Strategic Land is land that has the potential to increase in value either through its “promotion” via the planning system or by virtue of its particular location, and often both. Strategic Land Development is the process of unlocking and realising that extra value by landowners and/or developers.
What do we do?
We advise landowners and developers on all of the legal aspects of Strategic Land Development. Realising value can be a complex and lengthy process. It requires a detailed understanding of all the issues and experience and legal knowledge of the development, planning and construction processes. Understanding the end product, whether this is a residential housing estate, offices, warehouses or a shopping centre, means that we can anticipate end users’ requirements from project inception through planning, funding, building and disposal. Understanding the commercial arguments and legal solutions on both sides of a negotiation keeps the legal discussion focussed and relevant.
Strategic Land team
The Strategic Land team combines over-arching legal experience and specialism in development projects with particular experience in funding, construction, infrastructure and other potentially complex matters. The specialisms and experience are directly relevant to fully understanding and advising on Strategic Land projects, the team is led by Samantha East who brings her extensive funding experience into play, able to anticipate a risk-averse funding lawyer’s requirements, making sure when the moment arises there are no hitches to the sale. Sam also provides advice as to how best to take security where there are for example deferred payments or overage
Transactions we cover
- Promotion agreements
- Option agreements
- Conditional planning agreements
- Pre-emption agreements
- Overage agreements
- Landowner consortium/collaboration agreements
- Developer consortium/collaboration agreements
- Buying and selling development land