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Land at Sutton Hall New Farm, Ledsham, Cheshire

Project summary

  • Advising the landowners on the planning promotion and valuation of land within the Green Belt extending 257 acres at Ledsham


  • Negotiating terms for three separate Option Agreements with a national housebuilder over a 20 year period to enable them to argue successfully for a release from the Green Belt despite significant sutained local objection
  • Planning monitoring throughout the term of the Agreements to ensure compliance by the housebuilder with their contractual obligations
  • Planning permission achieved for 2000 units in 2014
  • Provided advice on valuation following receipt of planning permission


  • Created and managed significant uplift in value above agricultural use