Search announce completion with Linden Homes on new £60m GDV project are pleased to announce their latest land sale completion with major UK housebuilder Linden Homes. The site on the outskirts of the small Bedfordshire town of Stotfold has been sold with detailed planning permission as a development scheme comprising 161 residential units with 53 of these units allocated for affordable housing much needed within the community.

Acting as lead developers for the scheme, have managed the packaging, promotion and administration of the project from start to finish. The completion with Linden Homes sees the housebuilder take possession of land with an estimated GDV of £60 million. Beyond the headline figures, are particularly pleased that the project has been conducted in line with their community and eco-centric ethos. Of particular note is the inclusion within the deal of £2.6 million in Section 106 grant funding to Central Bedfordshire Council, the majority to be allocated towards the building of a new school in Stotfold.

The project and securing of planning permission was progressed in close partnership with Bedford-based architecture, engineering, planning and surveying practice Woods Hardwick. Tom Francis, Director at Woods Hardwick, commented:

“This [project] was a tremendous team effort, and a great example of the multidisciplinary approach Woods Hardwick brings to our clients.

“Overcoming landscape, ecology, surface water flooding and noise issues raised during the application, our approach and the overall application achieved the aspirations for this site, bringing forward new homes for Bedfordshire.” CEO Kevin Heaney echoed these thoughts, adding:

“We were delighted to work closely with both Linden Homes and Woods Hardwick to bring forward an application to committee that received a unanimous decision for a resolution to grant planning.

“Everyone involved worked extremely hard together in order to deliver a site that will be a great addition to the town of Stotfold and provide much-needed housing in the area.” is now looking to provide further opportunities for housing development within Bedfordshire through similar schemes. The business has identified the county as an area of huge potential for residential developments designed to meet the needs of families looking for great locations and local amenities.

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