It’s been a busy few months for Catesby Estates plc, with a number of land sales, land promotion appointments, public consultations and planning permissions awaiting decision:

Three sales have been completed with a further 3 in the pipeline; 7 acres for 70 new homes in Wilstead was sold to Bellway Homes, 6.5 acres for 55 homes in Alford was sold to Cala Homes and a further 15 acres in Abingdon for 200 homes was sold to David Wilson Homes.

The average affordable housing provision was 38% across all three sites demonstrating our recognition of the current housing crisis and the need to provide a wide range of housing.

Our land team continues to be busy with new sites, with recent residential promotion deals secured at Fleckney; 37 acres, Shefford; 10.6 acres, Melksham; 74.9 acres and our freehold purchase of a 13.8 acre site in Wylde Green.

The delivery of strategic infrastructure work to support the Myton Green residential development of 790 new homes in Warwick is gathering pace and is due to commence later this month lasting around 56 weeks. 

Infrastructure Delivery

We have worked in partnership with the landowners Europa Way Consortium, to look at ways of maximising land value by the creation of serviced land parcels through the provision of infrastructure, whilst also developing a site that is sensitive to the area in which it sits.

In time, the development will deliver six equipped play areas, a network of new footpaths and cycleways along with the planting of more than 250 specimen trees set in around 20 acres of green open space.  Serviced land parcels are already under offer to two housebuilders.

Engagement

Our in-house planning and technical teams continue to work hard to ensure stakeholders see these developments as a positive part of their community.  We interact with local communities as soon as possible within the planning process, working closely with planning officials and councils, striving for excellence in communication to inform and consult with all parties at each stage of the process.

This was demonstrated with over 400 local residents turning out to view our proposals for 690 new homes, including 40% affordable housing in Kenilworth, with the majority of residents supportive and recognising the need for new homes in the area.

Land Promoters & Developers Federation

In addition to our site work, we have been key founder members of the Land Promoters and Developers Federation which launched earlier this month.

The Land Promoters and Developers Federation consists of a number of key players in the sector, both large and small, who have come together to speak with one voice on common issues relating to housing delivery. 

We want to dispense with some of the myths and misconceptions around the role of land promoters and developers by highlighting the expertise and track record of our members as well as through research relating to the sector as a whole.

Our ambition is to enhance the current debate on housing supply and be part of the process of finding solutions that makes the future for those still searching for a home of their own a brighter one.

As always we are looking for new sites, so if you think your land may have development potential please get in touch; 01926 836910 / info@catesbyestates.co.uk