Planning Services

Local Needs Housing

Peter Richards & Co have been successful in obtaining planning permission for over 50 separate local need dwellings under Shropshire Council’s Single Plot Exception Policy, which includes Peter’s own home at Prees Heath near Whitchurch. Peter and his brother Philip were successful in obtaining consent in 2011 for 2 no. 3 bedroomed detached houses on land owned by their parents. As part of a visit to Shropshire to see innovative affordable rural housing schemes, the planning minister Rt Hon Nick Boles MP visited in May 2013.

Farm Buildings

Peter Richards and Co played an active role in assisting Mr and Mrs Forrester in relocating their farmstead at Colehurst, Nr. Market Drayton. Being one of the UK’s leading breeder of pedigree Limonsin Cattle, our clients had particular requirements for the design of their new farm building complex. Planning consent was obtained on a phased basis for the farmstead on a greenfield site and included the a new farmhouse.

Strategic Land Promotion

Peter Richards and Co have assisted several landowners in promotion of their land through the development plan process and advised landowners in entering option / promotion agreements. One such project was land on the edge of Shawbury, Nr. Shrewsbury where we advised the landowners on the advantages of a promotion agreement. Subsequently a suitable agreement was entered into with specialist land promoters who are pursuing allocation of the land for residential development, if successful it will be sold on the open market to a house builder.

Land Disposal

Peter Richards and Co have assisted numerous landowners in the disposal of development sites, ranging from single building plots to larger residential sites. One such site was land off Lower Road, Harmer Hill, Nr. Shrewsbury which had planning permission for 18no. houses. Following an extensive marketing campaign this site was sold in 2011 to local company to Shingler Homes.

Development Consultancy

In 2012 / 2013 assistance was provided to Grocott Developments in developing and marketing 4 detached houses at Higher Heath, Nr. Whitchurch. Peter Richards and Co provided development consultancy throughout this project from concept through to completion

Land Acquisition

In 2009 Peter Richards and Co were employed by national Car Auction chain, Aston Barclay Plc to assist with their expansion plans at Prees Heath. Careful negotiation allowed additional land for car storage to be acquired from a neighbouring farmer