Case Studies - Development Management and Land Promotion

We have had the opportunity to collaborate on a diverse array of projects in recent years. The following examples offer a glimpse into the breadth of our experience and capabilities.

Kelvedon, Essex.

Site acqusition and Project Manager.

Working with an overseas developer client we obtained listed building approval and oversaw the works to convert a single grade II listed carehome into three houses.

Clacton, Essex

Strategic Land Promotion - Selling Agent

Acting for a Land Promoter client to acquire, manage the planning process, including the public enquiry and selling the site post planning.


North Witney, Oxfordshire.

Strategic Land Promotion - Selling Agent

Acting for a Landowner, as part of a consortium, we managed their interest to achieve an allocation in the Local Plan and brokered a land sale to Pye Homes.

Westcliff On Sea, Essex

Project Management

We unconditionally acquired a former Doctor's Surgery on behalf of a private client and achieved planning at appeal for nine flats. Construction management under a D&B contract and managed the sales of the completed units.

Case Studies - Viability and s106 Negotiations

Our team consists of highly qualified and motivated professionals, who are all experts in their field. With many years of experience in the industry, they have the expertise to provide comprehensive, first-rate services to our clients. The following are an example of the bredth of the work we have undertaken.

Kelvedon, Essex

s106 negotiation - Vacant Building Credit

We advised the client during the planning process that their site would be eligable to claim for vacant building credit. This was negotiated with the Local Planning Authority and the level of affordable housing was reduced from 10 units to 6 units. This was achieved without reviewing the viability of the site.

Rettendon, Essex

Financial Viability Assessment

The 91 unit site achieved planning approval  with zero affordable housing following our assessment. 

The site had a high existing use value and significant contamination which made the site unviable. 

Brixton, London

Small Sites Viability Statement

We advised the client on the viability process and prepared a Small Sites Viability Statement on their behalf deomonstrating that no affordable housing could be provided.

Cheam, London

Financial Viability Assessment

Former Builders Merchants with a high Existing Use Value. Agreement could not be reached with the councils external assessor so rather than appeal the parties agreed to proceeded with an RICS Expert Determination. We ultimatly agreed a nil provision of affordable housing and avoided a costly and time consuming appeal. 

Rushden, North Northhamptonshire

Financial Viability Assessment, S106 Negotiations

A former Art Deco Bus Station, with a proposal for a significant refurbishment and new build scheme in the heart of the Town. We negotiated a much reduced contribution in lieu of affordable housing on site and a reduced s106 package.

This was justified due to the high build costs associated with convering the bus garage and the comparativly low GDV.


Felsted, Essex

Financial Viability Assessment and s106 Negotiations

We advised the client on a mixed use site that provides a new health centre for the local community. 

We negotiated a reduced afforable housing provision and a mechanisim for delivering the heath facility through the s106 agreement. 


Horsham, West Sussex

Financial Viability Assessment

A former highways depot with a small scheme for 8 units. The Local Planning Authority required an assessment to assertain if the development would be able to make an affordable housing contribution in lieu of on site provision. 

We prepared a report to confirm that the site could not sustain any contribution given the high existing use value and costs associated with building on a brownfield site. 

Southend On Sea, Essex.

Financial Viability Assessment - Planning Appeal

We acted for the landowner and in this instance we were unable to agree a negotiated position on the FVA. 

This was because the building was partially demolished so no agreemnet could be made on the existing use Value. 

The application proceeded to an Informal Hearing and we acted as Viability Expert Witness. 

The appeal was allowed and the site achieved planning with nil affordable housing. 

Arebray Ltd use the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) for any dispute resolution, but please make contact in the contact section should you require any assistance. 

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