Current Projects

Tunbridge Wells

  • Location: Land at Eridge Road
  • Planning Authority:

Acting for retained clients Beechcroft, we have assisted in agreeing a subject to planning deal on this brownfield site, a former builders merchants currently owned by Aldi. Plans are now being prepared for a C3 retirement scheme to be submitted during the latter half of 2021.

Benson

  • Location: Land adjacent to Braze Lane, Benson, Oxon
  • Planning Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council

We have a long term promotion agreement on this site, which is also allocated in the Benson Neighbourhood Plan. Our revised outline planning application was submitted in February 2021 and is currently awaiting determination by South Oxfordshire DC planners.

Chinnor

  • Location: Land adjacent to Crowell Road, Chinnor, Oxon
  • Planning Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council

We are acting for retained clients to bring forward a high-quality senior living scheme on this edge of settlement site. An outline planning application was submitted to South Oxfordshire District Council during February 2021 and is currently awaiting determination.

Drayton West

  • Location: Land adjacent to Barrow Road, Drayton, Oxon
  • Planning Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council

We have recently secured a long-term promotion agreement on this land and we are presently preparing our planning strategy for consideration by the local authority and key stakeholders.

Moreton

  • Location: Moreton Road, Moreton, Oxfordshire
  • Planning Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council

We are working with retained clients in order to bring forward proposals on this central village site.

Whitchurch

  • Location: Land adjacent to Manor Farm, Buckingham Road, Whitchurch, Bucks
  • Planning Authority: Buckinghamshire Council

We have secured a long-term promotion agreement on this land north of the village. Our intention is to bring forward a high-quality housing scheme, with initial consultation commencing during 2021 to coincide with the preparation of the local neighbourhood plan.

Drayton South

  • Location: Land adjacent to Drayton East Way & Drayton Road, Drayton, Oxon
  • Planning Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council

We have recently secured a long-term promotion agreement on this land and we are presently preparing our planning strategy for consideration by the local authority and key stakeholders.

Completed Projects

Anzac House Devizes, Wiltshire

Previous Use
Former C2 Care Home (brownfield)
Scheme
66-bed Care Home (C2)
Developer
LNT Care
Planning Authority
East Wiltshire District Council

Anzac House was a former Care Home that had fallen into disrepair after the previous owners had vacated the site. With grounds extending to c.1.5 acres, we identified the opportunity for LNT Group and they went on to acquire the site. A planning application was made to East Wiltshire Council for a new 66 bed Care Home, replacing the dilapidated buildings on site whilst continuing the C2 use with a more modern and efficient design. Planning permission was secured at local level during 2017. Local councillors and residents were happy that the site was finally being redeveloped for a use that would continue to serve the needs of the local community.

Burford Shilton Road, Burford

Previous Use
Arable land
Scheme
Residential retirement development of 67 cottages and apartments with residents lounge and gardens (forming part of a larger consortium-led scheme)
Developer
Beechcroft Developments Limited
Planning Authority
West Oxfordshire District Council

This site obtained an outline planning permission on appeal for a large scheme comprising a mix of C2 and C3 uses, including open market residential, affordable housing, Assisted Living and Care. When it was marketed, we acted for Beechcroft by selecting suitable consortium partners, preparing a detailed bid proposal and attending interviews on their behalf. Our bid was ultimately successful and our clients and their development partners went on to secure the site. As the extant planning permission was in outline form, the consortium had to submit a detailed reserved matters application, which was later supported by the local planners and permission soon followed. The scheme will provide an excellent mix of dwellings catering for all types of resident. The site is in close proximity to the popular Cotswold town of Burford and will provide many local businesses with a significant economy boost.

Harpenden Salisbury Avenue, Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Previous Use
Residential Care Home
Scheme
Residential retirement scheme for 7 bespoke apartments & 1 villa
Developer
Beechcroft Developments Limited
Planning Authority
St Albans District Council

Acting for retained clients, we helped to secure this excellent site in the Harpenden Conservation area, close to all local amenities. The site was previously used as a small residential care home (C2), which was run down and in need of long term investment. The vendors decided to sell as the site was really no longer fit for purpose. Our clients purchased the site on an unconditional basis, planning a select scheme of 8 exclusive retirement apartments and associated landscaping and car parking. The site has a locally listed building, which will be retained, with other less sympathetic extensions removed and replaced with high-quality new build development.

Kingham Churchill Road, Kingham, Oxfordshire

Previous Use
Paddock Land
Scheme
Bespoke residential development comprising 3no. private houses and associated gardens, access and landscaping
Developer
Sold to private buyer
Planning Authority
West Oxon District Council

We secured our first promotion agreement and our maiden planning permission on this infill site in the picturesque village of Kingham back in 2017. Acting for private landowners our team designed a bespoke residential scheme, originally comprising 4x dwellings. After local consultation it was agreed the scheme would work much better for 3x dwellings so we re-designed it and went back to the local parish to present the amended proposals. This was well-received and they commended our approach in taking account of local opinions. The revised scheme was submitted to the local planning authority and recommended for approval. Because of the work we had done locally and the appropriate scale of the proposals, we also managed to negate a planning committee and our application was approved under delegated powers. This project proves again that consultation and design goes a long way to winning local approval. Doing the detail work up-front resulted in a better scheme over a shorter timeframe and the site sold quickly to a private buyer.

