Planning And Development


WebbPaton are specialist residential development land consultants. From an 8,000 dwelling town expansion to a single building plot, WebbPaton are here to help their rural property and farmer clients.  We have advised on small village expansions from  4 dwellings to 240 dwellings to farmyard conversions.  We have been involved with major strategic development sites on the edge of Swindon.  From negotiating the Heads of Terms, Section 106 negotiations to selling the land with planning permission.  With 25 years experience of working for landowners in Wiltshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire,  Oxfordshire, Milton Keynes and Swindon we have built up a reputation of being one of the leading specialists in forward development land for residential, commercial and logistics locations.

The planning system currently is encouraging development on the edge of towns and sustainable villages.  A sustainable village under the NPPF (National Planning Framework Policy) is one with a shop, pub or school.  If you think you may have suitable land please ring George Paton who will be happy to have a look and advise you of your options.   We have contacts with many Council’s forward planning officers and know all the planning trigger points you need to meet in order to promote your land through the Local Plan via the SHLAA, Housing Market Assessments, NPPF, local 5 year land supply and Neighbourhood Plan.  We often work with Parish and District Councils from the start.

Farmyards, farm buildings (even portal frames) and traditional barns can obtain planning permission through the Permitted Development Rights under Class Q.  Becky Meredith is happy to discuss how up to 450 square metres can be converted to 1, 2 or 3 dwellings.

Our detailed knowledge of this area of the country has involved us in planning negotiations and has given us specialist expertise to progress agreements with national house builders and development land promoters who are willing to promote land in the area through the planning system.  We have all the major PLC builder and land promoters coming to our office looking for opportunities.  We have negotiated deals for clients with Linden Homes, Redrow, Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey, Welbeck Land, Custom Land, Bower Mapson, Gladman, Ainscough, Barberry Land, David Wilson as well as many local builders.

WebbPaton can negotiate the deal with your developer of choice either for a Promotional Agreement or a Development Land Option.  We know the best development land solicitors and tax accounts.  You need the best advice when selling development land; you can only sell it once and you need to protect yourself.  WebbPaton also sell development land with planning permission.

If you need planning advice for a farm workers dwelling, diversification or a farm building we can help you with your planning applications.

Kempsford Layout

Farmyard development Wiltshire