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A Guide to Site Finding

‘Because it can be so profitable, if it is easy, everyone would do it – that’s where the art comes in.’ - Dan Mitchell, Planning Partner, Barton Willmore

Simple truths:

  • Without a site no development can take place
  • Land has the value its use creates
  • What can be developed depends on planning regulation and latest policy
  • Working out whether the development site will be permitted permission is time-consuming and costly
  • Profits are generated by identifying opportunities – once found the value of the opportunity should be maximised

An on-demand series of briefings chaired by Dan Mitchell, Planning Partner, Barton Willmore, with key contributions from other, front line, experts who will bring all the important elements together.

The aim: to focus on the art of site finding and on buying land with development potential.
Covering: ‘how to do it’ analysis, the important points to consider during the land acquisition, understanding the planning process, option agreements, conditional contracts and everything in-between.  In short, all that determines whether value is generated and, if so, how much.

Sign up for this series and receive the following:

  • Detailed briefings on:
    • Desk search – knowing what you are looking for and the tools to use
    • Appraisals and recognising site potential
    • Looking for opportunities – identifying occupiers and owners
    • Understanding planning policy and process – permitted development rights, local vs national policy, planning reforms, pre-application and post-determination stages, costs
    • What developers look for
    • Option agreements, conditional contracts and other legal issues
  • No important area will be overlooked – all interpretation will be practical and relevant to real world market conditions – copious use of case studies
  • Four 75 minutes detailed sessions

Pricing and how to register

Fees for the 4-part course: £299 + VAT. Click here to register

For a taste of what you can expect, check out this exclusive excerpt from Session 1



For a full breakdown of each session please click here.

Session 1: What’s Wanted and Knowing What you are Looking For
Session 2: Understanding Planning Process – What can be developed depends on planning regulation
Session 3: What Developers Look For
Session 4: Options, Conditional Agreements and Promotion Agreements – When and why?