Developing brownfield land: Is it worth buying up disused petrol stations?

You may think of new housing development sites requiring prime residential locations in the UK, but that’s not always the case – the demand for redevelopment land is strong everywhere. If you’re prioritising easily accessible locations with good road infrastructure connectivity, the potential of decommissioned petrol station sites should not be underestimated. Land contamination issues […]

How to get planning permission to develop your agricultural land

Development land is in high demand, especially if it comes with planning permission. While commercial opportunities can be in relatively short supply or unattractively priced, perhaps agricultural land could fill some of the gap? Let’s take a closer look at how to get planning permission to develop agricultural land. What are the issues around agricultural […]

Brexit and residential property development: What does the future hold?

Share prices in housebuilders plummeted shortly after the EU referendum result was announced in June 2016. Since then, nearly 3 years have passed and it is interesting to note that despite the political uncertainty that still surrounds the whole Brexit situation, the residential development market seems to have kept calm and carried on. At Land […]

Coming into Land?

Your land could be your most valuable asset, but there are various issues involved in realising the value of your land. News for homeowners has been far from ideal during recent times. Increasing taxes bite into the level of disposable income within households, pension funds are being plundered, and inheritance tax is slowly eroding family […]

Why opt for a PROMOTION Agreement?

Bob Hilder, Strategic Land Director of Land & Brand New Homes, explains the reasons behind pursuing development opportunities under Promotion Agreements: “Under a Promotion Agreement the interests of Developer and Landowner are aligned.  Progression of the negotiations is on a genuine ‘partnership’ basis, requiring trust in seeking to maximise land value at all stages up […]