Property Development and Planning Consultancy

We are highly experienced in providing development consultancy and transactional services for both residential and commercial development. Services offered to both vendor and purchaser clients include the undertaking of preliminary feasibility and exploratory investigations and advice on design, marketing and sales.
Our Planning & Development Approach

We provide a holistic approach to development consultancy. Utilising our knowledge of national and local planning policy and our extensive valuation experience, we provide strategic disposal or acquisition advice, seeking to add value to a site whenever possible.

Our services include the following;

  • Site identification
  • Acquisition or disposal strategies
  • Market Analysis
  • Planning Policy Analysis
  • Concept Plans
  • Development and viability appraisal
  • Planning applications
  • Stakeholder and local community engagement
  • S106 and CIL negotiation
  • Affordable housing assessment
  • Option and overage negotiation
  • Planning appeal strategies and consultation

We recognise the planning process underpins the success of any development. The manner in which planning is handled can help or hinder the progress of scheme, unlock or restrain value. Combining our knowledge of development appraisal and valuation, with a comprehensive understanding and experience of planning policy and processes, ensures we provide commercially sound strategies that achieve our client’s objectives.

Case Studies

St Paul’s, Bristol

Planning consent granted for 250 PBSA units. Contract placement.

Hartpury University and Hartpury College

Development consultancy and off-balance sheet funding sourced for 160 PBSA units on campus, GDV £14m.

Falmouth, Cornwall

118 PBSA units delivered in Falmouth. Development consultancy, marketing and disposal of the completed development to a Family Office.

Canary Wharf, London E14

Freehold Development site, feasibility and due diligence advice provided as well as s106 presale.

Trewhiddle Village, Cornwall

Planning obtained for 34 holiday units
Major redevelopment undertaken of former camp site.

Poole, Dorset

Resi-led development acquired with planning for 291 units. Funding and contract negotiations. GDV £107m.

Langston Road, Loughton, Essex

Joint venture with Epping District Council. Planning obtained on 7 acre industrial site for 180,000 sq. ft. of open A1 fashion led Retail Park.

Friern Barnet Hospital Site, Barnet, London N20

Freehold Development Site.
Services provided
Disposal advice and due diligence
Planning and development consultancy
Marketing and sales consultancy
Major redevelopment undertaken, including a new housing development of 730 dwelling on former farmland and a historic hospital conversion comprising 256 apartments

22 High Street, St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Planning granted for 24 units and one high street retail unit.
GDV – £7.2m

Ware Road, Hertfordshire

The development consented was for the demolition of existing police station building and construction of a new mixed use development comprising 90 residential flats, 36 houses, an 80 bed hotel, a 60 bed nursing home, two retail units and a nursery, together with underground parking.
GDV – £40.6m

Studio Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Fujitsu’s Head Office acquired. Planning achieved on part of the site for 85 residential units, mainly of houses. Balance of site, planning achieved for 49 residential apartments.

Apex Corner, Watford Way, Mill Hill

Consented for a single retail unit of 5,200 sq. ft. with 17 on site car spaces.
GDV – £4.2m

Red Lodge, Suffolk

Planning for 114 residential homes
GDV – £22m

64–70 Vyner Street, London

A development of 16 residential dwellings comprising 6 one bedroom flats, 9 two-bedroom flats and 1 three-bedroom flat.

Vicarage Farm Road, Heston

Former Territorial Army site freehold sale. The site had no particular zoning but the preference was for a residential scheme.

Former Allied Domecq Site, Clerkenwell, London EC

3-acre Freehold Development Site Acquisition and subsequent sale with planning
Services provided
Acquisition advice and due diligence
Asset management
Planning and development consultancy
Marketing and disposal of the site with planning
One of Clerkenwell’s largest redevelopment schemes

Drummond Park, Ludgershall, Wiltshire

Approximately 30 acre site consisting of an old MOD establishment with redundant disused industrial buildings. Consent was achieved for an outline application of circa 470 units. GDV – £97m plus.

Park Road, Watford

Consent for demolition of existing buildings and construction of 22 houses (9 four bedrooms, 11 three-bedrooms and 2 two-bedrooms), a nursery and an area of open space, with associated parking, access and landscaping.
GDV – £9m

Elmgrove Road, Harrow

Former Territorial Army site freehold sale. Site was available for development to a variety of uses.

Lord street, Watford, Hertfordshire

Retail premises acquired for change of use. Planning obtained for 35 residential apartments.

Winfrith Technology Park, Dorset

123 acres of existing mixed use commercial and rural land – former nuclear research centre. Promoted for future development.
GDV – £50m plus.

Haydon Dell, Bushey

Demolition of existing industrial buildings and erection of 8 five-bedroom, two storey houses, new access road of Merry Hill Road.
GDV – £6.8m

Douro Street, Bow, London

Site of approximately 550 sq m. with planning permission for demolition of existing building and redevelopment of the site comprising the erection of part 2 to 3 storey building to provide nine dwelling (three houses and six flats), cycle parking, refuse/ recycling facilities.
GDV – £6.217m

Land to the rear of 61 Station Road, Ashwell

Erection of 20 dwellings consisting of 15 three-bed dwellings and 5 two-bed dwellings, two double garages, car parking, new access road and landscaping. New crossover and pedestrian access from Station Road.
GDV – £6.1m

Victoria Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Vacant site acquired for future development. Planning obtained for the construction of four storey building with ground floor Class B1(a) (office) and 12 one bedroom and two bedroom flats with associated parking and access.

The Crescent, Westcliff

Development of 22 residential dwellings comprising 11 four bed, 7 three bed and 4 two bed.

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