Land and planning

We have strong and diverse experience in buying, planning and building award-winning Communities.

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About us

We operate across England and Scotland, through four regional businesses, a specialised Placemaking and Regeneration team and a newly formed Strategic Land division. This allows us to combine the strengths of a national developer with local knowledge and focus. To help us deliver on our ambitious long-term plans for future growth, we’re now looking for new opportunities with like-minded partners.

Our approach to developing land and Communities

Our breadth of focus as a large socially-minded developer focused on landscape-led placemaking and the creation of thriving Communities makes us a partner of choice. We embrace both short and long-term land opportunities as well as package deals, bespoke placemaking and large regeneration schemes. 

Our expertise and experience in land acquisition, planning and construction make us ideally placed to achieve successful outcomes for projects of every scale and type, leaving a positive legacy in the process.

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Land requirements

From sites where planning has been granted either with outline or detailed planning permission to those subject to planning, we’ll draw on our wealth of expertise to the immediate delivery of mixed-tenure sustainable Communities. We’ll also partner with landowners to deliver planning consents where others have failed.

Likewise, we are passionate about collaborating with like-minded partners, to develop tailored placemaking and regeneration solutions or bespoke partnerships and joint ventures that allow us to shape and realise a long-term vision for sustainable new Communities. 

With an aspiration to develop more than 10,000 homes in the next five years, we are actively seeking suitable land opportunities. Find out more in our Land & Planning brochure.

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Case studies

The 2022/2023 financial year was highly productive for Places for People’s team, with a strong pipeline of land acquisitions allowing us to step up our delivery of high-quality, mixed-tenure homes. These were accompanied by some notable planning successes, namely Gilston Park Estate, the 1,000-hectare new Garden Village Community in Hertfordshire, along with the award-winning Communities of Longniddry Village, East Lothian and Tornagrain, Inverness.​

 ​Find out more about our case studies by downloading our Land & Planning brochure.

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An award-winning developer

We are proud that our People and partners are regularly recognised for our long-term commitment to creating and supporting thriving Communities socially, economically and environmentally.

Interested in working with us? 

We are actively looking for sites to fulfil our growth ambitions, so please contact us today to discuss a potential disposal or acquisition, or to progress a development or placemaking opportunity.