Heathrow Masterplan consultation

Publication Date: June 2019 Heathrow Consult on expansion Masterplan On June 18th 2019, Heathrow revealed its’ Masterplan for the construction of a third runway. Major consultation on proposals like these are not unusual. In fact, there was major consultation undertaken from January – March 2018, the results of which will have fed into the current proposals. The Masterplan consultation which …

Heathrow Expansion Legal Challenge Rejected

Published Date: May 2019 Heathrow Expansion Legal Challenge Rejected The High Court on 1st May 2019 rejected legal challenges against Heathrow Airport’s decades-long campaign to expand the aviation centre. The challenge was brought by local councils, residents, environmental charities and London Mayor Sadiq Khan after the House of Commons voted in favour of building the runway, approving transport secretary Chris …

Jonathan becomes Chartered

Published Date: November 2018 Our Jonathan becomes a Chartered Surveyor In November 2018, our Graduate Surveyor Jonathan Nesbitt successfully passed his Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), which is the final hurdle to become a Chartered Surveyor. He has also now successfully become an RICS Registered Valuer He started with us in 2017, having previously worked in Development Surveying and prior …

CPA Committee

Published Date: October 2018 Dan Knowles co-opted to Compulsory Purchase Association National Committee The Compulsory Purchase Association is a ‘Not for Profit’ member organisation which seeks to encourage and develop best practice within Compulsory Purchase and Compensation. It brings together and channels expertise in Compulsory Purchase and Compensation from professions such as Solicitors, Chartered Surveyors, Town Planners and Accountants. It …

Team crazy golf

Published Date: August 2018 Dinosaur Safari Crazy Golf At Sawyer Fielding, we take the service we provide very serious. However, we don’t always take ourselves seriously. On one of our team social events, we went to the Dinosaur Safari Crazy Golf centre in Borehamwood. The website advertises it as – “18 holes of action-packed adventure golf. Plenty of dinosaurs and …

Social Housing white paper

Published Date: August 2018 Social Housing White Paper In August 2018, Government launched it’s new Social Housing white paper. This document is a series of proposals that Government are consulting on. It is widely acknowledged that the lack of social housing is a significant part of the housing crisis. Not enough are built and of what there is, much is …

Conference presentation

Published Date: August 2018 Compulsory Purchase Association National Conference On 11th July 2018, the Compulsory Purchase Association (CPA) held their annual conference. The CPA is a member organisation consisting of professionals who work within the niche specialism of Compulsory Purchase. All of the Surveyors at Sawyer Fielding are members and dedicate all of their time to Compulsory Purchase. The Association …

Natasha becomes Chartered

Published Date: May 2018 Our Natasha becomes a Chartered Surveyor In May 2018, our Graduate Surveyor Natasha Lamptey successfully passed her Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), which is the final hurdle to become a Chartered Surveyor. She started with us in 2015 in her first job in property and with our support, successfully completed a Masters Degree in Real Estate …

Entering the Aylesbury

Published Date: May 2018 Now working on the Aylesbury Estate We are now representing homeowners on the Aylesbury Estate in Southwark, possibly the most hotly contested estate regeneration scheme in history. The various residents group active on the estate have between them done some sterling work in helping to support leaseholders. With some residents opposed to regeneration and some focused …

Internal promotion

Published Date: January 2018 Jessica Moss promotion to Office Manager As of 1st February 2018, our Office Administrator Jessica Moss was promoted to Office Manager. Jessica started only a year prior bringing 7 years of experience in office administration with her. Since joining she has taken on more responsibility, most recently adding Human Resources to her duties. Jessica’s attention to …

Our Natasha Lamptey gains an MSc

Published Date: October 2017 Congratulations Natasha Our Assistant Surveyor, Natasha Lamptey has successfully gained a Masters Degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Westminster, passing very comfortably. Natasha joined us in 2015 and began her Masters degree, funded and supported by Sawyer Fielding. She is also currently studying for her Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) with a view …

