Development Land
National Planning Policy

Advising Landowners & Farmers

WebbPaton are Land Agents who specialise in residential development land.  We act for our farming clients  to maximise the value of their land by obtaining planning permission.  WebbPaton have been successfully obtaining planning permission for housing on our clients land since 1999.  Unlike growing agricultural crops, growing houses on your farmland takes more than a year.  The preparation of the ground starts with knowing the latest planning policy for your Local Planning Authority area, and when is the best time to promote your land.  WebbPaton’s knowledge of what is happening locally with house building and strategic development opportunities is known by many of the major house builders and residential development land promoters, who come to us looking for potential development land.

WebbPaton start marketing your site on day one with making SHELAA and  the Local Plan representations to the Local Planning Authority.  We prepare Vision Documents to advertise the site to the local planners, so Developers and  Promoters are happy to invest in the vision that the land  maybe developed one day.

Developers will use the best professional team to look after their interests.  Landowners should be doing the same.  By employing WebbPaton to act for you we will hold your hand through all the stages of what is potentially your most lucrative deal you will ever do.  From the initial conception that land is suitable for residential development, to finding money to fund a planning application, with planning funding coming from the landowner, or a  Promoter under a Promotional Agreement or a House Builder under an Option or with a local builder under a conditional contract. Part of WebbPaton’s job is to maximise the value of your site.  This means we have to watch carefully the planning application, the Section 106 planning conditions, the abnormal and third party costs in order that when we come to sell  or value your land it is the highest price that can be achieved

Over the last two decades, WebbPaton have put together sites on behalf of their farming clients on  40,000 residential plots of development land which either obtained planning permission or are in the planning pipeline.  These sites range from 1 dwelling to 12,000 dwellings.  We are regularly acting for landowners in Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire and Gloucestershire,  plus around the edges of Bristol and Bath.  We are watching the Planning White Paper with interest.

If you want to know more please ring WebbPaton on 01793 842055.