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Inland Homes PLC
03 July 2017
 

 

3 July 2017

Inland Homes plc

 

Inland Homes sells interest in joint venture for £11 million

 

Inland Homes plc (AIM: INL) ("Inland Homes", "the Group" or the "Company"), the leading brownfield regeneration specialist and housebuilder with a focus on the South and South East of England, is pleased to announce the following updates:

 

·     The sale of its 50% interest in Aston Clinton, a green field site in Aylesbury for £11 million;

·     The signing of an option agreement for a 13 acre development site in Braintree, Essex.

 

Inland Homes, together with its 50% joint venture partner Europa Capital, has completed the sale of its site in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire for a total sum of £22 million with the Group's share being £11 million. Inland Homes recently achieved a resolution to grant planning consent for 400 residential units and 105,000 sq ft of retail, leisure and commercial space on the Greenfield site. Inland anticipates entering into an agreement to manage the development on behalf of the purchasers and expects to secure significant construction contracts to build out the consented development.

 

In a separate transaction, the Group has secured a 13.1 acre site in Cressing, near Braintree, Essex. The site and yard, which currently includes facilities for both commercial and industrial uses, has been identified in Braintree District Council's Local Plan as capable of providing up to 70 new homes.

 

Paul Brett, Land Director at Inland Homes, commented:

 

"To have agreed the sale of our joint venture site in Aston Clinton so quickly after we secured planning permission for the development for 400 homes on site is a strong endorsement not only of Inland's broader business strategy, but also of the team's expertise in stock selection and navigating the planning system. Further to this, we have realized the sale at a price that means our share of the proceeds is £ 0.5 million above the EPRA valuation attributed to this site at 31 December 2016.

 

"Combined with the previously announced sales of sites in West London, Farnborough and St. Albans, the second half of this year has seen a high level of significant and profitable activity across the business as we look to continue advancing our strategy and deliver both sites and completed developments in answer to the ongoing housing shortage in the UK. To this end, we have secured an option agreement on a 13.1 acre site in Cressing, Essex and will immediately set about realising the sites' potential by engaging with the key stakeholders. The addition of this site brings our strategic land bank total to 405 acres with the potential for up to 2,170 units."

 

Enquiries:

 

Inland Homes plc:

Tel: 44 (0) 1494 762450

Stephen Wicks, Chief Executive


Nishith Malde, Finance Director


Paul Brett, Land Director




Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (Nominated Adviser & Broker):

Tel: 44 (0) 20 7710 7600

David Arch



 



FTI Consulting (IR & Media Relations):

Tel: 44 (0)20 3727 1000

Dido Laurimore


Claire Turvey


Richard Gotla

Polly Warrack


 


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