The team cover a wide range of projects, spanning from initial strategic advice all the way through to disposal of sites with planning consent. We are focussed on building long term relationships with clients to ensure they are fully supported at every step of the development process

Strategic Land

The team are highly experienced in advising landowners with good medium to long term development potential. This is often through negotiation of Option, Promotion and Hybrid Agreements with developers to allow them to promote the site through the planning process.

We work with both regional and national development companies to suit the objectives of each individual client.

Our current and previous clients include private landowners, Estates and charities seeking to maximise value for their sites.

Aerial view of development site - Rural Insight Land & Development
Aerial view of a land development site

Immediate Land

The team regularly act on behalf of landowners to dispose of their development land, either with consent or without consent, often subject to an overage agreement.

In lots of cases, these will be sites where we have acted for the client in setting up the original development agreement and have supported them through that process through to the realisation of a planning consent.


We also provide general development consultancy work including:

  • Option price negotiations
  • Overage negotiations
  • Expert witness work
  • Submission of call for sites to local authorities
  • Planning and disposal reports
  • Development appraisals

If you are a landowner interested in knowing what development potential your site may have, then please do contact us.

Aerial view of Oakham in Rutland

Completed Case Studies

  • CAD drawing of Chichester Land Development plan

    Chichester, West Sussex

    We were instructed to assist with the disposal of a site with planning consent for 165 units. Following a complex legal process, the sale completed in January 2024.

  • Cobham land development plan

    Cobham, Surrey

    We were instructed by the historic Cobham Park Estate to advise on a potential development site within their ownership. We negotiated a Promotion Agreement and following a successful planning application for 27 units, disposed of the site on the open market to a local, reputable housebuilder ensuring the ongoing legacy of the estate. Sale completed September 2023.

  • Twyford Case Study Land Development Plan

    Twyford, Berkshire

    We were instructed by the landowners to act on their behalf in the price negotiation under the terms of an Option Agreement. The site had recently secured planning consent for 200 units. We successfully improved the proposed price by a significant amount, ensuring the landowners received best value. Sale completed February 2024.

Ongoing Case Studies

  • Image of Cranoe in Leicestershire by TIm Heaton

    Cranoe, Leicestershire

    Acting on behalf of a local estate to advise on 2 potential rural development sites. We are instructed to dispose of the sites once planning permission is forthcoming

  • aerial view of Henfield, West Sussex

    Horsham, West Sussex

    Acting on behalf of private landowners to protect their interests across 3 separate Option Agreements.

  • CAD plan of Westergate Land Development Plan

    Westergate, West Sussex

    We were instructed by the landowner to secure a development partner, resulting in negotiating terms for a Promotion Agreement. The site has now secured planning permission for 89 units and is set to be sold in 2024.