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Development Consultants

Working with planning consultants and lobbyists we are able to provide a comprehensive feasibility service to individuals, businesses, investors and developers on property development creating maximum value and profit with an air of innovative vision and thinking outside the box. We are the first company on the Island to appoint a ‘localism officer’.

We are specialists in:

• Retail and mixed residential schemes
• Privately owned affordable housing
• Upmarket housing, one-off sites
• Community housing in urban and rural areas
• Self-build plots
• Feasibility studies
• Concept studies
• Planning advice
• Taxation advice, working with recognised accountants
• Site finding
• Investment opportunities with guaranteed returns


Town and Country Planning Consultants

This department can provide sound advice on all planning matters on a practical and positive basis to architects, agents, developers, builders, investors, financial institutions and individuals. This service provides a multi-discipline approach incorporating views from architects, valuers and surveyors to ensure the solution and advice given is of a sound and economical basis.

Dealing with planning work since 1985 this highly experienced team has a thorough knowledge of the Island's current planning legislation. Ths department works with 3 experienced consultants who have diverse expereience in dfferent forms of planning.

Please contact Christopher Scott or the IW Planning and Development Hub for more information.

• Planning
• Feasibility studies
• Planning applications
• Design and access statements
• Pre-application discussion and negotiation
• Legal agreements
• Planning appeals
• LDF advice
• Affordable housing provision
• Agricultural and rural planning matters
• Eco and green matters
• Enforcement action
• Master Planning
• Localism Expertise


Property Investment Advisors

We provide a professional service that identifies properties which are currently investments or could be in the future and find ways to enhance the annual revenue, or increase the capital value.


Architectural and Design Services

Our in-house Chartered Architect can provide innovative schemes for investors, developers and individuals. This can provide a tailor made service for provision of a single house to developments extending to several hundred properties, as well as commercial developments such as industrial estates.

We are well-known for providing innovative and creative ideas, which are tailor made for the client and represent a realistic and economic answer.

• Concept drawings
• Planning applications
• Detailed drawings for planning applications and building
• Master plans
• Computer driven and landscape drawings

Included within our team are specialists in conservation, landscape architecture, ecology, eco design and tree consultants.

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Rural Housing Specialist

Specialist advice on all aspects of rural matters and development including the valuation, development and sale of agricultural and rural property and agricultural land. These services can be tailored to suit a clients needs. Services include:

• Business Diversification
• Rural Housing
• Farm Offices and Leisure Activities
• Farm Auctions
• Rural Planning & Development Advice


Commercial and Development Land Agents

We are proactively seeking development land for clients.

We like to put deals together; these can range from £150,000 to £18 million. As the leading Development Consultants on the Island we are bringing land forward sites for development through the SHLAA process and through planning applications.


Deal Makers

We act for vendors and purchasers, bringing people together and particularly working on market deals, bringing the right parties together to produce the best results.

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Development Appraisals - DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS

We can provide feasibility studies, together working with other professionals such as chartered surveyors, valuers, quantity surveyors and architects to select a number of alternatives to the client, and hopefully bring in the right result by looking widely and THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX.

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Modular Housing

Working with specialist companies to find ways of finding different methods of dealing with houses and commercial properties.  Current sites we are looking at are for ‘one off’ houses, a waterfront site with prestigious housing and an economic landmark building incorporating 45 apartments. Also looking at regeneration schemes within the market town of Newport and the coastal town of Ryde.

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Land Promotion Agents

We have excellent working relationships with all the Isle of Wight estate agencies and can promote to local, national and international buyers.


Conservation and Heritage Specialists

We are proud to include within the Christopher Scott team Robert Biggs, a Specialist in Conservation of Listed Building Architecture.

Robert Biggs, B Arch RIBA CA, specialises in Listed Building and Conservation work. Robert has over 40 years’ experience and has recently worked on heritage projects such as churches, farm and barn conversions and listed office accommodation. His services include:-

• Inspections and reports
• Alterations and additions
• Repair schedules
• English Heritage grant aided work
• Lottery funding work
• Listed Building consents and applications
• Conservation area work
• Heritage and Visitor Centres
• Barn Conversions

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Affordable Housing Specialists

We act for leading housing associations on the Isle of Wight and also national housing associations. For the last 6 years we have been the technical arm of Vectis Housing Association, bringing sites to them and working with developers, Parish Councils and others to bring the right houses to the right places at the right price for the right people.

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