Meet the Land Team

Longhurst Group's Land Team has a wealth of specialist knowledge, with dedicated land managers working alongside planning and technical colleagues.

Meet the Team

Longhurst Group's Land Team has a wealth of specialist knowledge, with dedicated land managers working alongside planning and technical colleagues.

The Land Team sources and acquires new sites for development across our operational area.

We are interested in a range of opportunities from joint ventures and private sale developments to fully affordable grant-funded schemes.

Thanks to the way we engage with local authorities and other public sector organisations, we will also consider complex and challenging sites at any stage of the planning cycle.

Our experienced team has planning and technical expertise and can swiftly convert new opportunities from initial site identification to legal completion.

David Stutting – Head of Land and Planning

David Stutting, Head of Land and Planning, Longhurst Group

David joined Longhurst in early 2017 and is responsible for managing the Land Team and ensuring delivery of a portfolio of new sites.

He is responsible for ensuring that planning applications are prepared to Longhurst Group requirements and submitted and progressed in a timely manner. David also oversees the technical diligence process and ensures a smooth transition of consented sites between the Land Team and Development and Sales.

Prior to joining Longhurst Group David worked in various land and planning roles for over 20 years with a variety of well known house builders. He has purchased both strategic and short-term land and has a good commercial understanding of the development process. He has brought together a team with a wealth of knowledge and experience across land, planning and technical disciplines.

David has a degree in Residential Development as well as qualifications in Civil Engineering.

Areas covered

Nottinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.

Ivor Beamon MRICS – Senior Land Manager

Ivor Beamon – Senior Land Manager, Longhurst Group

Ivor has worked for Longhurst Group since March 2020 and is responsible for identifying and purchasing new sites in the south and east of the Group’s operating area.

For over 35 years Ivor has held project management and director positions with a number of developers and organisations across a wide area of the UK.

He has successfully delivered a number of high profile residential-led schemes including Greenwich Millennium Village. Ivor also has experience dealing directly with leading politicians and industry figures to aid the smooth delivery of schemes.

As well as extensive experience with land acquisition, Ivor has a detailed understanding of technical, planning and delivery models. This knowledge is essential for the successful completion of residential and mixed-use sites.

Areas covered

Nottinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.

Rachel Buswell – Land Manager

Rachel Buswell – Land Manager

Rachel began her career with Longhurst Group in 2007 as a Development Officer, and worked in a wide variety of development roles within the Group before joining the Land Team in 2018.

This all-round experience has provided her with a full understanding of the development process. Rachel uses this to her advantage in bringing forward new development sites.

Rachel’s principle role is identifying and purchasing sites in the south and east of the operating area, drawing on her wide range of skills in land, planning, technical and project coordination.

Since joining the Team as Land Manager, Rachel has delivered some challenging sites, successfully overcoming a wide variety of planning and technical obstacles.

Rachel holds a Masters' Degree in Business Computing and a Degree in Business and Management.

Areas covered

Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

Michael Temple – Land Manager

Michael Temple – Land Manager, Longhurst Group

Michael joined Longhurst Group in 2019, from a respected regional house builder where he held a similar role in land management, utilising his planning knowledge and experience.

He is responsible for identifying and acquiring new land opportunities across the Group’s northern operating area.

Michael project manages land opportunities from identification through to acquisition. He is also responsible for overseeing the planning application process, which involves managing a variety of external consultants and stakeholders.

Michael holds a Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Town Planning and a Masters' Degree in Environmental Management.

Areas covered

 Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire

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