Strategic land & development

Developing land to provide new homes and employment areas can be a complicated process that can take many years to come to fruition. Often structures have to be put together to enable major investment from multiple partners or public private partnerships. These require expert legal advice to ensure projects get delivered and on time

Cranbrook London Road - Exeter - Devon - EX5 7DR

Our strategic Land team has extensive experience working on both greenfield and urban brownfield sites.

Our team has advised;

  • Landowners
  • Promoters
  • Developers
  • Funders/Investors
  • Local Authorities

Our approach brings together the in depth expertise of our real estate and planning lawyers with our specialist construction, tax and corporate lawyers. We are able to take a strategic land project from initial identification and assembly through planning to development and disposal.

Our services include:

  • Structuring the land acquisition – options, conditional contracts, joint ventures and collaborations and promotion agreements
  • Planning advice – development plan representations; planning applications; section 106 agreements and appeals
  • Site disposal, phasing and long term estate management
  • Tax structuring

Whatever the size and nature of your strategic land project, our expert team will work with you and your advisers to see it is delivered on time and to meet your needs. We work with our clients to enhance their land values and to create viable and sustainable development.

Key Contacts

Martin Smith

Partner, Commercial real estate 020 3465 4326 View profile

Clare Sivill

Senior Associate, Commercial real estate 020 3465 4334 View profile

John Bosworth

Partner, Planning 020 3465 4303 View profile

"Martin Smith is exceptional for his ability to negotiate a deal and make it work rather than bog it down in legal complexity. Provides actual advice rather than disclaimers."

Legal 500