Hallam Land Management agreed terms with the landowners to promote the site in 2015. Hallam Land spotted the opportunity to submit an early planning application and secured approval for the construction of 200 houses and the conversion of two listed barns in December 2015. Hallam Land subsequently submitted a planning viability argument to reduce the level of affordable housing from 40% of the houses to be constructed, a condition that is required as part of Selby Council’s standard planning policy. The Council refused the viability application; however, Hallam Land successfully appealed against the refusal and reduced the amount of affordable housing required to 27%. The site has now been sold to Harron Homes.
Hallam Land Management entered into a promotion agreement in 2002 for 22 acres of a larger site and obtained an allocation for residential development in the Harrogate UDP. Hallam Land managed to obtain an allocation on the site in the draft Local Plan, including an additional site outside of Hallam Lands’s control. Hallam Land therefore had to negotiate and collaborate with neighbouring stakeholders which took some time. We then submitted a planning application for 600 houses, a primary school and community/retail facilities across the whole allocation. The application was originally refused by Councillors despite a recommendation for approval but a duplicate application was submitted and the original one was appealed. The duplicate application was fast tracked by the Council to avoid an appeal and was approved in March 2015. Hallam Land partnered up with Persimmon Homes on the site and submitted the reserved matters application on our portion of the site to retain control over planning matters. Reserved Matters consent was obtained in November 2017 and the site was sold to Persimmon in January 2018. Hallam Land ensured that the shared infrastructure and non-residential aspects of the permission were delivered and apportioned correctly between the stakeholders.
Hallam Land Management is a part of the Henry Boot Group of Companies.
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“Henry Boot PLC and its Group Companies has, following the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) implemented a number of measures which seek to bring about greater transparency and scrutiny into our various supply chains, in order to combat slavery and trafficking activities. Further to this, over the past year we have been reviewing the measures put in place and seeking to identify additional actions to strengthen our due diligence and transparency. The aim of the Act is in line with our own ‘Henry Boot Way’ Vision and Values, as updated in 2017, which include ‘Respect’, ‘Integrity’ and ‘Collaboration’, all of which are relevant to our approach in this regard.
We continue to keep under regular review our Human Trafficking and Slavery Statement (the ‘Statement’), setting out the activities undertaken to reduce the risk of slavery and trafficking activities being present within our business operations. These measures include the introduction of an Anti-Slavery Policy, due diligence requirements, and mandatory contract clauses seeking compliance by our supply chain with appropriate anti-slavery measures. Additional measures that have recently been put into place to increase knowledge and vigilance throughout our organisation and supply chain include posters and awareness cards across our sites.
We will continue to regularly work with our partners, contractors, suppliers and other stakeholders, as well as keeping industry best practice under review, to monitor our approach for effectiveness, and consider any changes or additional measures as appropriate.”
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Henry Boot PLC
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