Enabling Housing Development at Ramside Hall, Durham

Any new development in the Green Belt around Durham will face difficulties.  Other consultants had told the owner of Ramside Hall had been told he had little chance of success when he wanted to apply for planning permission to build houses that would fund the expansion of Ramside Hall Hotel.

Working closely with the owner John Adamson, Steve Hesmondhalgh and Craig Stockley led the Project Team that successfully obtained planning permission for 34 new houses in the green belt countryside around Ramside Hall.  

Our work involved extensive negotiations with the Council planners.  While the project was complex the planners always made it clear they wanted to see new investment in County Durham and our good relationship with the Council was the key to the success of the project.  We worked alongside legal representatives in negotiating the complex section 106 agreement, overcoming a number of difficult constraints issues including ecology, archaeology and transport issues, overseeing financial and economic reports and finally representation at Committee.

Steve Hesmondhalgh & Associates LLP continue to advise John Adamson on the delivery of this exciting new development.

  • ''Without Steve's guidance throughout this process I simply do not believe we would have received permission''

    John Adamson


    Ramside Hall Estates

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