiar face around the town. Over the years, he has gained an intimate and unrivalled knowledge of all matters relating to property sales, valuations, letting and auctions in and around the Billingham, Wynyard, Norton & Wolviston areas. You can often here Ian telling customers ͞I have the best job in the world͟ and his flexible approach to work means he is always available and on hand to visit customers outside of normal working hours. So, if you're thinking of buying selling or renting in Billingham or if you just fancy picking his brains, Ian should be your 'Go to Guy'. A keen swimmer and runner, Ian has participated in many Great North Run and Great North Swim events and even the occasional triathlon. His passion though is cycling and it is not unusual for him to cover 100 miles on a Sunday ride out with his cycling buddies. The apple of his eye though is his 8-year-old Springer Spaniel Sky and he loves nothing more than a long walk on the beach with her.

Phone: 01642 955543

Mobile: 07739 759093



Richard PooleRichard Poole

- Partner

Richard is a Partner in Michael Poole and is also the partner responsible for Michael Poole Land and New Homes. He is also a Fellow member of both the NAEA and ARLA. Passionate about the Teesside and North Yorkshire areas and the opportunities our diverse landscape and towns provide to its residents and land owners.

Phone: 01642 955761

Mobile: 07734 568354