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Land
Acquisition

Making your land
work harder

Our reputation and positive working relationships with local authorities means that landowners and their advisers often prefer us when selecting their development partner. We seek to maximise the value of your land and add value by constructing highly attractive homes. We currently require more land opportunities.

We target quality areas that have excellent links into London usually within an hour and a half’s drive of our head office in Chelmsford. We are open minded and opportunity led and will entertain sites with or without planning permission.

Sites with opportunities from 5 to 150 units would be suitable. We will retain agents and re-instruct where appropriate.

Our Areas of Operation

What we look for

Maximising your land potential

Why Stonebond

Our commitment to you

For those unfamiliar with the planning process and the disposal of land, selecting a partner can be a daunting prospect. As a business with a proven track record, we are very well placed to assess each and every opportunity on an individual basis, establishing the degree of success and providing a competitive offer to suit.

  • Premium Developer of high-quality products and schemes
  • No external debt, need for SPVs or third party valuations etc
  • Active involvement of trusted owners and senior team with over 150 years of combined experience
  • Simple organisation with flat management structure ensures streamlined and rapid decision making
  • Strong balance sheet with £40m assets and £5m RCF facility with £14m cash in bank at year end
  • Fully developed processes, systems, procedures and corporate governance consistent with quoted housebuilders
  • Highly experienced management team with demonstrable added value approach, perfectly suited to gateway sites on strategic projects

Stonebond in 2020

12
Deals agreed
in FY20
9
Developments
starting on site FY20
644
Homes in planning
promotion
£ 165 Million
Construction
pipeline
£ 380 Million
GDV
pipeline
Our Team

Decades of Expertise

David Kwan
Land & Partnerships Director
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David joined the Stonebond team in 2008 and has played an instrumental part in guiding the ongoing growth of the Company. He has over 20 years experience in the industry and, as Land and Planning Director, David is tasked with leading and overseeing the ongoing management of Stonebond’s development pipeline for the Chelmsford region, with a focus on promoting key stakeholder relationships that enable development schemes to be brought to fruition. David has experience of partnering arrangements having overseen the completion of Stonebond’s first partnership forward funded deal for Springfield Road in Chelmsford with Home Group.
Will Almond
Will Almond
Senior Land Manager
Will Owers
Will Owers
Senior Land Manager
Jack Lilliott
Jack Lilliott
Senior Land Manager
Sean Marten
Sean Marten
Planning Manager
Alana Downey
Alana Downey
Land Buyer
Josh Berisford-Ince
Josh Berisford-Ince
Senior Land Manager
Donal Hickey
Donal Hickey
Land Buyer
Nigel Painter
Nigel Painter
Senior Land Manager
Kyle Rowson
Kyle Rowson
Land Buyer
Amelia Cherry
Amelia Cherry
Land & Planning Director
Richard Hyams
Richard Hyams
Senior Land Manager
Alana Gillard
Alana Gillard
Land Buyer
Our Process

Confidence in every step

Discover Possibility

Read more about how we can unlock value from your land by downloading our Land Brochure
Case Studies

Success Stories

Case Study
Meadow Gardens
Widford - Hertfordshire
Obtained permission first time round for 18 beautiful two, three, four and five bedroom new homes.
Meadow Gardens
Widford - Hertfordshire

Obtained permission first time round for 18 beautiful two, three, four and five bedroom new homes.

  • Outside settlement boundary
  • Sustainable location
  • Former paddock to the landowner’s existing house
  • Planning permission secured within 12 months of signing contracts with the landowner
GDV
£9M
Homes
18
Case Study
Ploughmans Reach
Stebbing - Essex
A varied collection of 30 three and four bedroom homes, 40% of which are quality affordable housing
Ploughmans Reach
Stebbing - Essex

A varied collection of 30 three and four bedroom homes, 40% of which are quality affordable housing.

  • Unconditional purchase of site with full planning permission.
  • Previously undeveloped grassland located adjacent to village settlement boundary.
  • Speculative planning application in response to the Local Planning Authority’s lack of five year housing land supply.
GDV
£13M
Homes
30
Case Study
Saxon Meadows
Standon - Hertfordshire
A varied collection of 23 two, three and four bedroom homes, 40% of which are quality affordable housing.
Saxon Meadows
Standon - Hertfordshire

A varied collection of 23 two, three and four bedroom homes, 40% of which are quality affordable housing.

