We are renowned experts in obtaining planning permission on greenfield land including agricultural, pasture and farmland and in realising the potential of derelict or under-performing sites and creating value for owners and investors.
Experts in converting land to financial assets
The system of town planning which has emerged in the UK over the last 20 years, is an increasingly challenging environment in which to realise successful results.
Muller enjoys an enviable reputation as land promoters. Success has been achieved through identifying land with future development potential, resolving site assembly, access, planning and technical issues in order to deliver land with development opportunity.
Often on land considered too difficult or even impossible by others to sell for development, the Group has produced significant results by achieving land allocations and planning approvals for employment, housing and community infrastructure.
Muller is constantly seeking new areas of land with potential for residential or commercial development and is efficient and skilled in the appraisal of greenfield opportunities, however ambitious or futuristic landowners believe their prospects may be.
It directly manages its own strategic land promotion and representation work as part of the local and regional planning process, which is undertaken entirely at its own cost and risk.
In-depth knowledge, expertise and long term partnerships enjoyed with industry professionals enables Muller to be recognised as a highly credible and reliable solution for realising the potential of land, through the securing of development land allocations, solving of technical issues and achievement of planning permissions.
Muller believes there is still significant demand for housing and employment land which cannot be met on brownfield sites and which will require the release of greenfield sites to meet such need.
Government and Local Authority ‘brownfield land first’ policies have been in place since the early 1990’s, and much of the historic, derelict and vacant land has come forward for development over the last 20 years.
“At the heart of the National Planning Policy Framework is a presumption in favour of sustainable development, which should be seen as a golden thread running through both plan- making and decision taking.”
The Government’s ‘National Planning Policy Framework’ published in 2012 set a new baseline for the promotion of sustainable development adjoining existing communities.
The Group continues to secure and promote an extensive portfolio of new areas of land, either by way of land option agreements with landowners or in joint venture partnership, or through land promotion agreements.