Gretton Road Phase I
An 100% affordable housing scheme designed for local people. The brief – to assist with the delivery of this housing, ensure that the design met the relevant Registered Provider standards and to work with all parties until the build contract was complete.
Gretton Road Phase II
The scheme was originally designed on an all affordable basis for local people, however during the planning process it became apparent that social housing grant was not available. The option holder at this point requested assistance with making the scheme â€˜workâ€™. It was agreed that a cross subsidy proposal would be put in place. The scheme delivered a mix of market sale and affordable units on a rural exception site basis with no grant being applied to the scheme. The site was sold to Knarsboro Homes with DB agreeing that Rooftop Housing Association secured the affordable units.
DB Land and Planning Consultancy identified this site as one with development potential and introduced the site to a fellow land agent. DB was asked to assist with the placing of the affordable housing units on this site with a Registered Provider ensuring best value. Other work involved project managing the services diversions, drainage issues, JCT and legal process. DB placed the affordable housing with Cottsway Housing Association
Land sourced and introduced to fellow land agent. Working closely with this land agent a planning permission was gained on the site for 13 properties in 2010. The site is a rural exception site and provided accommodation for those with a local connection to the village. DB placed the affordable housing with Cottsway Housing Association.
Further land acquired as part of this development was gifted to the the Hartpury Village Hall Trust who developed a new village hall.
Mayo Site, Quedgeley, Gloucester
DB Land and Planning Consultancy were asked by Newbridge Construction to assist with the affordable element of the site. The site could accommodate 49 units and the requirement of the Local Authority was for 40% affordable housing. The site was complicated by many factors which in turn affected the viability of the scheme. DB Land and Planning Consultancy submitted a financial viability assessment to the Local Authority which demonstrated the schemes difficulties, after lengthy debate and negotiation a figure of 20% affordable housing was agreed. The scheme was granted planning permission in 2011.
ELIM HOUSING ASSOCIATION
DB Land and Planning was asked by Elim Housing Association to project manage the initial design, purchase, planning application, S.106 and legal contract stage on two schemes in Gloucester. One being the purchase of a former public house where subsequently planning was approved for 13 properties. The other providing a Church Hall and 12 apartments. HCA grant was approved on both schemes and both schemes were developed.
MARCHES HOUSING ASSOCIATION
DB Land and Planning was asked to formulate a proposal for the purchase of a number of stock transfer properties from Friendship Housing Association based in Birmingham. This work entailed working closely with the Finance Department using the Proval model and internal financial assumptions along with the Associationâ€™s Solicitors. Ark Consultancy managed the tender process.
David Payne Homes – Humble Bee Hollow
DB Land and Planning was asked by David Payne Homes to place the S.106 affordable requirement of the scheme with a Registered Provider and to lead on the S.106 agreement in terms of the affordable element and to ensure that the requirements of the Registered Provider were accommodated within the design so that HCA standards were met. 7 affordable units were developed and DB Land and Planning secured a sale to Cottsway Housing Association.
Bloor Homes – Midwinter Site, Cheltenham
DB Land and Planning Consultancy worked with Bloor Homes to identify the affordable tenure and mix on this site and placed the affordable units with a Registered Provider ensuring that their design standards were met.
DB Land and Planning Consultancy acted as liaison between the Registered Provider, Bloor Homes and the Local Authority to ensure that the affordable element met everyoneâ€™s expectations. 65 affordable units were delivered, DB secured the sale of these units to Cottsway Housing Association.
Bloor Homes – Middle Farm, Badgeworth
DB Land and Planning Consultancy worked with the option holder and Bloor Homes to identify the affordable tenure and mix on this site and placed the affordable units with a Registered Provider which in this case was Cottsway Housing Association â€“ 108 affordable units were developed.
Bloor Homes – Cinderford, Forest of Dean
DB Land and Planning Consultancy acted as liaison between the Housing Association, the Developer and the Local Authority to ensure that the affordable element met everyoneâ€™s expectations. 11 affordable units were transferred to Marches Housing Association.
Bloor Homes – Kington, Herefordshire
DB Land and Planning Consultancy worked with Bloor Homes to identify the affordable tenure and mix on this site and placed the affordable units with a Housing Association ensuring that their design standards were met within the design.
Working with the landowner and option holder, planning permission for 100 properties was granted of which 35 units were allocated as affordable units. Following the granting of the permission the land was acquired by Bovis Homes and DB Land and Planning placed the affordable homes with Rooftop Housing Association.