Am I eligible for a free land valuation appraisal?
Catesby’s criteria is quite specific when it comes to sites that we are appraising, this means that we usually tend to look at sites which are 8 acres and above with no real limit in place as to how large the site could be as it not uncommon for Catesby to be looking at land sites which can deliver thousands of new homes.
We are interested in sites that are in sustainable locations with good access to existing facilities and where we can overcome technical challenges such are site access.
Landowners choose to partner with us as their strategic land promoter, due to our track record in successfully delivering planning consents and our ability to maximise land value on their behalf
The uplift in land value between agricultural land and land with planning permission can be significant. However, obtaining planning permission for a site can be extremely expensive and time consuming, with no guarantee of success.
Catesby Estates take on the finance and risk of promoting your site through the planning system so as a landowner you don’t have to.
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We are interested in undeveloped farm land, a country estate, very large gardens, grazing land and paddocks or defunct rural business land.
Any new site which Catesby assesses on behalf of a landowner goes through the process of having a detailed land valuation carried out. This is specifically done by members of the land team who are experienced at assessing sites and their potential value and deciding whether the site meets the criteria needed to be part of our land promotion portfolio.
We follow the same process on every site when a land opportunity first comes into Catesby. If the site is able to pass through our planning and technical reviews it, then comes to the land team in order to start appraising the site to determine once and for all if the opportunity meets our financial model.
We initially work with our in-house teams to get an idea if there are certain restrictions to the number of homes which would be appropriate for the site or perhaps there is third party land in which a ransom payment would have to potentially be paid. So therefore it is important that the appraisal we carry out is thorough and accurate.
As a landowner can I promote my land for development?
Yes! As a landowner you can promote your land through the planning system. But do you have the planning, design and technical knowledge as well as the financial funds to do this?
Obtaining planning permission is expensive, time consuming, challenging and risky.
Even for a allocated site in the Local Plan there is no guarantee of obtaining planning permission.
Can you afford not to have a successful outcome at Planning Committee or Appeal?
This is where Catesby Estates are able to assist, as your strategic land promotion partner.
As the landowner you are consulted during the whole process and our return is based on a pre-agreed split of the sale proceeds, meaning Catesby’s and your objectives are aligned to maximise value and returns.
We would use our in-house expertise and financial resources to fund the land promotion at no cost to you.