£4,000 Donation for Grenfell Tower

Published Date: June 2017 Our fourth Sawyer Fielding Gives Back Donation : £4,000 for Grenfell Tower On 14th June 2017, there was a horrific and devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, a high rise Council block on the Lancaster West Estate within the borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Some estimates have put the death toll at over 100. On 21st June …

Sheerwater Plans

Published Date: April 2017   Regeneration plans given go-ahead On 6th April 2017, Woking Council’s Cabinet approved the Council’s proposals to take forward the regeneration of the Sheerwater Estate.  Proposals had originally been bought forward by New Vision Homes, a Joint Venture between Pinnacle PSG and Balfour Beatty for the regeneration of the estate, at the request of Woking Council. …

Consultation to Mayor’s Estate plan

Published Date: March 2017 Good practice guide to Estate Regeneration (Homes for Londoners) Mayor London, Sadiq Khan has provided a draft good practice guide to estate regeneration and as part of the consultation exercise, has asked for written responses to it. The deadline of 14th March 2017 for responses has now passed. View the draft guide here In our opinion, …

Congratulations to our Louie

Published Date: January 2017 Louie becomes an RICS Registered Valuer In January 2018, our Senior Surveyor Louie Webb qualified as an RICS Registered Valuer. He previously qualified as an Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Louie has worked hard for his qualifications and at Sawyer Fielding, we are proud of his achievements. RICS qualifications are seen …

Heathrow third runway Compulsory Purchase

Published Date: October 2016   In October 2016, HM Government announced that they want to take forward proposals for a third runway at London Heathrow. To build the new runway, approximately 750 residential properties will need be demolished. Approximately a further 3750 residential property owners nearby will be offered the ability to sell under Compulsory Purchase terms. Sawyer Fielding are …

South Acton negotiations and phasing

Published Date: July 2016 Compulsory Purchase at South Acton   Nearly all of the properties in phase 7.1 have now reached negotiated settlements. On many of these, our involvement saw increased settlements of over £100,000. In phase 7.1 alone we were appointed by owners of 26 different properties. Across the entire estate, we are appointed by well over 50 properties …

West Hendon CPO

Published Date: January 2016 West Hendon Compulsory Purchase Order Confirmed On Thursday 12th November 2015, the London Borough of Barnet (West Hendon Regeneration Area) Compulsory Purchase Order No 1 2014 was confirmed by the Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government. The Secretary of State agreed with the recommendations made by the Planning Inspector, Zoe Hill, who held the Inquiry …

Sheerwater Estate

Published Date: January 2016 Planning Application submitted on Sheerwater Estate On 13th November 2015, New Vision Homes submitted a planning application to Woking Council. Since approved, it grants permission for the development of up to 922 new residential units, a new community & youth centre, health centre and leisure centre amongst other uses. The development would be likely to be phased …

Join Our Team

Published Date: January 2016 Recruiting for Chartered Surveyors It has perhaps never been a more interesting time to work in Compulsory Purchase. Housing Estates across London are being regenerated, leaving more potential clients to represent than there has been in decades. Residents are facing a difficult challenge of navigating their way through compulsory purchase and securing financial settlements that are enough …

Brent Cross Public Inquiry

Published Date: January 2016 Whitefield Estate (Brent Cross, Cricklewood) Public Inquiry The Public Inquiry to assess whether or not London Borough of Barnet should secure Compulsory Purchase powers for the redevelopment of Brent Cross Shopping Centre and the Whitefield Estate began on Thursday 17th May 2016 and took a few weeks to conclude. This Public Inquiry heard representations by the acquiring authority (London …

Law Reform Comments

Published Date: January 2016 Housing and Planning Bill to reform Compulsory Purchase Law In December 2015, the final sitting of the Committee considering the Housing and Planning Bill took place. The Bill is wide-ranging, affecting a number of highly important and divisive issues such as ‘Pay to Stay’, the sale of high value Council housing and the ability for Housing …