What if we told you we can maximise
your land value
We will work with you to develop a bespoke strategy that will maximise its value.
The planning process is complex and requires a focused approach, supported by detailed technical information which is all carefully constructed to either secure an allocation within a Development Plan or a valuable planning permission. We have a strong track record of delivering land for employment uses, from offices to logistic warehouses, in addition to hotels and other mixed use schemes. We also promote land for residential development, on both greenfield and brownfield sites.
From the outset of all projects, an individual planning promotion strategy is agreed with landowners which then forms the basis of the promotion and development agreement. Where land is not allocated for development it is almost always recommended that the land should be promoted through the Local Authority's Development Plan process, seeking an allocation for the proposed development. Typically 5 to 10 year promotion periods are required to secure an allocation.
If a site is allocated we recommend that an outline planning application is submitted to establish the land's full development potential and to understand the issues and costs associated with it's delivery. Planning applications usually require 12-18 months to prepare and secure.
Stoford's highly skilled in-house team will assemble the numerous professional consultants and advisors required to progress with the agreed planning promotion and development strategies.
All of the Stoford project team contribute to the technical and environmental challenges of delivering a scheme. We draw upon our extensive land, planning, development and construction experience to devise innovative solutions to the challenges encountered. Our goal is to maximise value and minimise cost whilst always being mindful of our agreed objectives.
We have an excellent track record of working with council leaders, local planning authorities and other public sector consultees. Many of these organisations have experience of our past successes and our ability to address their requirements but importantly to attract new businesses and investment to an area.
When land is being promoted or subject to a planning application,
it is essential to consult with the local community, and also with organisations who will, in time, comment on a planning application before it is determined. It is important to fully engage with these organisations as early as possible to understand any issues or concerns and to positively address them in the planning process.
It is a combination of the earlier stages of investigation and engagement that inform us of the most effective steps to be taken in promoting the land. There are frequent opportunties to continue to engage with a Local Authority to position the land as positively as possible. From our experience thoroughly promoting the land provides the best chances of securing an allocation.
Stoford are known for the delivery of planning and development land.
On your behalf we manage the entire planning application process effectively with a view to obtaining planning permission on the best terms possible.
Following the award of planning permission the agreed disposal options are implemented whether it is an early sale to market, procurement of infrastructure and/or joint development.
As part of the disposal options landowners are able to sell their land but are also offered the potential to share in development profits.
Stoford are committed to delivery by working collaboratively with landowners and with complete transparency.
When implementing our planning, promotion and development strategies we will guide you through each stage of the process, as illustrated above. As a landowner, you can be involved as much or as little as you wish but we will always regularly update you and your professional team. We ensure landowners have access to their key point of contact at Stoford but also with access to our land, planning and development teams.