We partner with landowners to achieve planning permission at our own cost
As a landowner, you will want to secure an optimised planning permission in order to achieve the best possible value for your site. This requires a strategic layout in consideration of technical site constraints, continuous negotiations with all the key stakeholders including the Local Planning Authority, and proactive project management of the entire process.
This can cost from £10,000 to £100,000+ for larger sites, or more if the site is taken to a planning appeal.
We take on the day-to-day management of every stage whilst taking on the entire financial risk of the process with no upfront cost to the landowner.
How does it work?
We will meet you in order to better understand any specific needs you may have and discuss a strategy for how we can achieve the best possible value for your site.
Whilst we are there we will undertake a site assessment and identify any potential planning constraints there may be. If everyone agrees that we are a good fit to work together, we will discuss next steps.
At this stage we set and agree the official terms of our partnership and appoint solicitors to represent ourselves and, you, the landowner to enter an agreement. Once this has been drafted and signed our partnership becomes official and the work begins.
STEP 3 | The Planning Process
We start by creating a detailed project plan with our in-house expert team. We then instruct qualified professionals with relevant site-specific experience to add to our core team.
From engaging with the Local Planning Authority and Parish Council to comprehensive site surveyance and professional site design, we will navigate every last detail of this process. We like to keep landowners informed throughout as well as sharing plans before they are submitted.
STEP 4 | Planning Appeal
In the event that your planning application is refused, we will undertake the appeal process on your behalf. Our team of experts has decades of collective experience in planning appeals and we always have a budget set aside for this from the start of the project.
Once your planning application has been granted we will find a purchaser for your land at the best value possible. This often involves legal negotiations over the terms of the sale alongside achieving the highest price.
Once the terms of a sale are officially agreed, we finalise everything with your solicitors and move to legal completion where you will be paid.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose Montague Land Partners?
Property developers will look to buy your land for the lowest price they can pay. In comparison, as Land Promoters, we work in partnership with you to maximise the value of your land and negotiate with developers to drive the highest value we can.
We place the goals and interests of our landowners at the heart of everything we do. We have a number of solutions based around the landowners goals and interests where we take in to consideration any specific requirements around timings, values, discretion, deal structure and more.
What is involved in obtaining planning permission?
We are responsible for funding and project managing the entire planning process from start to finish.
This extensive process includes, but is not limited to: liaisons with relevant stakeholders (e.g. planning officers, committee members, architects, planning consultants, etc.) on-site surveys, housing needs surveys, and the preparation and submission of plans.
We also cover all public consultations, CIL & S106 negotiations, planning appeals, utility connections, infrastructure planning and more
To understand the process in more detail, read our guide on how to apply for planning permission.
How much does it cost to get planning permission?
What will be built on my land?
As we work in partnership with our landowners, we will always consult you on what the potential use of your site would be before submitting a planning application. If you have a particular preference of what you would like to see on your land we can create a plan to accommodate this where feasible to do so.
Can I choose what goes on my land?
How long will it take to get planning permission?
As experienced Land Promoters, we are equipped to tackle every administrative roadblock, provide any additional information swiftly, and minimise approval times.
What if planning is refused?
As we fund every aspect of the planning process and invest a significant amount of time into each project, we put every measure in place to ensure our applications are approved.
If for any reason a local authority refuses a planning application, we can raise an appeal at no cost to you. In the event that an appeal proves unsuccessful, you will retain full ownership of your land.
What are my chances of getting planning permission?
Will my neighbours find out?
We will also advise you along the way about when the application will be made public knowledge so that you can manage this with your neighbours where required.
Will I receive a large tax bill after I sell my land?
However, through careful planning and taking the right advice, you can keep your tax liability to a minimum. We have worked with the UK's leading tax experts for landowners, and we can introduce them to you or to your own accountants to advise on how to reduce your tax liability where possible.