  • Unconditional purchase of site with outline planning permission for 15 units
  • Previously undeveloped agricultural land
  • Located adjacent to Standon’s settlement boundary
  •  Obtained planning permission at first attempt for 23 striking two, three and four bedroom new homes
  • Site currently under construction

    contracts with Writtle University College

GDV
£9M
Homes
23
Case Study
Newgatestreet Road
Goffs Oak - Hertfordshire
Ongoing planning promotion for approximately 38 new homes on 5.5 acres of land.
Newgatestreet Road
Goffs Oak - Hertfordshire

Ongoing planning promotion for approximately 38 new homes on 5.5 acres of land.

  • Site allocated for residential development in the Broxbourne Local Plan.
  • The development will also provide 40% affordable housing (5 Shared Ownership & 10 Affordable Rent units).
  • Providing 0.85 hectares of public open space.
  • Approximately £1m in Section 106 contributions.
GDV
£19M
Homes
38
Case Study
Monarch's Place
Rickling Green - Essex
A varied collection of 9 three and four bedroom homes situated in a beautiful quaint village near Saffron Walden.
Monarch's Place
Rickling Green - Essex

A varied collection of 9 three and four bedroom homes situated in a beautiful quaint village near Saffron Walden.

  • Conditional purchase of site (STP)
  • Previously undeveloped residential land
  • Obtained planning permission at first attempt for 9 striking three and four bedroom new homes
  • Site currently under construction
  • Showhome now open
  • New Stonebond premium plus specification
GDV
£5.3M
Homes
9
Case Study
Radio Place
St Albans - Hertfordshire
A proposed development of 27 new homes.
Radio Place
St Albans - Hertfordshire

A proposed development of 27 new homes.

  • The site sits on 2.5 ha (6.2acres)
  • Site currently benefits from a full planning permission for 27 new homes.
  • The site is currently an expanse of open space following demolition of the existing nurseries.
  • Affordable provision for 3 affordable homes (Shared Ownership)
  • Unconditional purchase of site with planning permission for 27units
GDV
£19M
Homes
27
Case Study
Springfield Road
Chelmsford - Essex
A proposed development of 61 flats.
Springfield Road
Chelmsford - Essex

A proposed development of 61 flats.

  • The site sits on 0.26 ha (0.65acres)
  • Site currently benefits from a full planning permission for 61 flats.
  • Site was previously a former Britannia Car Park, with concrete hard standing extending to the boundary.
  • 100% Affordable Housing scheme in the centre of Chelmsford.
  • Stonebond Properties purchased the site unconditionally in partnership with Home Group.
GDV
£12.5M
Homes
61
Case Study
Stableford Close
Bishop Stortford - Hertfordshire
A proposed development of 61 units including bungalows of which there are 40% affordable homes.
Stableford Close
Bishop Stortford - Hertfordshire

A proposed development of 61 units including bungalows of which there are 40% affordable homes.

  • The site sits on 2.1 ha (5.3acres)
  • Site is currently going through the planning process
  • Site was previously owned by the adjacent Golf Club which meant delivering a legacy development
  • Unconditional purchase of the site which is allocated in the adopted East Herts Local Plan
  • Engaged with local steering groups to ensure a joined up planning approach
GDV
£26M
Homes
61
Case Study
Stanford Rivers Road
Ongar - Essex
Ongoing planning promotion for 42 new homes on 3.8 acres of land.
Stanford Rivers Road
Ongar - Essex

Ongoing planning promotion for 42 new homes on 3.8 acres of land.

  • Site benefits from an allocation, in the Submission Epping Forest Local Plan
  • Benefits from excellent access to strategic infrastructure network
  • Our intention is to promote the site through the emerging Local Plan for residential development
GDV
£17M
Homes
42
Case Study
The Ashes
Writtle - Essex
Obtained permission first time around for 17 new homes, including 40% affordable housing.
The Ashes
Writtle - Essex

Obtained permission first time around for 17 new homes, including 40% affordable housing.

  • In partnership with an educational institution
  • Previously an educational equine facility
  • Footprint replacement argument within the Metropolitan Greenbelt
  • Full local community engagement
  • Planning permission secured within 12 months of signing contracts with Writtle University College
GDV
£8M
Homes
17
Latest news
Stonebond and Home Group to build 61 homes in Chelmsford
10 December 2020

Stonebond and Home Group to build 61 homes in Chelmsford

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Land Agents & Corporate Partners

“As a company, Stonebond demonstrates drive and agility – it is commercial yet continues to maintain its customer focus – it’s been quick to adapt to the nuances of working for a RP.  There is a well co-ordinated, cross-functional team, which enables really good open communication/problem solving.  The company’s focus on build quality and site management is a key strength. The members of the team I liaise with are always mindful we are the client, have been accommodating and willing to agree a fair position when they can’t concede, and there are no egos – it’s a good example of the project first approach.”
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