Solid foundations for sustainable growth
13 June 2021
Planning successes see Larkfleet Group well positioned for ambitious growth plans.
Multiple planning successes in the last year are set to provide a firm footing for home builder Larkfleet Group – which includes Larkfleet Homes and Allison Homes – as it seeks to triple the size of the business in the next five years.
Major sites approved in the last twelve months:
- The Oaks at Broadlands, Norwich – 520 new homes and a new primary school site
- Morton Heights, Morton, South Kesteven – 22 affordable new affordable homes for young people and families
- Kings Meadow, Fernwood, Newark – 350 new family homes
- Holborn Fields, Sawtry, Huntingdonshire – 340 new homes alongside a site for a new primary school
- The Orchard, Corby Glen, South Kesteven – 66 new family homes
- Manthorpe Park, Manthorpe, Grantham, South Kesteven – 480 new homes, a new school and a local commercial centre
- Hackleton Heights, Hackleton, Northamptonshire – 21 affordable new affordable homes for young people and families
David Morris, Land Director Larkfleet Group, said, “We’re delighted that we have been able to secure approval for 1,799 much-needed new homes in such a short period of time. Many of the developments will encompass facilities such as new schools or commercial spaces helping us to create thriving self-sustaining communities.
“We pride ourselves on our success in promoting land throughout the process from initial conversations with landowners through to construction and the handing over of keys to new owners.
“We have an enviable consented and emerging landbank both in the local area and further afield and are confident that this level of planning success will continue throughout 2021-22, supporting the group’s growth ambitions.”
John Anderson, CEO Larkfleet Group, said: “The delivery of new homes is essential if we are to support the government’s efforts to address the housing crisis. But beside this, the economic benefits of the 1799 homes we’ve been granted approval to build are highly significant both on a local and national level. In overall terms the approved schemes will support over 5,500 jobs and boost spend in local shops by over £47million*. Alongside this, we’ll plant around 4,000 trees and create over 150,000 m2 of public outdoor space.
“Despite these impressive figures, the huge benefits of new home building are often lost. I believe breaking down these headline numbers into more tangible local benefits could vastly improve the relationship between communities and developers.
“Taking Holborn Fields as an example, the approved Glatton Road development in Sawtry, we can look beyond the headline figures to demonstrate that the delivery of 340 new homes will contribute over £1.2million towards community infrastructure and public services, a boost of almost £9million toward spending in local shops, and support over 1000 jobs.*
“I’m proud of the huge benefits our schemes will deliver in the coming year and of how David and our wider team has responded to the growth challenge. We can certainly look forward to some exciting times ahead.”
*Figures based on Home Builders Federation economic footprint statistics