Land Promotion - Case studies

Burnham on Crouch - Essex

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 is an allocation in the recently adopted Maldon District Local Plan and 180 dwellings, a care home, a nursery and 3.4 ha of employment land was granted planning permission in August 2017. The residential element of the scheme has been sold to a developer. Further land for housing, a care home and commercial development will be marketed during 2019.

 

Key Figures

  • 180 dwellings
  • Care Home
  • Nursery
  • 3.4 ha employment land
  • Extensive amenity space

Leiston - Suffolk

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 being marketed for sale.

Key Figures

  • Eight acres
  • Planning permission for 77 new homes

Sherburn-in-Elmet - Yorkshire

Description

Hodgson’s Gate is a development site to the north east of Sherburn-in-Elmet for up to 270 dwellings which will include a range of family houses, bungalows and affordable homes. 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 positive contribution to Sherburn-in-Elmet.

The site was sold to Yorkshire Housing Association and negotiations are under way to provide an access to an adjoining development site for 150 dwellings.

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

Key Figures

  • High quality scheme
  • Consented scheme for up to 270 dwellings
  • New access on to A162

Risby - Suffolk

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. Development has now been completed. Pigeon will be promoting adjoining land through the Local Plan review.

Key Figures

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

Carmarthen - Carmarthenshire

Description

Pentremeurig Farm is a 98.5 acre property with strategic development potential on the edge of Carmarthen, South Wales. The farm is split into two land parcels, Pentremeurig South (35 acres) which is allocated within the West Carmarthen Development Plan and Pentremeurig North (63.5 acres) which is a strategic land holding. A Resolution to Grant for 250 dwellings was approved in 2016 on the southern parcel of land. The site is expected to be marketed for sale in 2018.

A new link road to service the urban extension was opened in March 2019. This will help facilitate the delivery of the development parcels.

Key Figures

  • 35 acres within the Development Plan of Pentremeuring South
  • Resolution to Grant for 250 dwellings
  • 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 Master Plan consideration. The site has now been removed from the green belt and a planning application has been submitted.

Key Figures

  • 80 acre 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 c. 500 homes. Discussions are on-going with neighbouring landowners, which could extend the area under promotion, and the scheme is being promoted through the Central Bedfordshire Council Local Plan review. A planning application is being prepared for 228 dwellings and will be submitted in Q2 of 2018.

Key Figures

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

Cromer - Norfolk

Description

Pigeon is 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. The site has been selected as one of three sites for consideration by the District Council.

Key Figures

  • 20 acres
  • Housing and extensive open space
  • Potential to bring forward a new pre-school and primary school site

Woolpit - Suffolk

Description

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

Pigeon submitted a planning application to Mid Suffolk District Council in March 2016 for 120 dwellings which includes affordable housing, self-build, a new car park for the Health Centre, open space and other community benefits. Planning permission was granted in July 2018, and the site is now under offer to a national house builder.

 

Key Figures

  • Circa 16 acres
  • Significant community benefits

Rownhams - Hampshire

Description

Pigeon was appointed to promote land at Rownhams for residential-led 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 2015 and the application was refused due to development in the countryside and a landscape objection. An appeal was dismissed in October 2016 and the site is being promoted through the Local Plan review. The new Local Plan is scheduled to be adopted in January 2022.

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.

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
  • Sustainable location on the edge of Southampton