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Bovis Homes acquires Wellington site for 205 new home scheme

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National housebuilder Bovis Homes has exchanged unconditional contracts on a consented greenfield site at Rockwell Green on the edge of Wellington in Somerset.  The 25.8 acre site was sold by private landowners and Gladman Land, represented by Alder King.

Gladman was granted planning permission at appeal by Somerset District Council in 2018 for up to 205 dwellings and 60 bed apartments with care on the site.  The permission also included public open space, landscaping, a sustainable drainage system and vehicular access.  25% of the new homes will be affordable housing.

Simon Smith, partner at Alder King, said: “This edge of village site had been used for agricultural purposes for many years.  Working closely with the landowner, we facilitated a partnership with Gladman who went on to secure planning permission for the site.  This allowed us to maximise the value of the site for the landowner without exposing them to the costs and risks involved in securing planning permission.”

John Parry, regional land director at Bovis Homes added: “We would like to express our gratitude to all involved in getting this over the line. We anticipate a start on site at the end of 2019, and look forward to building out our new Phoenix House Type range in this lovely location.”

Landowners interested in exploring the value of their land for residential development are invited to contact Simon Smith in Alder King’s Bristol office on 0117 317 1000 for an informal discussion.

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