Hallam Land Management purchased the freehold of the site of 24.7ha in 2007. An allocation in the Central Bedfordshire (North) Site Allocations DPD was secured in April 2011. The allocation included three elements:
– Residential development for 125 dwellings
– 7ha for B1/B8 employment uses
– A contingency residential site for 320 dwellings
An application for the 125 dwellings and the 7ha of employment was submitted in December 2011 with permission issued in September 2013. The area for the 125 dwellings was marketed and sold to Bovis Homes, completing in June 2014. There was not sufficient market demand to sell the employment land.
By the start of 2014 the Council’s housing land supply position was slipping so it was appropriate to bring forward the contingency site and at the same time review the need for the employment site. The local community were also beginning a neighbourhood plan so we needed to undertake a high level of community engagement to bring the site forward in a different form to the planned allocation.
An application for 365 dwellings, 0.62h for a care home and 0.42ha for business or community use was submitted in January 2015, gaining permission in December 2015. The sale of this second phase to David Wilson Homes completed in June 2016.
Purchased jointly with William Davis Limited in 2000, this 140 acre site once formed part of a World War Two Wellington bomber RAF airbase. After substantial promotion, Hallam Land Management secured an allocation in the Harborough District Core Strategy in 2011. The allocation was for up to 924 units including a new primary school, local centre, marina and new canal bridge across the Grand Union, having secured air rights from British Waterways in November 2010. Our outline planning application was submitted for that development in January 2011. Leicestershire County Council wished to see a spine road linking the north (Leicester Road) of the town with the west (Lubenham Hill). In doing so, this facilitated expansion of a wider scheme to create the North West Market Harborough Development Area, introducing additional land to the south for a further 570 plots promoted by Davidsons Limited and Linden Homes.
Airfield Farm secured planning consent in May 2016, followed by approval of its Reserved Matters first phase in February 2017. A detailed strategy was put in place for our on-site infrastructure works, ground remediation, archaeological excavation and service provision. Infrastructure contracts were agreed with Breheny Civil Engineering and novated to our purchasing house builder. This ensured best value and the ability of our purchaser to get on site and start building as quickly as possible.
Hallam Land sold its 462 plots, within the overall scheme to Taylor Wimpey Limited in May 2018 and ground works commenced that month. The canal bridge is timetabled to be installed by December 2018, facilitating first phase housing construction from January 2019. The first homes are due to go on sale from March 2019 onwards. Hallam Land retains land within the scheme for the local centre, marina and agricultural showground.
Hallam Land Management is a part of the Henry Boot Group of Companies.
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