CASE STUDIES

Morriston

Outline planning consent for circa 300 homes and community park.

This complex project involved 4 separate landowners and required extensive dialogue with Natural Resources Wales (NRW) in connection with the closure of a former landfill facility on the site. Once agreement had been reached with NRW, discussions were then required with the local planning authority on viability to ensure that an appropriate level of planning gain was applied to the scheme.

The outline planning application was ultimately recommended for approval by planning officers but turned down by the planning committee. The resulting appeal was then upheld by the Planning Inspectorate and consent was granted.

The scheme will completely transform an old sandstone quarry into a 4 acre landscaped community park, provide 300 new homes and give significant local highway and education enhancements.

Lydney

Detailed planning consent for 166 homes

This site on the edge of Lydney had a previous outline planning permission for 110 homes with 40% being affordable. With a considered design approach coupled with discussions with the local planning authority and District Valuer on viability this was improved to 166 homes with 18% affordable, resulting in an enhanced land value for the landowners.

In addition to the new homes, the scheme will provide community allotments, electric vehicle charging points, electric cycle hire, outdoor gym equipment, CCTV and wifi hotspots in open space acres.

Horsley

Detailed planning consent for 16 homes

A unique site within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this former farmyard has been turned into a bespoke development of just 16 homes. The design of the homes and the careful use of materials (including local Cotswold stone) has made the most of this sensitive site.

Abergavenny

Detailed planning consent for the conversion of existing properties and the construction of 36 new homes within a Conservation Area and Historic Park & Garden.

This complex project involved the redevelopment of a former further education campus. The site was once a country mansion house dating back from the 17th Century but had been extended over the years and had become vacant and surplus to requirements.

Working closely with CADW and the Heritage Officer our sensitive design has transformed the site. The ugly 1970’s extension to the former mansion house has been removed and the house returned to its former glory. The walled garden has been fully landscaped and re-opened for the benefit of the residents and the parkland setting has been restored.

We received consistently informative communication throughout the entire process and during the build we were very grateful that the disruption to local residents was minimised as much as possible. The completed site is well built using quality materials and has improved the area aesthetically and in terms of safety for both pedestrians and road users alike.

Emma Parsons, Landowner

Acting for landowners I have exchanged numerous small and large sites with Edenstone and find their approach to land buying uncomplicated.  Their use of in-house expertise leads to quick response times.

Robert Dalton Morris, Land agent

I’ve introduced a number of opportunities to Edenstone over the years and have always found them very straightforward and honest to deal with.  There is nothing more frustrating than being messed around, but Edenstone do what they say they are going to do which is refreshing and is exactly what a land agent wants.

Mark Harris, Land agent

We sold some land to Edenstone for development recently. They have been consistently helpful and efficient before, during and after the sale, and their development is looking excellent

Perry Farmar, Landowner

My family have been working on various developments with Edenstone since its very early days and we have always found them highly professional, approachable and fair. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to others.

David and Sue Thomas, Landowners

I’ve worked with Edenstone on a number of projects and have been highly impressed with the professionalism and speed at which they work. They have a very capable in-house team and this means that they can move projects forward at pace. Their internal Board approval process is straightforward and swift, with decisions made within a matter of days, rather than weeks and months.

Dan Hodgkiss, Land Director, Leaders-Romans (Land & Development)

Our first land sale to Edenstone Homes was made extremely easy by their ability to negotiate and agree all aspects of a transaction without reference to a hierarchical structure and once the basis of the transaction was agreed legal documentation was completed quickly. The benefits of dealing with a private company should not be underestimated in this regard and look forward to making further sales to them in future.

Stephen Bailey, Heron Land

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