We are currently advising Homes England and Locat-Ed, the Department for Education’s property company, in relation to a surplus land pilot study. This involves working with several schools across the South East in identifying and taking forward surplus school land for housing development.
The initial stage involved the schools themselves putting forward surplus land, on the basis that the revenues generated from disposal for development were returned to the school for capital investment.
Working alongside Wood Environmental, who provided technical assessments of the sites, we carried out market research into the most suitable type and mix of housing development.
Combined with a review of local planning policies, this led to a high-level masterplan and a valuation of the residual land value for the surplus land.