Land Promotion - Case studies

Essex - Burnham on Crouch

Description

Pigeon Land was appointed by landowners in 2012 to promote land at Burnham on Crouch for residential development, care home, extensive green infrastructure and a range of community benefits. The site has been identified in the emerging Maldon District Local Plan as suitable for development, and a planning application for a residential led mixed-use scheme was submitted in April 2014, and was approved last year. The site will be sold to a house builder in the near future.

Key Figures

  • Application for 213 dwellings
  • Care Home Complex
  • Nursery
  • Employment provision
  • Reserved site for a primary school and town uses
  • Extensive Green Infrastructure

Suffolk - Leiston

Description

Pigeon introduced a freehold purchase opportunity to a private investor who acquired the site in 2015. At the time of purchase it was identified as suitable for residential development within the draft Neighbourhood Plan in conjunction with open space and community facilities. The land extends to eight acres and is currently vacant scrub land.

Suffolk Coastal District Council resolved to grant planning permission in January 2017 for 77 homes. The outline application includes a mix of open market and affordable family housing and community gardens situated around a group of protected trees. The site is now under offer to a house builder.

Key Figures

  • Eight acres
  • Planning permission for 77 new homes

Yorkshire - Sherburn-in-Elmet

Description

Hodgson’s Gate is a proposed development to the north east of Sherburn-in-Elmet, which will deliver a range of family houses (including affordable homes) and open space. This exciting new development will provide further investment in the village and wider community benefits. Pedestrian and cycle routes will connect the development via Hodgson’s Lane and Pinfold Garth with vehicular movements directed via a new access on to the A162.

An extensive range of sustainability measures have been incorporated within the design of the development to ensure a high quality scheme which will make a notable positive contribution to Sherburn-in-Elmet.

Planning permission was granted at appeal in December 2016 for up to 270 dwelling and the site is now under offer to a house builder.

For more information, visit http://www.hodgsonsgate.co.uk/

Key Figures

  • High quality scheme
  • Potential to deliver a range of homes and open space
  • New access on to A162

Suffolk - Risby

Description

Pigeon has sold a four acre site for 20 houses at Risby, five miles west of Bury St Edmunds to Fleur Developments of Holt, Norfolk. A planning application was submitted in 2013 with the support of the Parish and Borough Councils, and planning permission was granted in September 2014. The site was marketed by Strutt & Parker and the sale has now completed. Construction is now under way.

Key Figures

  • 4 acre site
  • Planning permission for 20 houses
  • Site marketed and has now been sold to Fleur Developments of Holt

Carmarthenshire - Carmarthen

Description

Pentremeurig Farm is a 98.5 acre dairy holding with strategic development potential on the edge of Carmarthen. The farm is split into two land parcels, Pentremeurig South (35 acres) which is allocated within the Development Plan and Pentremeurig North (63.5 acres) which is a strategic land holding. A planning application for 250 units was submitted in 2014 on the southern parcel and has been approved subject to agreeing the S106 Agreement.

The West Carmarthen link road is currently under construction and the first phase of development (on third party land) is under way.

Key Figures

  • 35 acres within the Development Plan of Pentremeuring South
  • Planning application for 240 units
  • Long term strategic value of Pentremeuring North

Stevenage - Hertfordshire

Description

Pigeon was appointed in early 2015 to promote a site of 80 acres on the East side of Stevenage, within the Metropolitan Green Belt. A scheme of up to 600 new dwellings, community facilities, extensive landscaping and open space has been prepared and submitted to East Hertfordshire District Council for consideration. The site will be promoted through the Local Plan review, and a planning application will be submitted in due course.

Key Figures

  • 80 acres Green Belt site
  • Up to 600 dwellings
  • Full range of community facilities
  • Extensive landscaping and open space

Sandy - Bedfordshire

Description

Pigeon are promoting approximately 55 acres of land on behalf of landowners to the north of the town. The site could deliver 500 homes. Discussions are being held with neighbouring landowners which could extend the area under promotion.

Key Figures

  • 55 acres
  • Sustainable location
  • 47 minutes by train to London

Norfolk - Cromer

Description

Pigeon are promoting approximately 20 acres of land on the western edge of Cromer on behalf of landowners. Cromer is a popular seaside town located on the desirable North Norfolk coast.

Key Figures

  • 20 acres
  • Housing and extensive open space

Suffolk - Woolpit

Description

Pigeon was appointed by private landowners to promote land at Woolpit. It comprises 16 acres of agricultural land.

Pigeon submitted a planning application to Mid Suffolk District Council in March 2016 for 120 dwellings and includes affordable housing, self-build, a new car park for the Health Centre, open space and other community benefits. The planning application was approved August 2016, and the site is now under offer to a national house builder.

 

Key Figures

  • 16 acres
  • Significant community benefits

Hampshire - Rownhams

Description

Pigeon was appointed to promote land at Rownhams for residential development in January 2015 on behalf of The Barker Mill Estate.

A planning application was considered by the Test Valley Borough Council Planning Committee in October and the application was refused due to a landscape objection. An appeal was dismissed in October 2016 and the site will now be promoted through the Local Plan review.

The site comprises approximately 8.5 hectares of agricultural land and the village is a key service centre on the edge of Southampton, 4 miles away from the city centre.

The vision for Field Farm includes an easily accessible and sustainable development of up to 140 new high quality homes, a new public orchard and footpaths, a play area and a usable open space. For more information go to: www.fields-farm.co.uk

Key Figures

  • 8.5 hectares (20 acres) of land
  • Suitable for 140 new homes with public open space
  • Planning application due for determination in Summer 2015