Landowner References

“Barwood Land has guided us for over 8 years.  They have immense depth of knowledge and experience and, above all, imagination in dealing with the myriad of issues that arise in any land development process. Having them by our side has been immensely reassuring and their reliability in delivering what they promised has given us the confidence to see the planning process through to a successful conclusion. We could not ask for anyone better.”

George Mosely – Winneycroft 

“We were very pleased with the professionalism and hands on approach of the Barwood Team and their specialist consultants. They were able to navigate through a complex planning situation, resulting in a first-class scheme and a standalone consent for just under 400 houses.

The site was subsequently marketed and sold to two national housebuilders and the whole development is now nearing completion.”

Clive Bull – Wharf Farm


We pride ourselves on being able to attain planning permission, often in situations where previously denied or overlooked. We work successfully with landowners from all over the UK in achieving these objectives.

When acquiring land, we negotiate in an open and straightforward manner. We undertake a professional and detailed evaluation of what are often complex and challenging sites. Because we are experienced in this process, we can structure our approach to maximising the land’s value.

Our land acquisition and sale approach ensures that our interests are completely aligned with our landowner partners. Whilst a house developer may acquire your land, they may also postpone the development process and delay your sale in accordance with their own agenda. Barwood Land, by contrast, seeks to maximise planning consent to increase the value of the land, then selling it on the open market in an efficient and time sensitive manner.

The consented land is sold in order to achieve the highest bid; it is our experience that identifies and secures the best deal. Barwood Land promotes the land and adds to its value, rather than pitching a non-competitive valuation as is done by many house builders. Like our landowners, our commercial return is realised from the sale of the land and we therefore work diligently and in partnership with our landowners in order to maximise net sale proceeds.

All of this has led to our reputation for keeping our promises. This is proudly made evident by continued repeat business with landowners and their advisors.

Barwood Land has access to significant finds to support further land transaction and planning applications. We are continuing to secure land and will consider a broad range of opportunities from stand-alone sites of 5 acres or more, to major urban extensions.  We will consider:

Outright purchase of freeholds with or without an uplift provision.

Joint ventures with landowners to promote land and to maximise its value through the planning process. Following receipt of the planning consent that fully maximises value, consented land is sold on the open market. Barwood receives its commercial return as a share of the sale proceeds.

Option to purchase subject to planning.

If you think you have a land opportunity that would be suitable and would like to see its value increase by working with Barwood, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are interested in either Greenfield or Brownfield land, with or without planning permission in the UK.

Please contact Jamie Gibbins
t: 01604 369221