Case study

Harland Way Cottingham


The project

Having being promoted by one the original owners who had not been able to achieve planning permission, an approach was made to Lovel Developments.

Lovel Developments took this bare agricultural land, successfully achieved allocation in the local plan and secured detailed planning permission, having dealt with all the issues around flood risk, ecological matters and highways.

It was a complicated process because initially the land was under the ownership of four different parties.  Lovel Developments negotiated with the landowners to bring forward the large scale, good quality site to the satisfaction of all parties involved.

Ultimately Lovel Developments sold the site to Barratt David Wilson Homes which has now completed much of the project.

This is one of the prime sites in the region because Cottingham is a desirable area with good schools, good transport links and a busy village centre. 

What we dealt with

  • Multiple Landowners

  • Complex Planning Application

  • Ecology

  • Flood Risk

  • Highways

Site progression

Mike Roberts, Barratt Developments’ Regional Managing Director, said Poppy Fields is one of a number of significant projects in the firm’s Yorkshire East region and properties which became available under the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands during 2019.

He said: “Housing is very high on the country’s agenda at present, which is why we strive to develop excellent working relationships with companies such as Lovel Developments, as well as driving forward our own site identification.

“Lovel’s expert knowledge ensured a smooth and seamless transfer of land ownership, with the team completing many of the complicated elements ahead of our acquisition. We are enjoying working on the new development in Cottingham, creating high quality properties for homeowners to enjoy.”