Harris Lamb has sold an eight-acre plot of land in Evesham to developer Bovis Homes.

The house-builder intends to redevelop the Station Road site in Salford Priors to build 60 new homes.


Charles D’Auncey

Charles D’Auncey, director of Harris Lamb, oversaw the sale on behalf of Alamo, and said that there had been a significant amount of interest in the site due to its greenfield status and its village location.

“This particular site was in high demand with developers thanks to its prime location – the land is situated on the edge of Salford Priors itself and leads to open countryside.

“It is largely screened from incoming views and is close to a primary school and other village amenities, which makes it ideal for creating a residential community,” he added.

The Station Road site has already been awarded outline planning consent for 60 properties subject to the developer making a contribution toward youth and adult public open space and health provision, as well as providing 40 per cent of the site to affordable housing allocation.

Charles added: “Following a lengthy hiatus in the housing construction sector, confidence has returned as the economy has improved; something the introduction of the Help To Buy Government initiative in 2013 has helped to escalate.

“As a result, Harris Lamb has been working with a number of clients to identify suitable land supplies for residential development and liaising with interested developers to secure the sale, planning permission and support site-works where appropriate.

“Salford Priors’ close proximity to Stratford-upon-Avon and the number of designated conservation areas in the village makes it a very desirable place to live, but available land to build homes to enable that is in scarce supply, making this a rare opportunity for house builders

Construction at the Station Road site is expected to start early next year.

Harris Lamb’s reputation for residential land sales sees the business work with a number of private land-owners to negotiate sales with leading UK developers. Prior to securing the sale of the Station Road land, Harris Lamb sold Walton Fields, a 15-acre site in Stone, Staffordshire on behalf of Nova Capital Management to Taylor Wimpey for a residential development of 215 new homes.

For details on the residential land sales process, contact Charles D’Auncey on 0121 213 6002 or at charles.dauncey@harrislamb.com