Derbyshire residential development site sold

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Catesby Estates has completed the sale of a residential development site in Allestree, Derbyshire to Miller Homes. Fisher German acted for the landowner in the sale of the site.

The sale follows Amber Valley Borough Council resolving to grant consent for the Reserved Matters application for 400 new homes including 120 affordable homes, on the 48 acre site known as The Oaks, off Kedleston Road in October 2019.

David Morris, Planning Director at Catesby Estates said: “We have been working on delivering new homes for the area since 2014, which was delayed due to the ongoing legal challenge by the local action group Kedleston Voice, who had their claims rejected by both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

“The housing crisis in the UK is well recognised, with the government looking to deliver more homes. Unfortunately, this site is a prime example of how difficult and lengthy the process of new home delivery can be, despite being located in a sustainable area where there is a recognised shortage of housing, particularly affordable homes.”

Myron Osborne, Land & Development Director at Catesby Estates said: “This is the second land site Miller Homes have taken from us in the last 18 months, they have recently opened their show home on the first site they purchased at our Myton Green site in Warwick. They are one of the UK’s largest privately owned housebuilders with a reputation for delivering high quality new homes, and we are pleased to be working with them again and continuing our longstanding relationship.”

Ben Marshalsay, Head of Development at Fisher German, said: “We have acted for the landowner since 2013 as part of an ongoing estate review to highlight any land with development potential.

“Once this site was identified, Catesby Estates was appointed as promotions partner and has shown a great deal of tenacity over the past six years in delivering planning permission.

“We are very pleased to see the site sold to Miller Homes. They are a quality housebuilder and the development will deliver much-needed new homes to the area, a large quantity of which will be affordable housing.”