Hawksmoor were instructed to sell the land at New House Farm, with the benefit of planning permission for 300 residential units in August 2015. This was a joint instruction with Savills.
Hawksmoor were involved in the project management of the scheme through the planning application and appeal process, which ultimately led to planning permission being achieved in August 2015.
Upon receipt of planning, Hawksmoor prepared a comprehensive sales information pack for housebuilders including the preparation of a technical due diligence report. The land was subsequently sold to Barratt and David Wilson Homes in July 2016.
The sale represents the first phase of development of land at New House Farm, which has now been allocated for a total of 1,650 dwellings, a new primary school and local centre in the now adopted South Derbyshire Local Plan.
A planning application for the remaining site area will be lodged in Autumn 2016.
Richard Burke, Regional Head of Strategic Development – Midlands, CEG said ‘we are delighted to have achieved a sale of land at New House Farm, which is the culmination of a number of years of promotion and negotiation with the local authority. The infrastructure delivered with the sale of Phase 1 will allow subsequent phases to be delivered in a timely manner. Hawksmoor have worked alongside CEG from day one of the project and their attention to detail and desire to see through negotiations to the end are of paramount importance when achieving our own requirements. We look forward to continuing to work with Richard and his team on this project moving forward’.