Why Catesby Estates?

For those unfamiliar with the planning process and selling land, selecting a land promoter can be a daunting prospect. 

The UK planning system for residential developments can be complex and risky, requiring patience, an eye for detail and significant financial backing. We take on the risk and financial investment and look to maximise the residential development potential of your land.

Catesby Estates has over 20 years knowledge and experience of land promotion with six in-house specialist teams focused on land, planning, technical, design, public consultation and finance. 

As a business solely focused on strategic land promotion and infrastructure delivery, we are well placed to fully assess land opportunities and the prospects of obtaining planning consent. 

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Site Identification
Our land and planning teams identify sites with strong planning potential, taking into account the Local Plan and a Local Authority's five year housing supply.

We would work in partnership with you to bring forward your land under either a promotion agreement, option agreement or an unconditional purchase to suit your requirements as the landowner.

Assemble The Land Promotion Team
The strategy for the the promotion of your land will depend on the characteristics of the site.  Our in-house land promotion knowledge, expertise and bespoke approach to each site ensures your land is in safe hands. 

Technical & Environmental Challenges
Technical and environmental constraints of development sites are considered in detail. 

Our Technical Team will survey the site, taking into account possible issues such as access, transport, drainage and environmental implications, using where necessary specialist consultants.

Stakeholder & Community Engagement
Catesby Estates seeks to interact with local communities as soon as possible within the planning process, using meetings, workshops, events and increasingly online consultation tools such as webinars and videos to interact and convey key messages to local stakeholders.

Planning Application
Local Planning Authorities are increasing reliant on land promoters demonstrating sites meet planning criteria and the local area housing needs.

We work closely with planning officials and councils, striving for excellence in communication to inform and consult with all parties at every stage of the process.

Once planning permission has been secured the site is then sold for the highest possible return.  We work closely with a range of housebuilders to ensure the delivery of a residential development that complements and enhances the area and community in which it sits.

Catesby Estates worked with us on a land site delivering 450 new homes and a retail park in Bude, Cornwall. Their team of in-house professionals navigated the complicated planning process on our behalf keeping us in the loop throughout all stages of the land promotion. We would have no hesitation in recommending Catesby Estates to other landowners who are looking to capitalise on the development potential in their land.

Barry & Ann Jose Land Site at Binhamy, Bude, Cornwall

We have worked with Catesby Estates across a number of land promotion sites, and have been impressed by their attention to detail and ability to bring forward well designed and sustainable residential development through the planning system. 
Their dedicated in-house land, planning and technical teams are skilled at implementing a bespoke strategy for each site, ensuring our clients have the best opportunity of maximising value from their land.  We have found Catesby to be diligent, fair and honest and we look forward to continuing our working relationship with them.

Luke BrafieldFisher German LLP

We are working very closely with Catesby Estates on this exciting new residential development taking shape at Myton Green. We have been impressed by their attention to detail and ability to bring forward this site with early investment in high quality infrastructure delivery and public realm works. 
This sympathetic and well-designed development will be a welcome addition to helping boost the supply of much needed housing in the District, and we look forward to continuing our working relationship with them.

Chris ElliottChief Executive - Warwick District Council

We work closely with Catesby Estates who are delivering the infrastructure for 735 homes at our site in Myton Green, Warwick.  We have been impressed with their attention to detail; from working with Warwickshire District Council to discharge planning conditions and agree Reserved Matters for infrastructure and public realm works, to the appointment of a preferred contractor.
We have regular progress meetings, and their team of in-house land, planning and technical professionals are a pleasure to work with.

Europa Way Consortium Myton Green, Off Europa Way, Warwick

Catesby Estates have worked meticulously on our behalf to obtain planning permission for a development of 65 homes on land at Haughley, Suffolk.
The professional team consulted fully with Haughley parishioners at open days and Parish Council meetings and the early ideas were subsequently amended to address local concerns. They have been complimented on this friendly approach.
Catesby then successfully negotiated the complicated planning application process resulting in approval by Mid Suffolk District Council. We have been kept fully informed throughout.
We would thoroughly recommend Catesby Estates to any other owners who are seeking a promoter for their land development.

Rosemary Welburn and Robert Stiff Land Site at Haughley, Suffolk

Wanting to build on our previous successes at the Dorridge View and Dorridge Gate developments in Solihull, we worked closely with Catesby Estates to purchase the 115 unit development opportunity at Kenilworth Road, Balsall Common , following the grant of outline planning consent.
This is a fantastic site for Crest Nicholson and it was a pleasure to work with Catesby Estates whilst securing the site. The purchase has enabled us to expand our operations in a very desirable area of Solihull whilst allowing us to create a sympathetic design-led development of 115 houses and apartments.
Catesby Estates brought to the market a site that was technically considered and deliverable, and following a very quick reserved matters consent we are now operational, with sales looking positive following the launch of the show homes.  I am confident this will be a very successful site for Crest Nicholson and look forward to being able to conclude another deal with Catesby Estates in the future.

Tom Heathcote Development Director for Crest Nicholson plc - Midlands Division