Optimising Development Capacity
Through a detailed assessment of the sites constraints, in particular with flooding an acute issue in the village, we funded and managed a review of the Environment Agency (EA) flood data in the area, which formed an integral part of the Neighbourhood Plan.
By challenging the EA data, our strategic land team were able to successfully increase the site’s capacity for development from that originally considered by the Neighbourhood Plan.
We carried out extensive consultation with key stakeholders including the local authority, Chalgrove Parish Council, Chalgrove Scouts, the local allotment association and the surrounding community, and received support for a development of up to 200 new homes, a country park and a scout hut. This engagement realised earlier value for the landowner than expected under the development plan process.