Land Acquisition & Land Needs

Balmoral are committed to sympathetic and sustainable development.

The vast majority of our work involves previously developed sites or "brownfield" land. In accordance with Government guidance, bringing forward brownfield sites for re-development also reduces the need for new development on environmentally valuable greenfield land.

We will look at all kinds of opportunities however large or small including:

Individual properties (houses/bungalows) on large plots/gardens

Assemblies of existing properties and their surplus gardens space

Redundant/Surplus:

- Office Buildings

- Commercial Buildings

- Industrial Buildings/Warehouses

Public Houses/Hotels

Petrol Stations

Scrap Yards/Builders Yards

Redundant farms/barns/outbuildings

Nurseries/Garden Centres

We operate throughout the south east including Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire although sites outside of this core area of operation are still of interest to us.

We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to explain our approach and provide an insight as to why we consider we are in a unique position to secure planning permission for our land owners.

We agree the value of the land with you at the outset. We then pursue the planning on your behalf entirely at our own cost and risk and if we are successful we purchase the land at the agreed price.

If you have land which you think may be suitable for residential development or a mixed use development then please contact us.

Strategic Land

Strategic Land is the term used to describe land that may be developed in the medium to long term, typically comprising green fields on the outskirts of existing settlements. It will not have the benefit of a planning permission, and often even the principle of it being developed will not yet have been recognised by the local planners. Promotion of land through the planning system is required to turn strategic land into development land, and a working knowledge of the planning system is the key to a proper understanding of strategic land.

We identify strategic development land opportunities and work in collaboration with the land owner to maximise the land value through Land Promotion Agreements. The cost of promoting and securing allocation and planning permission is borne by the promoter in exchange for a percentage of the eventual sale price of the site. Once planning has been granted we find a buyer for the site on the open market to achieve the best value.

This is a method which works very successfully as the land owner knows the site will achieve the best possible price, and we as ‘land promoters’ are totally impartial as to who ends up purchasing the scheme. It is completely transparent and there is no financial input to the process from the land owner. By its nature we are working with the land owners to maximise value and share in the gain; a traditional ‘option agreement’ has a diametrically opposed objective.

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