Building tomorrow – creating sustainable communities

In an era marked by climate change and an ever-increasing awareness of environmental issues, sustainability has become a guiding principle for industries worldwide. As a property developer, we have responsibility to contribute to a greener future. When looking to create a more environmentally conscious tomorrow, there are key considerations. Location and design: laying the foundation … Continued

Pitching in to build community links

The impact LW Developments makes in the community goes far beyond bricks and mortar. Creating a legacy from its buildings is just one way the business works to create lasting positive change. Our directors are also the owners of Cheshunt Football Club, with Dean Williamson its chairman, playing an active role in fostering community engagement … Continued

The economic benefits of development

LW Developments has been in the business for more than 40 years, witnessing first-hand how development can bring enduring prosperity to an area. While improving the quality of life for a community, development also fosters prosperity and Gross Value Added (GVA) on a much broader scale. Here we look at just some of the benefits … Continued

Realise the potential of your land

The end of one year and the start of a new one is often a time for making decisions, for looking ahead and planning changes. They may be small – like joining a gym or giving up smoking – or something on a larger scale … changing career, starting up a business or looking to … Continued

Decoding planning and property terminology

The planning and property industry is full of words and phrases that might be confusing to those not regularly buying, renting or selling land or property. There can be a lot to get your head around – complicated paperwork, lengthy contracts and unfamiliar language that everyone else around you seems to understand perfectly. Not sure … Continued

Environmental solutions needed to keep developments on track

New housing plans are being put under threat and impractical restraints placed on developers as nutrient neutrality becomes a growing issue. It is one of the biggest concerns in the home building industry at the moment and currently, nobody has been able to find a satisfactory solution. Nutrient neutrality originally hit the headlines in 2018 … Continued

The Levelling Up White Paper: A response from the property industry

The Government has recently announced a levelling up plan aimed at transforming the UK, spreading opportunity and prosperity to more areas and closing the national income gap. The Levelling Up White Paper, which includes 12 national, cross-societal missions to be achieved by 2030, represents a long-term plan to see nationwide disparities narrow in regard to … Continued

Planning permission approved for Cheshunt Sports Village

Hundreds of homes and a spectacular new football stadium will soon lay at the heart of a long-awaited new sports village at Cheshunt Football Club. After eight years in the planning process the green light was finally given in September 2021 for Cheshunt Sports Village when the council’s refusal was overturned in a public inquiry. … Continued

Queen’s speech will ‘shape the future of this country’

A leading property developer has praised the Queen for her “commitment to construction” post COVID in a recent speech she made at the State Opening of Parliament. LW Developments’ Dean Williamson has welcomed the monarch’s comments to the forthcoming Planning Bill, which aims to promote economic recovery and growth in response to the pandemic. “There … Continued

Spring Budget gives property market much needed short-term hope

  Among the barren economic wasteland that COVID-19 has left in its wake, a few small promising buds of growth are starting to penetrate the unpredictable property world. Back on March 1, with the vaccination rollout in full swing, Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled some positive changes in his Spring Budget. The stamp duty holiday extension … Continued