Ringstead Cupernham Lane, Romsey

  • Client: Private Landowner
  • District: Test Valley
  • Size: 2.4 acres (1 ha)
  • Scheme: Full Planning Consent for 14 Private Market Residential Dwellings

Project overview

The owners of Ringstead approached LandQuest following a comprehensive search to find a suitable partner for their site. They had previously been approached by a number of developers, but the terms proposed did not work for the land owners. The team at LandQuest then got to work and carried out a detailed appraisal of the site, presenting a number of different scenarios to the land owners and agreed a suitable strategy that ensured the interests of both parties were aligned.

How we helped

Our strategy ensured that the land owners remained in full control of their site throughout and were kept regularly updated and informed throughout the entire process.

We then got to work undertaking the various technical studies and reports required to submit a detailed planning application on their land. All costs associated with the compilation of and submission of the detailed planning application were borne by ourselves, further reducing the land owner’s risk.

Our extensive knowledge and experience in this area ensured that all costs were minimised and after overcoming a number of obstacles, and following detailed negotiations with Officers from the Council, a detailed planning permission for 14 houses was approved by Officers and Members and permission was granted at the first attempt.

As part of the planning application process on this site, a number of challenges needed to be resolved and overcome in order to gain officers and members support for our proposals to redevelop the site.

During the course of the application, an issue arose in the entire Solent catchment area in relation to nitrates. We therefore had to overcome this problem by acquiring 3rd party mitigation land to off-set the nitrogen load on this site.

Due to number of factors associated with this site, we had to provide a detailed viability appraisal to justify why no affordable housing could be supported on this site. Sloping topography of the site required thoughtful design to overcome the challenging nature of the site in order to achieve the quantum of development finally approved.

The site was not located within the urban area and classed as being within the countryside.

Detailed and complicated drainage designs needed to be incorporated into the proposals on this site in order to reduce the risk of flooding.

Key points
  • Site located in Market Town of Romsey Hampshire
  • Site originally contained 1 large single dwelling on large plot
  • Planning permission achieved for an exclusive gated development of 14 private market residential dwellings comprising a total of 19,795sq ft
  • Planning was granted within 15 months from submission of planning application
  • Site GDV: Circa £9m

We appointed Darren to promote our property following a comprehensive search for a suitable promoter. His knowledge and experience of the development process from site appraisal to final sale to a housebuilder was unmatched, as was his recent
experience in the local area. He gave a comprehensive explanation of the development and planning process, including clear and
unambiguous advice on the risks and rewards.

Mr & Mrs Scott, Ringstead, Cupernham Lane, Romsey

If you think your land has got potential for development, please contact us today to find out how we can help and gain you the best value.