WebbPaton are the local Land Agents for Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire, West Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. We have specialist knowledge and know the senior planning officer contacts at Vale of White Horse District Council – VWHDC, Swindon Borough Council – SBC, Wiltshire Council – WC, West Oxfordshire District Council – WODC, Milton Keynes Borough Council – MKBC, South Oxfordshire District Council – SODC, West Berkshire District Council – WBDC, Cotswold District Council – CDC, South Gloucestershire Council – SGC, Bath and North East Somerset District Council – BANES, Cherwell District Council – CDC, and Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council – WMBC.
WebbPaton act for farmers many of whom are owner occupier family farms. We always act for landowners or farmers but have over the years sold, optioned and entered into promotional agreements with companies such as Welbeck Land, Gladman, Ainscough, Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey, Linden, Redrow, Primegate, MacTaggart & Mickel, Barberry, Custom Land, Hannick Land, Bower Mapson and Blue Cedar. We have 2 or 3 developers a week visiting our offices looking for land with planning permission or future potential land around towns and villages which have short term prospects (normally under 5 years) or long term strategic land (between 5 to 20 years). We have acted for clients in development schemes ranging from 1 dwelling to 8,500 dwellings. Over the years we have put together Landowner Consortiums in order to deliver large scale town expansions.
We do not turn away clients away who have good quality sites even if they are not allocated in the Local Plan. Many sites start with just the landowner and WebbPaton believing it is suitable for development. We then promote this land first of all by talking to the planning officers, then promoting through the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment, Neighbourhood Plan, draft Local Plans and Local Plan Inquiries.
In order to attract developer and promoter interest we identify the constraints and address highway, ecological, archaeological, and public perception problems. Once we have enough ticks in the boxes we then progress to a planning application or negotiate the heads of terms for our farming clients so they can enter into a Option Agreement with national housebuilder or a Promotional Agreement with various financial institutions based in the City who are willing to promote land in the area through the planning system.
We also help our rural land owning clients with planning applications for: