Strategic land


At a time when the UK is facing a housing crisis, strategic land specialists’ work identifying unallocated sites for potential development could make an important contribution. We understand the challenges faced during this process and work closely with our clients to turn aspirations into deliverable schemes.

We recognise that the structuring strategic development schemes is not limited to traditional land acquisition or disposal models, but will frequently involve arrangements which require bespoke and innovative considerations. We provide tailored advice on a range of matters concerning greenfield and brownfield sites including site assembly and collaboration arrangements; allocation and promotion of sites; tax and inheritance planning; provision of community infrastructure; project and infrastructure finance; rural considerations; and procurement and state aid issues.

We help national and regional housebuilders, housing associations, strategic land promoters, local authorities, landowners (both rural and commercial) and contractors. This gives us an understanding of the points on which the other parties involved in a transaction are likely to take issue with. We help identify and devise pre-emptive solutions to these challenges early on. Our bespoke and client focussed teams bring together specialists from across the firm including experts on planning, rights to light, environmental concerns, procurement/state aid, tax, finance and construction. Our specialist lawyers have been involved in both quick win and sites which require more strategic consideration over a period of time.

In brief

  • Experience on strategic land projects at both a national and regional level
  • Advise on the allocation and promotion of sitesWork on designing bespoke solutions on non-traditional sites
  • Have the necessary experience to pre-empt solutions at an early stage
  • Specialist lawyers with experience on both quick win and more complex schemes
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Report: Strategic land sites

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