Land & Development

Transform your land holdings into thriving developments

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We’ll guide you through the complexities of development, maximising value and impact at every stage.

Navigating planning regulations, managing complex projects, and securing the right outcomes for your land can be challenging. With our expertise, you can unlock the full potential of your mixed-use scheme, residential project, or strategic land investment.

We're more than just consultants, we’ll become an extension of your team. Our services cover every aspect of the process – rural diversification, planning, design, project management, and delivery. We'll work with you to align your development goals with market realities, creating spaces that are both commercially successful and benefit communities. 


Development Consultancy

Specialist advice to overcome the challenges thrown up by the development process

Development Management

Unlocking maximum land value through expert development management

Mixed Use Development

Reimagining cities through sustainable, cutting-edge developments

Residential Development

Unlock the value of your land with our local knowledge and regional perspective

Rural Land Diversification

Our specialists breathe life and value into rural places and spaces.

Strategic Land

We navigate the maze of land promotion, crafting tailored strategies that maximise returns.
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Part 1 of our "Landowner-led Development" series with Farmers Weekly

Landowner-Led Development - part 1

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Landowners may live with the consequences of their development decisions for years to come.

Legacy Development Q&A

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There has been limited activity in the land market since financial markets reacted negatively to the ‘Mini Budget’ last September, with fewer new sites being brought to market and a limited number of transactions taking place.

Residential Development Market Update

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2023 has continued to see difficult trading conditions but there remains a consistent demand for good quality sites across the Oxford to Cambridge Arc and the wider regions in which Bidwells operate. Price sensitivity is often being managed through considered deferred payment profiles, while the challenging planning environment remains a key consideration across the market.

UK Residential Development Market Update: Navigating Headwinds in 2023

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We hosted a four-part webinar discussing the future of residential development.

The Future of Residential Development - Webinar Series

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Meet our trusted experts


Mark Buddle

Partner, Head of Residential Development

Mark leads our residential development work and oversees a total strategic landbank for our clients which rarely dips below 100,000 plots.

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Neil Kelly

Partner, Head of Residential Development - Eastern

This former PLC housebuilder leads residential development in the East of England, helping landowners maximise the value of their land.

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Grant Westall-Reece

Partner, Head of Residential Development, Oxford

From agent to developer and investor – Grant brings a multitude of experience to the table.

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Dick Wise

Partner, Head of Business Space Agency

Dick leads our award-winning business space agency teams across the south of England and is one of Cambridgeshire’s best known and leading property advisors.

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Cambridge North

We have completed extensive development evaluations and appraisals which have realised additional value at Cambridge North, starting with our negotiation of the development agreement for the site’s development.

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Dunsfold Park

Steeped in the history of aviation and motorsport, the pioneering spirit of the Dunsfold Aerodrome site lives on in this highly sustainable new development comprising 270,000 sq ft (25,000 sq m) of employment space and garden village of up to 2,600-homes, known as Dunsfold Park.

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Land off Fordham Road, Newmarket

The sale of the land provided an exciting opportunity to purchase a site with residential development potential (subject to planning) within the desirable location of Newmarket.

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Arlesey East Sustainable Urban Extension

A comprehensive local plan allocation that will provide much-needed housing, a country park, relief road, community facilities along with blue and green infrastructure.

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Land at Polebrook

Organic farmer required advice and expertise to achieve the best outcome on the sale of their land.


Overstone Leys, Northampton

Following the acquisition of land on behalf of our clients, we worked with the promoter to obtain planning permission and then sell the consented site for maximum return.

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Brickfield Stud

Brickfield Stud includes a principal house overlooking an attractive courtyard of traditional flint stables, four residential properties, a timber hay barn, and fenced paddocks.

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Howbery Park

HR Wallingford was originally a government agency created for hydraulic research and privatised in the 80s, but remains situated on its own 70-acre park on the edge of Wallingford, bounded by the River Thames.

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Burnham Yard, Beaconsfield

We were instructed to develop and implement a strategy to regenerate 35,000 sq ft of brownfield land and create a holistic development, securing a sustainable income stream for future generations.

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