Long Crendon Long View, Buckinghamshire

Previous Use
Garden & Paddock
Scheme
Residential development of 5 bespoke detached homes
Developer
Lucy Developments Limited
Planning Authority
Aylesbury Vale District Council

Acting for retained clients, we assisted in the purchase of this superb site in the popular village of Long Crendon. The site was purchased on an unconditional basis and already benefitted from a planning permission for 5 large detached dwellings. Our clients went back to planning, making small but significant detail improvements to the scheme. Subsequent construction was rapid and the response has been very positive.

Shiplake Mill Road, Shiplake, Oxfordshire

Previous Use
Empty paddock land
Scheme
Residential development – 2 large executive dwellings
Developer
W Lucy Developments
Planning Authority
South Oxfordshire District Council

Acting for private landowners, we undertook pre-planning and design work in order to demonstrate this site’s potential for two large detached properties, which gained local authority support. We then helped our clients market the site to a select group of niche developers on a subject to planning basis. Lucy Developments were selected, and they went on to secure a detailed planning permission during the latter part of 2017, following extensive local consultation and design work. The scheme, named ‘The Cotterells’ was built out during 2020.

Wheatley The Former Railway Public House, Oxfordshire

Previous Use
Public House
Scheme
Residential retirement development comprising 16no. units comprised of apartments and cottages arranged in a courtyard scheme
Developer
Beechcroft Developments Limited
Planning Authority
South Oxfordshire District Council

This 0.6 acre brownfield site was marketed on behalf of Fullers brewery, a former public house that had fallen into disrepair and without any planning history. Acting on behalf of retained clients, we agreed an unconditional deal to acquire the site on an unconditional basis. A detailed planning application was submitted for a mixed scheme of 16x apartments and cottages arranged around a garden courtyard. During the planning process we engaged with local residents and managed to secure the site’s allocation within the emerging Neighbourhood Plan. Planning consent was granted locally during March 2018. The scheme is now built out and sold.

Leatherhead Land at Randalls Road, Surrey

Previous Use
Greenfield Edge of Settlement
Scheme
Retirement, Care (C2), Affordable and Open Market Housing (C3)
Developer
Beechcroft, Porthaven & Bewley Homes
Planning Authority
Mole Valley District Council

This 7.8 acre site was being marketed on behalf of the local authority and benefitted from an outline planning permission for residential development of up to 60 dwellings. Acting for retained clients, we agreed an unconditional deal to purchase the site.

Our proposals were a departure from the original outline permission, instead opting for a mix of retirement dwellings and a care home to complement and enhance the mix of affordable and open market dwellings. This proved more profitable for our clients and the local authority and made better use of land that had been released to increase housing supply in the district. The scheme was more complementary to its surroundings and offered a solution for all members of the community, from social rented affordable housing to dementia care.

Lower Shiplake Former Wyevale Garden Centre, Lower Shiplake, Oxon

Previous Use
Scheme
Developer
Planning Authority
South Oxfordshire District Council

We are acting for retained clients to help secure this redundant nursery site on the edge of Lower Shiplake. The vendors achieved their own outline planning consent and marketed the site during 2019/20. However, their original deal fell through and we were able to assist in putting together a revised bid package and planning strategy. Our clients have agreed an unconditional purchase based on the original permission and are seeking to increase unit numbers due to the growing housing needs in Henley.

Thame Thame Service Station, Park Street, Oxfordshire

Previous Use
Brownfield Car Sales Site
Scheme
Retirement Development (C3)
Developer
Beechcroft Developments Limited
Planning Authority
South Oxfordshire District Council

Following a targeted site search for Beechcroft Developments, we identified this site and made contact with the business owners. The existing business was doing well, but had outgrown the site and needed more space for servicing and sales. A change of use was sanctioned by the local planners on the guarantee that the business would remain in Thame. Working with our clients and our dedicated consultant team, we designed a scheme for 21x retirement units, with input from local residents and the town and district councils. Planning was later granted under delegated powers and Thame Cars successfully relocated to a larger modern site on the edge of the town, increasing their customer offer and turnover. Sales of the retirement units were strong and the development is viewed locally as a good example of the merits of proactive planning.

Watlington Shirburn Road, Watlington, Oxfordshire

Previous Use
Antiques Warehouse & Storage (B8)
Scheme
Residential retirement scheme for 37 cottages and apartments & a 60 bed Care Home (C2
Developer
Beechcroft Developments Limited
Planning Authority
South Oxfordshire District Council

Acting for Beechcroft, we spent over 3 years promoting the merits of this brownfield site. The site was formerly a Ministry of War depot served by the Princes Risborough-Watlington railway, and latterly a rundown antiques warehouse of the edge of the town. Due to increased housing need in the district and on-going traffic and pollution problems, a relief road around Watlington was proposed and supported by the local Neighbourhood Planning Group. This site made a significant and vital contribution to the relief road by providing land for access to a new roundabout and a connecting road for future development. This benefit and the high-quality scheme design led to favourable support from Watlington parish. By engaging with the local parish, NP group and residents we were also able to gain the support of the local planners and planning permission was granted in the Summer of 2020.

Public Consultation

When we have active sites, details of our proposals will be available to view and interested parties can submit responses and feedback here.