Our portfolio of successful strategic land sales

Below you can find a range of examples from our extensive portfolio of sites where our land agents have achieved a successful sale on behalf of our clients, despite the development potential of the land being long-term and unknown at the outset. This is usually because the site lies outside of the settlement boundary. These examples demonstrate our ability to navigate potential challenging propositions with ease and achieve success for clients where others have struggled to do so. If you have a site to sell and would like to understand the potential, do not hesitate to contact our team who will be happy to guide you.

Crowborough, East Sussex

Transaction A – Acquired under the terms of a promotion agreement

Planning status - None

Transaction  B Sold Unconditionally with planning

Planning Status – Outline Planning for 150 Units

Client - Wates Developments
Land parcel - 15.17 ac / 6.14 ha
Prior use - Equestrian Farm & Residential house

Polegate, East Sussex land agents

Polegate, East Sussex

Transaction – Acquired under the terms of a promotion agreement

Client - Welbeck Land

Planning status - None

Land parcel - 13 acres / 5.26 ha

Details – This parcel of land, which included a garden and open fields, was originally acquired on behalf of our client under a promotion agreement. Once outline planning permission for 108 units had been achieved, Searls land agents arranged the forward  sale of the land on an unconditional basis

Crawley Down, West Sussex land agents

Crawley Down, West Sussex

Transaction – The site was acquired under the terms of a promotional agreement

Client – Wates Developments Ltd

Planning status: None

Land parcel - 9.9 ac / 4.4 ha

Details – After we acquired the site on their behalf, Wates obtained outline planning permission for 44 units. Formerly a paddock and an open field, we sold the site to Cross Construction who went on to sell a section to Vanderbilt Homes (now Elivia Homes) with planning to build 15 units.

Crawley Down, West Sussex - land agents

Crawley Down, West Sussex

Transaction – Acquired under the terms of a promotion agreement

Client – Wates Developments

Planning status - None

Land parcel - 3.16 ac / 1.28 ha

Details – Once planning permission for 23 houses had been obtained, we arranged the forward sale of the land to CALA Homes

Wivelsfield Green, East Sussex

Transaction – Site acquired under the terms of a promotion agreement.

Client – Wates Developments.

Planning status – None

Land parcel – 7.45 acres including open space

Details – Once planning permission for 45 houses had been obtained, we arranged the forward sale of the land to Elivia Homes.

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Lewes District Council

Transaction – Promotion Agreement agreed

Client – Private Landowner

Land Parcel – 39 ac / 15.78 ha

Potential New Homes - 150

Planning Status – Identified as a potential new housing site in the Council’s latest Strategic Housing Assessment

Prior Use – Farmland

Lewes
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Wealden Distric Council

Transaction – Promotion Agreement acquired

Client – Strategic Land Promoter

Land Parcel – 22 ac / 8.9 ha

Potential New Homes - 120

Planning Status – A planning application is pending for up to 75 new homes (including 35% affordable homes)

Prior Use – Farmland

Wealden
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Tandridge District Council

Transaction – Promotion partner secured

Client – Private Landowner

Land Parcel – 15.56 ac / 6.29 ha

Potential New Homes - 115

Planning Status – A planning application is pending for up to 116 units (including 40% affordable homes)

Prior Use – Farmland

Tandridge
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Lewes District Council

Transaction – Promotion Agreement acquired

Client – Strategic Land Promoter and Developer

Land Parcel – 28.46 ac / 11.52 ha

Potential New Homes - 200

Planning Status – Considered a suitable site for residential development in the Council’s latest Strategic Housing Assessment

Prior Use – Farmland

Lewes
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Tandridge District Council

Transaction – Promotion partner secured

Client – Private Landowner

Land Parcel – 24.26 ac / 9.81 ha

Potential New Homes - 250

Planning Status – Site is being promoted through the emerging Local Plan process

Prior Use – Farmland

Tandridge
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Tandridge District Council

Transaction – Promotion Agreement acquired

Client – Strategic Land Promoter

Land Parcel – 3.58 ac / 1.45 ha

Potential New Homes - 25

Planning Status – Site is being promoted through the emerging Local Plan process

Prior Use – Equestrian land

Tandridge
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London Borough of Bexley

Transaction – Promotion Agreement acquired

Client – Strategic Land Promoter

Land Parcel – 7 ac / 2.83 ha

Potential New Homes - 65

Planning Status – An outline planning application for 67 new residential units (including 35% affordable housing) was refused by London Borough of Bexley in January 2019. The site is currently being promoted through the emerging Local Plan process

Prior Use – Residential and equestrian

Bexley
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South Gloucestershire District Council

Transaction – Freehold acquisition agreed

Client – Strategic Land Promoter

Land Parcel – 50.51 ac / 20.44 ha

Potential New Homes - 300

Planning Status – Site is being promoted through the emerging Local Plan process

Prior Use – Farmland

South Gloucestershire
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Spelthorne Borough Council

Transaction – Freehold acquisition agreed

Client – Strategic Land Promoter and Developer

Land Parcel – 26 ac / 10.52 ha

Potential New Homes - 175

Planning Status – The site is being promoted through the emerging Local Plan process

