Warwick District Council
A 1.8 acre Green Belt site on the northern edge of a village in Warwickshire.
This broadly rectangular 1.8 acre Green Belt site on the northern edge of Cubbington, a village in Warwickshire, consisted of numerous buildings associated with equestrian use.
Given the site’s location within the Green Belt, Rosconn proceeded to engage with Warwick District Council and subsequently submitted a formal pre-application enquiry in September 2017, following the exchange of the legal agreement with the landowner.
A planning application was subsequently prepared and submitted in March 2018 for the demolition and redevelopment of the existing equestrian buildings to provide 16 new dwellings. However, this application was refused by the planning committee on 19th October 2018 despite the officer’s recommendation for approval. Rosconn went to work preparing evidence to support a robust planning appeal, which was lodged in December 2018.
During the life of the appeal, a Wheatcroft amendment (changes to an application during an appeal with comprehensive re-consultation) was made to amend the application to 17 dwellings. On 21st October 2019, planning permission was granted via appeal.
The marketing process began in earnest in conjunction with the landowner’s agent David Holt. Warwick District Housing were selected as the purchaser and duly completed on the transaction in August 2020.
The residential land market was far from settled at this stage due to ongoing uncertainty in the marketplace. Rosconn’s unrelenting approach was most certainly called for and paid dividends for the landowners who are delighted with the result.
What did our customers say?
“Rosconn have been a delightful Company to deal with from the moment the idea of developing the land at Cubbington was broached until the conclusion some 7 years later. There were many snags and frustrations along the way, but the dogged determination of a bright and on-the-ball team meant that we were successful in the end.
Their knowledge of all the foibles of local planners and of the tedious requirements involved in County Council and Borough regulations is impressive. Throughout the process the team showed resilience and an impressive amount of patience. Their forbearance won through and we are very grateful for it.
Rosconn is continuing to pursue planning for an adjoining piece of land on our behalf and I am confident that if anyone will be successful, it will be Rosconn Strategic Land.“
“It has been a pleasure working with the team at Rosconn, who have promoted our client’s land at Cubbington, Leamington Spa with great enthusiasm, based on their strong belief in the site’s development potential. In spite of the initial set back, they Appealed the refusal of planning consent and secured a very satisfactory consent for residential development. Holt Property negotiated the sale following a competitive bidding process, at a price which exceeded the landowner’s expectations. A good team effort! In our experience Rosconn is a very professionally run business, with an experienced and enthusiastic team, We have enjoyed working with them and they always try and go the extra mile, which has impressed us. We look forward to working on many more sites with them.
Holt Property can highly recommend Rosconn.“
Holt Property Limited