Taylor and Co Land Department were thrilled to be contacted after we had written congratulating the Landowners on their land being allocated in the neighbourhood plan for 20 new homes and being asked to act on their behalf in the sale of the land with the benefit of the allocation adopted by Bedford Borough Council.
Given a tip off of an off market opportunity Glenn Taylor stepped in quickly to introduce Brampton Valley Homes to the Landowners on a fully retained basis knowing the buyer had an excellent reputation of performing quickly and ambitiously.
As part of the ongoing instruction from our retained landowners Taylor and Co with Gladman Developments and Bloor Homes under contract made a further planning application for more residential development.The original application turned down by Central Bedfordshire Council included the provision of one hectare on land for the construction of a much-needed new Doctors Surgery. Working with the NHS it was perceived that this would be a good opportunity for the village.
We were alerted to the opportunity off market of 78 plots at Frosts garden centre being sold on by a builder and through our hard work and determination were able to achieve a high price sale on an acquisition basis for developer Hayfield Homes. Hayfield also instructed Taylor and Co New Homes to be the agent for the sales of the built units in 2021 and are proud to have SOLD OUT the development in record time for record price per square foot recordings for the area.
Taylor and Co Land Department were consulted about a 14 acre site in urban Rushden about the lands suitability for residential development. There were two titles and some technical complication about ownership and covenents. We unravelled the problem with our legal advisors and were able to combine the landowners into a promotion agreement with one of our trusted land promoters. They, in record time, were able to get the land allocated for housing and subsequently went about an outline application for the construction of 84 new homes and an ecology park. The application hit the covid years and we are only now coming to the end of the process and a planning consent. Taylor and Co alongside Berrys will jointly conduct a marketing exercise to find an unconditional buyer for the site later in the year 2022.
Despite two attempts by the landowner to sell the land with the benefit of an allocation of 350 new homes firstly by trying to do it themselves then secondly instructing a firm of surveyors eventually I got my turn and secured the sale to Catalyst Homes first time round.
I was recommended by a business associate and friend to advise a landowner with land on the edge of the settlement of Cranfield. They had been trying for 10 years to have the land allocated for housing. I engaged in a process of diligence and planning research and approached Gladman Developments and signed them up to a 5 year land promotion contract. Phase 1 application went through some trying times with much opposition from Councillors against the application and a permission for the construction of 230 new homes was triumphantly won and the land was sold to Bloor Homes following a tender and marketing process by Taylor and Co.
From our constant inspections of planning applications within our geographical area, I was able to contact the promoter of this site and acquire it for Bellway Homes.
In these years I was instrumental in acquiring two new stores for Lidl in Eaton Socon and Bedford.
I found a disused and redundant commercial building of some 50,000 square feet which was located next to residential and was able to acquire the land for Client Frontier Estates who purchased the property outright and went on to secure planning permission for a care home and 56 building plots that I sold as retained agent via a tender process to Bellway Homes. At the time of the sale I negotiated an uplift on the sales values which years later entitled the client to an additional £500,000.
One of my most coveted clients Manor Farm Developments acquired the promotion of this site and kindly retained my services for a difficult disposal to Mears Homes.
Having promoted the land through a local promoter through the local plan process the land was allocated for the development of 650 new homes including a 156 acre park.The allocation pitched the land forward for development 10 years and the freehold owners of the Farm wanted to sell and move on.
I was blessed to have the opportunity of working with EF Wootton as part of a team instructed to promote land in Wyboston for a new settlement of 5000 houses. Over the years many hours were spent at risk in advising, devising plans and negotiating a path forwards for the land to gain an allocation.
Located the land through contacts and was able to secure the site for Bellway off market through sensitive negotiation.