Prior Use – Greenfield on edge of settlement

Spelthorne
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Eastleigh Borough Council

Transaction – Option Agreement acquired

Client – Private housebuilder

Land Parcel – 7.6 ac / 3.03 ha

Potential New Homes - 50

Planning Status – Site is being promoted through the emerging Local Plan process

Prior Use – Residential and pony paddocks

Eastleigh
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Cheltenham Borough Council

Transaction – Promotion Agreement acquired

Client – Strategic Land Promoter Company

Land Parcel – 75 ac / 30.35 ha

Potential New Homes - 400

Planning Status – Site is being promoted through the emerging Local Plan process

Prior Use – Farmland

Cheltenham
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Basingstoke & Dean Council

Transaction – Promotion Agreement acquired

Client – Strategic Land Promoter

Land Parcel – 27.01 ac / 10.93 ha

Potential New Homes - 200

Planning Status – Site is being promoted through emerging Local Plan process

Prior Use – Farmland

Basingstoke and Deane
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Mid Sussex District Council

Transaction – Promotion Agreement acquired

Client – Strategic Land Promoter and Developer

Land Parcel – 48.5 ac / 19.62 ha

Potential New Homes - 200

Planning Status – Site identified for residential development in the Local Plan review

Prior Use – Residential smallholding

Mid Sussex
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Slough Borough Councill

Transaction – Promotion Agreement acquired

Client – Strategic Land Promoter

Land Parcel – 6 ac / 2.42 ha

Potential New Homes - 50

Planning Status – Site is within an area designated for future housing in the emerging Local Plan

Prior Use – Greenfield land on edge of settlement

Spelthorne
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Mid Sussex District Council

Transaction – Promotion Agreement acquired

Client – Strategic Land Promoter

Land Parcel – 8.99  ac / 3.63 ha

Potential New Homes - 25

Planning Status – Site identified for residential development in the Local Plan review

Prior Use – Poultry Farm

Mid Sussex
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Mole Valley Borough Council

Transaction – Option Agreement acquired

Client – Private housebuilder

Land Parcel – 1.6 ac / 0.64 ha

Potential New Homes - 15

Planning Status – Site received a draft allocation in the emerging Local Plan

Prior Use – Greenfield on settlement edge

MoleValley
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Mid Sussex District Council

Transaction – Option Agreement acquired

Client – Private housebuilder

Land Parcel – 3 ac / 1.21 ha

Potential New Homes - 25

Planning Status – Planning permission was granted in September 2014 for 23 new dwellings (including 9 affordable units)

Prior Use – Greenfield land on settlement edge

Mid Sussex
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Tandridge District Council

Transaction – Freehold acquisition agreed

Client – Strategic Land Promoter and Developer

Land Parcel – 20 ac / 8.09 ha

Potential New Homes - 150

Planning Status – Site being promoted through the emerging Local Plan process

Prior Use – Farmland

Tandridge
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Wealden District Council

Transaction – Promotion Agreement acquired

Client – Strategic Land Promoter

Land Parcel – 14.03 ac / 5.67 ha

Potential New Homes - 120

Planning Status – Received planning permission for 108 units (including 35% affordable) in March 2020 and subsequently sold to a Housing Association

Prior Use – Residential house, garden & paddock

Wealden
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Horsham District Council

Transaction – Promotion Agreement acquired

Client – Strategic Land Promoter

Land Parcel – 9.5 ac / 3.84 ha

Potential New Homes - 75

Planning Status – a planning application is pending for up to 73 units (including 35% affordable homes)

Prior Use – Residential and equestrian smallholding

Horsham
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Wealden District Council

Transaction – Promotion Agreement acquired

Client – Strategic Land Promoter and Developer

Land Parcel – 15.17 ac / 6.13 ha

Potential New Homes - 150

Planning Status – Received planning permission for 150 new homes (including 35% affordable) in October 2021 and subsequently sold to a PLC housebuilder

Prior Use – Equestrian farm & residential house with garden

Wealden
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Basingstoke & Dean Council

Transaction – Promotion Agreement acquired

Client – Strategic Land Promoter and Developer

Land Parcel – 54  ac / 21.85 ha

Potential New Homes - 150

Planning Status – Being promoted for residential development through the emerging Local Plan

Prior Use – Farmland

Basingstoke and Deane
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Mid Sussex District Council

Transaction – Option Agreement acquired

Client – Strategic Land Promoter and Developer

Land Parcel – 97 ac / 39.25 ha

Potential New Homes - 450

Planning Status – Part of the land was refused planning permission for 44 units in February 2016. Following a successful appeal later the same year the site was sold to a regional housebuilder. The remaining land has been identified as a suitable location for future housing in the emerging Local Plan review

Prior Use – Farmland

Mid Sussex
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Waverley District Council

Transaction – Acquired under the terms of a 6-year Promotion Agreement

Client – Strategic Land Promoter

Land Parcel – 8.41 ac / 3.4 ha

Potential New Homes - 55

Planning Status – A planning application is pending for up to 53 units (including 40% affordable homes)

Prior Use – House and pony paddocks

Waverly