The first stage in any of our builds is to acquire the ideal plot of land for development with a view to building quality homes and creating thriving communities.

Across each of our divisions Bellway have teams of individuals who specialise in identifying and purchasing pieces of land which are suitable for housing development. Land and Planning roles include:

  • Land Buyer
  • Land Manager
  • Land/Development Director
  • Strategic Land Manager
  • Planner
  • Planning Manager

We identify and acquire land through a number of different sources such as our Land and planners knowledge of the market and local planning policy. Sites are also marketed through Agents, Chartered Surveyors, Local Authorities, Public Bodies, or through various networks such as Homes England.

Ottermead was a more complex development opportunity to take through the land purchase process due to its former and present use. Previously owned by Northumbria Police (Office of the Police and Crime Commission - OPCC), who are a public body and have an obligation to obtain ‘best value’. The land also included listed buildings which Bellway plan to convert.