Henry Adams are deeply rooted in the farming community and have cultivated a keen eye to identify development opportunities on farms, land and brownfield sites. We have a team of dedicated Development Consultants who share an office alongside our Farming Consultants, Planning Consultants, Commercial Agents, Estate Agents and New Homes teams and can therefore balance our knowledge of planning policy and property markets to identify strong and valuable opportunities.
Our Development Consultants work exclusively for landowners. Between all our private and public landowning clients, there are over 15,000 homes in the pipeline, making Henry Adams the largest independent development consultants in the South of England. With this level of exposure, comes daily interaction with developers, councils, planning consultants and architects, which helps us to identify even the most unlikely development opportunities.
As a Consultancy, we have chosen to act exclusively for landowners (or prospective landowners) in the private and public sector. This means that we sit firmly on the side of the landowner in any negotiations to avoid any conflict of interest and ensure we always maximise opportunities and deliver best value for our clients.
Identifying development opportunities and being able to achieve development deals can make a significant difference to peoples lives. It can transform farming businesses, provide for future generations and (if done well) provide new infrastructure in the local area. We have become experts in finding unseen hope value and maximising this in the quickest time possible.
We appreciate that development is not always about achieving the maximum number of new houses. For example, farms can be complex, with good and poor land, historical areas of landfill, the potential for solar farms and battery sites, existing houses to protect or sensitive sites to avoid. There might also be agricultural tenancies in place that need to be considered. Many of our clients have other objectives, such as the conversion of farm buildings, ensuring there is still a viable farming business or safeguarding the quality of any new development, so it is sympathetic to its surroundings. All of this balanced against optimising value.
All landowners will have a feeling or preference, for how far they want to take any development opportunity. For example, some landowners might not want to incur any cost in taking their land forward, and there are several options for facilitating this. On the other hand, landowners may wish to pursue with site appraisals and the promotion of land themselves. We can assist in all circumstances and will tailor our services to suit your individual needs.
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Working with the owners of large land holdings to plan activities that will improve the prospects for future development on the land, such as arranging for significant infrastructure work to take place and conducting research to inform future planning applications.Find out more
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Helping private and corporate landowners, land promoters and developers with the full range of professional town planning services, from advising on achievable planning permissions to making applications on our clients’ behalf and seeing them through to a successful conclusion.Find out more
"The Henry Adams Development and Land Team, have always acted with complete professionalism and integrity. By creating excellent working relationships with all parties involved in each land transaction the Henry Adams team enables open communication to take place when the inevitable unforeseen twists and turns of the planning system occur. As a result of this the transactions I have been involved in have either already reached successful outcomes for all parties or are heading in that direction."
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