Master Developer

Buckland Development Ltd is the Master Developer of Welborne Garden Village in Hampshire.  Our in-house team and specialist team of external consultants have been involved in the Councils “Welborne Plan” since its inception over 12 years ago, actively promoting a sustainable level of housing and supporting an approach based on lesson learnt from Garden  City developments as the guiding framework for the master planning . 

With the Welborne Plan formally adopted and our Outline Planning Application approved,  the project is starting to move from planning to delivery.  We are continuing to focus on turning the vision developed over the last decade into reality and endeavouring to create a long lasting, enduringly popular place to live, work and visit.

With Welborne, we have the opportunity to create an attractive and sustainable new community that will be designed with respect to its surroundings, be a benefit to the wider community and that will stand the test of time – something we can all genuinely be proud of.

Mark Thistlethwayte, Chairman of Buckland Development Ltd

As Master Developer with control  of all the land in-house, Buckland can take a comprehensive and “joined up” approach to delivery across the entire Welborne area.  The ability to adopt a patient perspective on financial returns shapes the approach to delivery at Welborne. Our affiliation with Buckland Capital Partners Ltd and Portchester Equity Ltd creates considerable opportunities to innovate beyond the norm – such as the funding and construction of a 48MW solar park which already provides sufficient renewable energy to the grid to power Welborne.

Contrary to the ‘typical’ developer approach, early investment is a key principle to Buckland.  We have committed some £100m to date – funding the consultant team, the Outline Planning Application and consultation together with significant land acquisitions in order to provide certainty for the project prior to planning.  Our investment will continue with contribution to infrastructure including £20m towards Junction 10 of the M27 together with early delivery of green infrastructure and community facilities alongside delivery of housing.