A forward thinking and innovative business that specialises in both local and nationwide land acquisition and promotion.
Based in the centre of the picturesque market town of Romsey in Hampshire, Stratland Estates consists of a highly experienced team with over 50 years’ combined experience within land acquisition, residential planning and development, site promotion and disposal.
Our core focus is on acquiring and promoting land both locally and nationwide, optimising the value of such land through residential planning processes and innovating sustainable residential developments where people aspire to live.
We pride ourselves on a collaborative and trusted approach with key stakeholders and local communities. Ensuring that the best possible solutions are achieved to meet the local housing needs, whilst taking into consideration the natural surrounding environment of each project.
As a matter of practice, and in line with government guidance, Stratland Estates look to inform the immediate neighbours and wider community on projects to explain how the project has been designed and how we are looking to enhance the area and bring vitality through considered design.
Stratland Estates always strive to engage with the local community to see where we may be able to add value to the area and wider community.
We have a wide variety of residential land projects both locally and nationwide. Each project has its own journey…
We assist land owners to realise the true potential of their landholding through quality design and planning.
As experts in the field of Land Promotion, we can utilise our experience to optimise the value of your land through either a Purchase Agreement or an Option Agreement.
Each Landowner will have their own aspirations for their land; therefore, each project will have its own journey. We pride ourselves on a flexible and partner-led approach with Landowners with the aim of optimising values and focus on maximising returns. Whilst the journey for each parcel of land and client will vary, the core methodology will be based on the following approach:
The UK Planning system for residential developments is a complex and protracted process that requires financial backing and detailed risk assessments. We consider and / or identify sites with strong planning potential through analysis of planning policy and an overview assessment of physical constraints and environmental considerations, before proceeding to landowner negotiations and exchange of contracts thereafter.
Technical and environmental constraints of development sites are considered in detail. Our experienced team and industry leading consultants will survey the site, taking into consideration such as access, transport, drainage and environmental implications.
Stratland Estates always strive to engage with local communities as soon as possible within the planning process. We work hard to ensure all stakeholders see developments as a positive part of their community by utilising local events, exhibitions, dedicated meetings and workshops to ensure total engagement throughout.
We have an enviable track record of delivering planning consents – in fact, 100% of projects we have taken on have gained planning permission. We pride ourselves in working closely with planning officials, councils and consult with all parties at every stage of the process. Throughout the process, numerous assessments are made to help inform how to maximise the development potential of the land. Multiple reports are commissioned to support the preparation of a planning application, which will be submitted at the most appropriate time during the process.
Once planning permission has been secured the site is then sold for the highest possible return. We work closely with a range of housebuilders to ensure the delivery of a residential development that compliments and enhances its local surrounds and environment.
Brownfield Land: Land which is or was occupied by a permanent structure and its associated cartilage, i.e. the area considered legally part of a house or dwelling.
This term refers to land that’s not been built on before – whether open countryside, gaps in rural areas, on the outskirts of villages or between existing houses. It’s not impossible to gain planning permission to build on a greenfield site, but there’s a distinction when it comes to fiercely-protected ‘green belt’. Opportunities for developments in green belt are rare.
Greenbelt is protected from development and is designated around certain cities and large built up areas. It has the following aims:
A Section 106 Agreement is an obligation which makes a development proposal acceptable in planning terms. This can include a sum of money to the Local Authority to be used for other purposes or a restriction on part of the site or its use.
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) – is a charge that local authorities can set on new development to help fund infrastructure such as schools or transport to support new homes in the area.
Absolutely, yes! Whilst Stratland Estates is focused on land acquisition and promotion, our sister company Stratland Homes build homes and developments that landowners and communities can be proud of. If you are looking to build a new home or development on your land, please get in touch as we’d love to hear from you.