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How we help address the housing crisis

We’ve launched a new report into the impact our schemes make up and down the country.

Our new report shows the impact from a sample of 21 sites we recently delivered. The report reveals that across these sites we secured:

  • Planning permission for 2,955 new homes
  • 702 new affordable homes
  • £15.8 million in local planning contributions
  • Typical 37 weeks between planning permission and sale of site to a housebuilder
  • Partnerships with 10 different housebuilders
  • Two thirds of planning decisions at local level
  • New village greens, cycle paths, allotments, parks and play areas
  • More trees planted than removed
  • Enhanced biodiversity


/live/news/rsz_nick_1.jpgWell done Nick

Richborough’s Regional Director for the South East Nick Banks has successfully completed his MSc in International Real Estate and Planning at University College London.

This is a coveted programme run by UCL’s highly respected Bartlett School of Planning which in February 2019 was ranked number one in the world for architecture and the built environment (QS World University Rankings). Nick’s research project considered tensions within the revised NPPF and enduring policies of land constraint with a particular focus on how they are manifest in the political dimension of plan making.

Regarding his achievement Nick said: ‘Undertaking a part time MSc in parallel with my role at Richborough was one of the greatest challenges I have undertaken but was certainly the most rewarding. UCL is a fantastic institution and the course encompassed the ideal blend of commerciality and planning content to complement my professional experience.’








Driving housing delivery from larger sites

On the day of publication of Sir Oliver Letwin’s final review report, Lichfields released some initial findings from their own new research on the build out rates on large housing sites.

This updates their award-winning research report – Start to Finish – from November 2016, which won the RTPI Research Award and is a regular point of reference for plan-makers and inspectors in considering the realism of housing trajectories in local plans and five-year housing land supply statements.


Search our appeal database here

Use the link here to search and view a database of planning appeals logged across the whole of the UK. It includes a number of industry-wide appeal decisions as well as decisions made by the Secretary of State.


Regional Operating Map

Here’s our operational map showing territories and the team members designated to each one.  Please keep land opportunities coming!