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Urban Regeneration

Hallam Fields, Birstall, Leicestershire

This 200-acre mixed use development situated in Charnwood will be one of the
most important new schemes commencing construction

Eventually 950 new homes will be built together with new community
facilities, such a primary school, local shopping centre and village meeting
hall, as well as acres of open parkland

Acting for the Trust owning the land we helped negotiate and complete the
sale of a major tranche of the site to the developers Jelson Limited in
December 2004, liaising with the legal team at Hammonds, the agents Savills,
Gleeds as cost consultants and Holmes Antill, Planning Consultants

Rural Regeneration

Wreake Properties is concentrating its efforts on the push to diversification by farmers and farming estates, accelerated by the changes to the farming subsidies and the introduction of the Single Farm Payment Scheme

The redevelopment of redundant farm buildings and the re-use of other buildings in a rural location is not a new idea. However, led by Clive Pitts, we have developed an innovative concept which will take tenants and landowners through the entire process, starting with thinking about the best use to make a commercial return on an underused asset, all the way to making that asset work for them.

The commitment is to develop rural business communities and other commercial schemes, which are appropriate to the location and the needs of the farmer or landowner.

Included in this concept is an initial appraisal of the site's potential including:
...Types of suitable end uses such as commercial, industrial and storage
...Financial assessment
...Planning Consent issues
...Access to appropriate Grants
...Obtaining Planning Permission for change of use
...Project management of the construction phase
...Identifying tenants and/or purchasers for the development
...Ongoing management of the project

For more details on how we might help you and to hear about the investment in rural business communities, please contact Clive Pitts or Mark Newcombe