Our Development Viability team, widely regarded as the number one advisor in the market for providing expert advice regarding S106 obligations, works together to help you create, enhance and protect your property assets for the future.
We advise developers and local authorities on development viability, S106 obligations, affordable housing requirements and the Community Infrastructure Levy. We are one of the UK’s leading advisors and play an active role in the formulation of viability best practice guidance and financial appraisal toolkits.
We work with developers, local authorities and landowners to devise and review financial viability assessments to establish the maximum reasonable proportion of affordable housing alongside other planning policy requirements.
We work with a range of clients on the terms of Section 106 agreements, including affordable housing provision and early/mid/late-stage review clauses.
We work extensively with specialist heritage developers, mainstream house builders and local planning authorities to establish the need for enabling development to resolve conservation deficits associated with heritage assets.
We advise developers on the marketing and disposal of affordable housing secured through Section 106 agreements to ensure optimum value. We work alongside developers during the planning application stage to ensure that any affordable housing provided is best placed to secure maximum interest from the RP sector.
Our team has extensive experience of testing the viability of local plan policies on behalf of local planning authorities to ensure compliance with the National Planning Policy Framework and the Planning Practice Guidance. We support our local authority clients through the consultation stages and during examination in public.
Our team has extensive experience of testing the viability of emerging CIL charging schedules following the requirements of the CIL Regulations and Planning Practice Guidance. We support our local authority clients through the consultation stages and during examination in public, achieving very high levels of success.
We have extensive experience of advising clients on the viability of planning policies for affordable housing. We also advise on strategies for a wide variety of situations, including affordability and income modelling, on and off-site delivery, discounted market rent on Build-to-Rent schemes and payments-in-lieu.
Our specialist Valuations team has a significant track record in the provision of valuation services for CIL-in-kind. This typically involves establishing the opportunity cost of community infrastructure provision on a site to establish the amount of CIL that can be offset.
We work with architects, local authorities and landowners on the viability of emerging masterplan proposals, including considering the impact of regeneration premiums and longer-term growth, realised by major masterplan schemes.
We advise clients seeking to establish the viability of a range of options for their sites, including staff accommodation transfer and redevelopment and estate redevelopment.
Our specialist Valuation team can provide formal red book valuations of affordable housing and other forms of specialist housing for a range of purposes, including acquisition and secured lending.
Countryside and L&Q are JV partners in Acton Gardens LLP, which is bringing forward an ambitious programme to re-develop the South Acton Estate.
We were appointed by LB Southwark to review a financial viability appraisal prepared by Quod on behalf of British Land.
We were commissioned by Inspired Villages to provide financial appraisals to justify the extent of enabling development proposed to support the repair and conversion of the Grade II Listed former Legal & General office.
We were instructed by LB Tower Hamlets to assess the affordable housing offer proposed by the applicant for the outline planning application on the 13.6 Ha Wood Wharf site.
We are a national planning team, advising developers and investors on how to optimise development potential and build communities of the future.
We are driven to help our clients buy and sell land and create development opportunities.
We have a host of experts available for you to message with any questions you might have.
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