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If you are a land owner, agent or developer and have land to sell, Bewley Homes are the people to talk to.

  • Reputation in the industry for keeping our word
  • Well funded – £165m revolving credit facility from one main shareholder plus a sizeable RCF with Lloyds
  • Quick decision making and working to tight deadlines
  • Reputation for successful planning applications – means you get your money quicker
  • Award winning designed schemes
  • Clear honest communication throughout the process
  • Proud to create long lasting, sustainable communities as part of the Bewley Legacy
  • £150 million turnover per annum and growing year on year
  • In excess of 360 homes delivered per year

Fast and reliable

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Here when you need us

Meet our team

With over 100 years combined experience, the Bewley Homes land and planning team are passionate about every land deal. We look forward to hearing from you.

Geoff France

Land and Planning Director (East)
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Geoff France

Geoff France

Land and Planning Director (East)

Geoff is an experienced land and planning professional who has a good knowledge and proven track record of land acquisition and gaining planning permissions in the demanding environment of three major development companies operating in London and the south east. His experience ranges from developing large single houses to multi-unit schemes of houses and flats with elements of commercial.

Andrew Driscoll

Land Director (West)
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Andrew Driscoll

Andrew Driscoll

Land Director (West)

Andrew in a highly experienced Land Director with nearly 25 years of experience buying both short term and strategic land in the south west of England.

Having previously held senior positions privately owned and Plc house builders including Bloor, Crest Nicholson and Berkeley. He also headed the Group land team of a major Housing Association.

Andrew Says:- "The opportunity to join Bewley at this stage was too good to pass up. The company has a 30 year track record and has a reputation of building quality, new homes. I’ve been very impressed with the company’s ambition and direction."

Andrew Morris

Strategic Land Director
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Andrew Morris

Andrew Morris

Strategic Land Director

Andrew joined Bewley Homes in 1997 as Strategic Land and Planning Director. He has 30 years’ experience in planning and construction and is responsible for the provision of longer-term land, typically held under option or with more complex planning issues.

Tom Smailes

Planning Manager
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Tom Smailes

Tom Smailes

Planning Manager

I graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2000 with a BA (Hons) Planning and Environmental Policy and again in 2010 with an MSC in Spatial Planning. I achieved full RTPI accreditation in 2012. I began my career as a Planning Officer at the Environment Agency in 2000, before being employed as a Planning Policy Officer at SODC in 2006.

In 2007 I decided to make the jump from the public sector to private sector work and joined Kemp and Kemp Property Consultants as a Planner and then subsequently Senior Planner. I left Kemp and Kemp Property Consultants in 2013 and joined Linden Homes as Planning Manager until July 2019 at which point I joined Bewley Homes as Planning Manager.

Emily Corfield

Development Planner
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Emily Corfield

Emily Corfield

Development Planner

I started my career in planning in 2017 when I joined Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council as Assistant Planning Policy Officer. During my time in this role I completed an MSc in Spatial Planning and Development part-time. Upon completion of my MSc I was promoted to Planning Policy Officer where I continued to build my knowledge and interest in housing through work on Housing Delivery and Affordable Housing monitoring, Land Availability Assessments, Local and Neighbourhood Plan production, and supporting the Development Management process as a policy consultee on a variety of planning applications. I bring this experience and my passion for housing and development to my role at Bewley Homes.

We are recruiting

Land Manager
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We are recruiting

We are recruiting

Land Manager

Please email MariaP@bewley.co.uk for more information.

Joe Smith

Strategic Land Buyer
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Joe Smith

Joe Smith

Strategic Land Buyer

After obtaining a first class degree in Geography from the University of Portsmouth, Joe spent 4 years at one of the UK’s largest Strategic Promoters starting on their graduate scheme and progressing through to the land acquisitions team. Joe forms part of the Strategic Land Team here at Bewley and is responsible for the acquisition and promotion of land for residential development throughout the South East.

Maria Pouney

Land Secretary and PA
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Maria Pouney

Maria Pouney

Land Secretary and PA

Maria joined Bewley homes in March and comes with a wealth of experience and skills that she has gained through her management positions within Telecoms and most recently private schools. As the Land Team Secretary and PA Maria plays a crucial role within our team, assisting on all our projects and liaising with landowners and consultants.

Why choose Bewley?

We have a built a reputation in the market place for doing what we said we would do. It’s a simple, honest concept, which has allowed us to grow a successful sustainable business for 30 years. Our reputation amongst our peers, agents and land owners is of paramount importance which is why we are still open for business.

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"We found Bewley Homes very professional to work with"

Stephen Wicks

Chief Executive, Inland Homes

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"‘Clear strategy and patience’ for strategic land opportunity"

James Leaver, Landowner

Strategic land, Surrey

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“Transparent and credible…we hope to work with Bewley again”

James Trelfa

Director, Danscroft

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"Highly professional…Bewley knows how to overcome the planning obstacles"

Greg Smith

land owner, Hampshire

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Planning Projects

Ash Lodge Park

Ash, Guildford

  •  Ash Lodge Park, Ash, Guildford
  •  Proposed 2011
  •  482 new homes

Bewley Homes secured an Option on a 50 acre parcel of land at Ash in Surrey in 1998.  The site was promoted through the local plan review but did not get a realistic prospect of allocation until the local plan review in 2012, when the Council faced a serious shortfall in their housing numbers. The local residents group mounted a campaign to have the site allocated as a Town and Village Green provoking a 3 week Inquiry on the matter, but Bewley demonstrated that the site was not only an agricultural field that had no special protection, but that it also presented a beneficial opportunity for a much needed comprehensive development.  An application was approved by a majority vote at Full Council and granted planning permission in March 2014.  A subsequent Full Application for 482 dwellings was consented, together with a 24 Hectare country park providing SANG.

Land on the South West of Whitchurch

Bewley strategic Land secured options on the south west corner of Whitchurch and have promoted a series of developments to provide a comprehensive scheme.  The first parcel was developed in 2006 on a partly brownfield site and provided the Town with 60 houses with a new play area and provided a much needed access to the Whitchurch Cemetery.

The remaining land within the A34 bypass was promoted to the Basingstoke Local Plan and received an allocation for approximately 150 houses together with open space.  The land was in separate ownerships and has therefore been delivered in a phased manner of 83 homes from Bloswood Lane together with a kickabout play area, and a subsequent phase currently under construction for a further 90 homes.  These schemes were delivered through close coordination with the Town Council and local Ward members and will also provide a significant parkland setting for the Town.