Land and Development

Lanes has been achieving impressive results on behalf of land and property owners for many years – selling development opportunities, either with planning consent already in place, or on a subject to planning basis, or through development Joint Ventures. The range of successful transactions covers single building plots through to residential and mixed-use schemes for one hundred units or more, or strategic land with potential for many hundreds of new homes.

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With a strong understanding of the technical and practical issues surrounding the sale and acquisition of development land Simon is trusted by an extensive range of clients both large and small to negotiate and progress their land and development transactions. With a high level of discretion and technical knowledge his ability to interface with stakeholders across the entire development spectrum is well renowned and a reputation for straight talking and hard work on behalf of developers and land owners encourages many to recommend his services.

Simon Cox
01992 367 551


Having helped steer the Lanes companies through three decades of property highs and lows, Mike continues to focus on all things new homes from site identification and appraisal, through viability and funding to development land sales and acquisition.
With a particular focus on North London and Hertfordshire and a reputation for straightforward and accurate advice Mike is always keen to hear from new or existing buyers and sellers at any time.

Mike Franklin
07931 505448


With his previous experience in construction procurement Stuart can help and advise clients with their development costs, assisting them to find potential savings and cost effective solutions whenever possible. With a particular focus on small to medium sized projects across the Home Counties he can help to package land and development opportunities prior to marketing and assist with site appraisals and costings for buyers pre or post acquisition.

Stuart Smart
01992 367 552


Peter provides considered guidance and focused support throughout the often complex planning processes to deliver the desired permissions and maximise clients’ development returns. With a wealth of experience linked to previous senior planning management positions within national housebuilders and East Herts District Council, his commercial knowledge and understanding of how best to engage with local authorities and communities ensures project and consultancy teams are lead to make effective planning policy representations and successfully promote strategic land opportunities. Solutions are negotiated and the desired results achieved for clients small, medium and large.

Peter Biggs
07710 016079


Leading the new homes sales teams since the company’s original inception Peter’s experience across hundreds of new schemes gives him and his clients an edge in terms of better access to up to date buying trends, data and values – proven time and again as being vital components for accurate land and development appraisals.
With a network of site based and direct sales staff selling a wide range of small, medium and large developments across the region Peter’s assistance with scheme and unit design and specifications can make a real difference to sales rates and margins. The earlier he is involved the better and all advice does of course remain confidential and without obligation.
Please contact any member of the land team to discuss your land, development or planning requirements

Peter Cunningham
07855 958106

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