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.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 - Group Statement: View here
“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
Chief Executive Officer