Land & Development

Land & Development

The Marchand Petit Estate Agents Land Department is able to advise land owners on the best method of disposal, from subject to planning transactions, through to option agreements and of course unconditional sales.

The company has been involved with and transacted some considerable land throughout the South Hams and is able to access the best developer for the land owners' needs from a large database of available developers looking for land at any given time, whether this be for a small development of only a few units or indeed barn or other conversions, to multiple unit development sites or mixed use.

Marchand Petit Estate Agents understand that selling developments, no matter what stage of the planning process they may be in, needs a considered and careful approach, this may involve a full marketing strategy or indeed due to the sometimes sensitive nature, simply be offered to a select number of developers via a bid process.

The company is in constant contact with our developer clients and due to this close communication is aware of what their particular requirements are at any particular time.

The database of developers has been built up over considerable years and contains large house builders to smaller developers interested in only a few units at a time throughout the South West.

Recent transactions include the disposal of land on a subject to Planning basis, to a house builder client within the South Hams for the development of 17 units to include affordable. Acting on behalf of the land owner in securing the right developer at the time for the site (which due to its village location was sensitive and the site had to include a large proportion of affordable housing) working with an established local architect, planning was secured with plans suitable for the developer, but maximising the land value.

Advising another land owner on the development potential of their land, securing a developer and negotiating the complicated option agreement, the company has recently agreed an option agreement on a sizeable site within the South Hams. This site is currently in the process of reporting prior to planning.

Other transactions include the introduction of a large development site in the South Hams to a house builder, acting for the purchaser in the acquisition of the development with an outline planning consent and working with both sides and an international architectural practice to secure the development. This development is currently selling from site.

For further details please contact Andrew Biggs on 01548 233100 or email using the form below.


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On the 18th May 2020, in line with government guidelines for estate agency, we resumed viewings and valuations of property. Where possible we will be minimising the numbers of viewings by first offering buyers a virtual tour. When viewings take place in person, social distancing and safety protocols will be in place.

We would like to remind all buyers that travel to the South Hams should be achievable in a day (round trip) and for those who live further away, a virtual tour with one of our agents will be offered until travel restrictions change.

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