As the local land experts, we work with Leicester’s best architects and town planners who are able to help every step of the way when it comes to applying for planning permission and making the most of your land. And if you’re thinking, ‘What’s my land worth?’, when it comes to value, the best returns are typically achieved by obtaining planning permission to develop on land. If you’re selling land, you’re in the driving seat. You can choose the route that is most suited to you; we can support you with advice if you’re looking to apply for planning yourself, or alternatively we could guide you through the process of selling to a house builder or developer. It’s worth bearing in mind that there are further valuable options if you choose this route, and we can suggest the best one to suit your needs and expectations.
Getting to this stage is no mean feat – congratulations! The next few months may be nail biting, but as long as you have engaged with the local authority positively (hopefully with a ‘pre app’) and are working with the right architects and planning consultants, you should be on the right track.
When thinking about your future plans, our fresh thinking and local connections can help you plot a path to profit sooner than you might have thought.
Firstly, we can provide development consultancy advice, including pricing and market research, in readiness for when you obtain planning consent. Secondly, you may be reviewing whether you will ultimately develop the site or perhaps consider selling the land on. It’s worth bearing in mind that many house builders will work in partnership with landowners to ensure that a planning application is one that, once approved, will appeal to a house builder or end user.
Having a planning application refused can seem like the end of your journey, but it’s often just the start. We can help you take things in a new direction.
There are several routes to follow. You could submit a planning appeal, or you can take a more measured approach and consider the reasons for the refusal. Very often a planning decision notice with a refusal will give you the guidance needed to overcome the most pressing issues and, once these have been dealt with, a subsequent application won’t be too harshly contested.
A high proportion of planning applications are refused first time, so please don’t give up. We can help you reappraise the scheme, and perhaps help you find a buyer who will take on the challenge of getting the planning consent themselves. Alternatively, you may find yourself working in collaboration with a potential buyer on the basis that, once the planning application is granted, they’ll proceed with the purchase.
The bottom line here is not to give up. We can give you the answers and support that you need, all it takes is a conversation. Speak to our team today.
Firstly, WELL DONE! Your perseverance has paid off and now is the perfect time to review your options. You have an asset that is hugely valuable and will appeal to many house builders and developers, who typically don’t have the time and resources to speculate on buying land on a ‘subject to planning’ basis.
You may well be wondering whether to build the consented scheme yourself or sell the site on. At this stage, it’s best to get an up-to-date land valuation – one that considers the recently-achieved planning consent – as well as an appraisal on the value of the new build units, so that you can understand the gross development value.
It may well be that it makes financial sense to cash out now without undertaking the building work. Either way, we can provide guidance before you need to make any big decisions. And if you decide to explore selling the land, we have the contacts to find someone who will offer a competitive rate.