Who We Are

We use our wealth of experience to help landowners across the UK make strategic land development decisions

Mactaggart & Mickel’s Strategic Land development team are experts in the delivery and promotion of strategic land and planning and we are committed to maximising land value for landowners.

Our team are specialists in strategic land development and planning across the UK. We work with local authorities and other stakeholders to progress and promote land through the planning system and deliver the best outcome.

Our Head of Strategic Land Ken Hopkins, South West Regional Manager Nevin Holden, South West Senior Strategic Land Manager Tom Harris, South West Strategic Land Manager Michael Gooch, South East Senior Strategic Land Manager, Conor Roberts, South East Strategic Land Manager Nick Rennie and Senior Land Manager Scotland Bruce Hampton are the land and planning specialists helping landowners identify the right solutions for their land.


What We Do
  • £150m land sold in last 36 months
  • 75% planning success rate
  • 44 projects in the UK
  • over 4,000 plots identified in emerging allocations
  • over 3,600 acres of projects in development
  • At Mactaggart & Mickel, our long experience has forged an enviable reputation as a company you can trust.

    As a fourth-generation, family-owned company, Mactaggart & Mickel place a strong emphasis on the importance of traditional family values and developing strong relationships.

    Over the years, we have brought forward and moved forward thousands of acres of land through the planning process so landowners can realise the full potential of their property.


  • With every opportunity, our vastly experienced team work hard to ensure land possibilities successfully realised.

    We identify opportunities to unlock land’s potential and then use our expertise and experience to engage local communities and navigate a route through the ever-changing planning processes to the marketplace.

    Our track record on delivering positive outcomes for our clients is one we are proud of and as our reputation as a company that can be trusted grows, so does our extensive portfolio of land as landowners place their faith in Mactaggart & Mickel.

Our Heritage

Mactaggart & Mickel are an award-winning group of companies operating in the UK construction industry. Established as a luxury housebuilding company in Scotland in 1925, Mactaggart & Mickel have diversified over the years and the Group now includes seven divisions: Homes, Timber Systems, Investments, Strategic Land Development, Commercial Property, Lettings and Contracts.


  • 2021

    Tom Harris joins strategic land team

    Tom joined the Cheltenham based South West team in November 2021, following a previous role as Head of Land & Partnerships at the Jehu Group.

    He is responsible for identifying new strategic land opportunities in the South West and steering them through the planning process.

    Born and raised in Wales, Tom offers expert knowledge of the development market in the West and South West. He likes to take a friendly, collaborative and ambitious approach to tackling challenges and is dedicated to delivering much-needed homes across the region.

    A chartered planning and development surveyor, Tom also brings experience of the affordable housing sector which he gained after a degree in Land Management from the University of Reading.

    He is an avid football fan and player, and is proud to have scored twice at Cardiff City Stadium, the home of Welsh football. Tom is also a keen golfer in his spare time.

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    Michael Gooch has joined the company as Strategic Land Manager South West

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    Nick Rennie has joined the company as Strategic Land Manager South East

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  • 5 Merchant Square exterior - Strategic Land Headquarters

    Mactaggart & Mickel open offices in London, where the South East Region is based

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    Conor Roberts joins Mactaggart & Mickel’s English Strategic Land team, setting up the South East Region

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  • Mactaggart & Mickel reception

    Mactaggart & Mickel Strategic Land opens its first office in England, located in Cheltenham, where the South West Region is based

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    Nevin Holden joins Mactaggart & Mickel Strategic Land to manage and expand the South West Region

  • Mactaggart & Mickel development

    First land sale to top-ranked UK PLC Housebuilder

  • Shavington strategic land development plan

    First Planning Permission is obtained at Newcastle Road, Shavington

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    First Planning Promotion Agreement (PPA) is signed at Newcastle Road, Shavington

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    Mactaggart & Mickel Strategic Land is established with the appointment of Ken Hopkins

  • 19-07-2022

    Strategic land team welcomes guests to The Open

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  • 08-07-2022

    Mactaggart & Mickel wins deal to promote 30-acre site in Cricklade, Wiltshire

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