Land Development Department

We identify and secure land for future development, maximising value for land owners

Here in the South East, the available opportunities for re-development diminish every day, placing a greater pressure on demand for available land and thus a greater value. With the dynamics of the property market over the last 10 years, it is now a fact that many properties are worth more in re-development terms than as single residences, so receiving expert advice to establish this is vital.

Our services include:

  • Architectural Services
  • Planning Consultancy
  • Development Appraisals
  • Land Sale & Acquisition
  • Land Promotion
  • Viability Appraisals
  • Site Assembly


Unless one is a property professional and in the business daily, it would be difficult to know precisely what potential for development or added value a site may have. This is especially true where the creation of a development may involve more than one parcel of land. Our land experts have created many development sites recently by ‘piecing together’ neighbouring properties and parcels of land.


Here to help you

The Planning Process

Our in-depth knowledge of the area and planning process, enables us to advise you on how to extract the best value and increase your chance of obtaining a planning permission.

We can prepare and submit planning applications on your behalf, or introduce you to a reliable developer who will work with you to minimise the financial outlay.

We work with small sites for a single dwelling through to strategic sites for many hundreds of homes across the south east.


From our years of experience we have built an extensive list of contacts many of whom retain us to secure land on their behalf.

We are exceptionally well placed to match land to the buyer most likely to pay the best price, with the knowledge of who is in the market to buy, their specific preferences and ability to perform.

The vast majority of the land we are involved with is sold discreetly with little exposure to the market as we know our buyer’s requirements. However, we do offer wider marketing through the use of national industry media and specialist web portals where required.

Anyone who has experience of the planning system will appreciate the process of obtaining planning, which maximises potential, takes time. Therefore, time is of the essence and talking to our experts early in the process will ensure you obtain a rewarding result with the minimum of delay.


Meet The Team

Do you have land or property with development potential?  Talk to a member of our professional team to discuss your land or property development enquiries on 01483 479057.

All conversations will be treated with the strictest of confidence and will be without obligation.


Ian Blair
Partner & Head of Land & New Homes

I have been involved in Land & New Homes development for over 22 years working initially for regional developers in the south east and then within the last 15 years on the agency side, I have experience of both land sale and acquisition, then the final stage of selling the new builds.



Richard Snape
Partner, Land

I am a Fellow of The National Estate Agency Association and have been in the estate agency profession for over 40 years, specialising in the identification and sale of development land since 2008.



Richard Tuffin
Land Manager

I have been involved in the property business for over 30 years both on the estate agency and development side. I am now in my fifth year at Curchods specialising in land sales and land assembly, liaising between landowners and developers to generate new homes across Surrey and the Home Counties.



Bertie Russell
Land and New Homes Manager

“I am in my fifth year with Curchods, working in a dual role between our Land and New Homes departments focusing on site acquisitions and off-plan new homes sales. Working across both teams allows me to see sites through from the initial acquisition through to the final competitions at the new development.”


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