Profile

Victoria Land specialise in the promotion of residential development sites. We act for landowners by working with communities and local authorities to secure high-quality planning consents.

Our background in the development industry provides a detailed knowledge of the planning system and means we can offer the best advice to our clients. Land is a precious commodity and promotion plays a key role in housing delivery; our focus is on enhancing the built environment by placing exemplary design at the heart of all our proposals. If we must build more, then we should build better.

Victoria Land is owned and managed by an experienced team backed by a dedicated consultant group. We are hands-on and selective in our choice of projects and we believe in the value of engagement and collaboration.

Alongside our promotion work we also undertake consultancy services to the development industry, and we specialise in land for the senior living sector.

Team

Jenny Hutchings - Director  LinkedIn Profile

Jenny founded Victoria Land in 2014 after a 12-year career in the housebuilding industry. She has worked for a number of volume and niche developers, including Shanly Homes, Laing and the Berkeley Group. The company began by acting for developers on a consultancy basis and this quickly expanded into targeted site searches and then land promotion, which has become the company’s principal role. Jenny continues to seek new opportunities whilst working closely with our retained clients. She holds a Masters Degree in Real Estate from the Reading College of Estate Management.

Duncan Morris – Director  LinkedIn Profile

Duncan joined Victoria Land in 2017 after 20 years in residential development. He previously held senior positions with various developers including Charles Church, Shanly Homes and the Berkeley Group, and later specialised in the senior living sector with Beechcroft. His main focus is the identification and sourcing of long-term promotion opportunities and fostering relationships with landowners, agents and developers. An advocate of the design-led approach to development, he believes that promoters have an important role to play in the quality of the built environment and his diverse experience is invaluable to the success of the business.


Principal Consultants

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Formed in 1993, BHP Harwood have offices in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. They have a unique approach to their work, with extensive experience designing schemes in sensitive locations and working in conservation areas and with listed buildings. Their imaginative and commercial approach has placed them in high demand and their work has won them civic trust awards for housing in conservation areas. BHP play an active part in the architectural community, including involvement with LPA design panels for the Vale of White Horse and West Berkshire District Councils. BHP have worked successfully with us since our inception and are an important part of our team.

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Ridge have been a key member of our consultant team since the beginning and they handle the bulk of our planning work. Ridge is a specialist planning consultancy operating throughout the UK. With over 25 years’ experience, the practise has evolved and continues to build on a solid reputation for success in complex planning matters. With extensive experience in dealing with community groups and local authority planning departments, they provide us with essential knowledge of emerging planning policy across a broad area. Once a project is agreed, Ridge also help to manage and co-ordinate the specialist consultants that support our planning applications.

Endorsement

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We instructed Victoria Land on a small greenfield site, which we had been advised by others would be unlikely to get planning permission. Agreeing terms with VL was stress-free and they were straightforward throughout. Their advice and strategy were clear and well thought-out at each stage. Working with their team of consultants they proposed and agreed a development scheme with us, consulted with the planning officer, parish council and neighbours and tailored it to take account of comments. They succeeded in obtaining planning permission in less than a year, and we would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Landowner, Oxon

Victoria Land approached us and took time to listen to our needs. They never lost sight of the objectives and pulled together a team that were 100% professional at every turn. Making all of the pieces fit together is a complex process. Jenny and the team kept me informed every step of the way. Challenges presented themselves and they were all met head on. A big thank you to Victoria Land, they set out to deliver and that’s exactly what they did!

Karl White Managing Director - Thame Cars

For over 30 years I have worked in prime residential property agency, both as a director of Savills and a Partner at Knight Frank. Having worked on a number of transactions with Victoria Land, I have been hugely impressed with their in-depth knowledge, professionalism and client base. They are without doubt an extremely capable and well-respected company with a growing loyal following. I would not hesitate in recommending them to any of my clients.

Nick Brown Director – Private View Property

I have worked with Jenny now on several projects and have always found her to be conscientious and professional in all situations. Jenny is very diligent and incredibly driven and her professional approach to her work has helped secure some great residential development opportunities across Oxfordshire and the south east.

Giles Brockbank, Planning Director, Ridge LLP

Jenny and Duncan have a thorough knowledge of the planning and development process. We secured a site from a private vendor they were acting for and were sufficiently impressed, so we asked them to act for us on future land acquisitions.

Ian Ashcroft Director - W Lucy Developments

Victoria Land have always provided us with a very professional and timely service on a number of development opportunities. Successful both in the residential and mixed-use sector of the market, we would highly recommend them.

Bogdan Nedelkoff Partner - BHP Harwood Architects

Victoria Land were appointed to promote land for one of our clients. Their approach was thorough and professional and the outcome was beyond the vendors expectations. We would have no hesitation recommending them to other landowners

Simon Noyes-Lewis, Noyes Lewis Commercial