Prior to changes in planning policy guidelines in 1996, out of town development was the major retail growth area and Hallam promoted many successful schemes for large food and non-food stores.
Out of town retail development is now uncommon and, in following present government planning guidance, we are looking to bring forward new retail stores on land within or on the edge of existing retail areas or, more frequently, within our new sustainable communities. For instance, we have district retail centres within our Melksham, Cranbrook, Faversham and Lubbersthorpe developments.
We are currently promoting 90 acres at Brogborough, Bedfordshire, Junction 13 of the M1, close to Milton Keynes, as a major distribution and employment location. An outline planning application for a distribution centre totalling 1,150,000 sq ft, plus associated office space, has been prepared.
Hallam Land Management is a part of the Henry Boot Group of Companies.