‘I first came across Charlcombe Homes in 2009 in connection with land that I own at Lansdown, Bath. We came to an arrangement for them to apply for planning consent for five houses, which they did extremely professionally, resulting in permission being granted under delegated authority. This led to a further arrangement, on a joint venture basis, for Charlcombe to develop the site, which they are currently doing. I have found them to be straightforward and open in our dealings and flexible in tailoring arrangements to suit my particular requirements. Both parties now look forward to the conclusion of the development in 2015 to our mutual benefit.’

Tony Billett
Landowner, Oakdene

‘I was recommended to Charlcombe Homes by a friend of mine in the property business and worked with Alastair Gibson over several years with a view to developing my land on Lansdown. Eighty per cent of our negotiations were on the basis of a gentleman’s agreement and on the understanding that we were both negotiating in good faith. The deal took a few years in the planning since neither of us were in an especial hurry. At every stage I found Alastair, whose world of property is not renowned for the integrity of those who work in it, to be straightforward, direct and honest – the most desired and consequently relatively rare qualities necessary when large sums of money are at stake. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him to any landowner contemplating the possible development of their land.

Robin Gedye
Landowner, Crownhill

‘I was introduced to Alastair Gibson of Charlcombe Homes by a local Estate Agent. At that time we had planning consent for two new houses on our land. Alastair carried out a feasibility study with his professional team and said that he thought he could get consent for four houses, which would result in our getting a higher value.

They then prepared and submitted a very thorough and professional planning application package, at their cost and risk. It was approved in just over eight weeks, which is testament to their understanding of the planning process, and vision for the site. They kept us fully informed throughout the process, inviting us to attend team meetings if we wanted to, and we found them very open and straightforward to deal with. The arrangement that we came to with them was balanced and fair and we are very happy with the result.’

Vida Humphreys
Lansdown Ridge

‘I have dealt with Charlcombe Homes over quite a few years and I have always found their approach to be very professional, open and straightforward. I therefore have no hesitation in recommending them to clients with potential residential development land, especially as they have a very impressive track record in obtaining planning consents for sites in sensitive locations’

Raph Butt FRICS
Morris and Co, Bath

“We were interested to sell or develop a piece of land at the bottom of our garden. We were recommended to Alastair Gibson of Charlcombe Homes, by Bath’s largest estate agency. Naturally we had numerous concerns regarding the development of a new house, particularly in relationship to any impact it might have on our existing home and remaining land. I found Alastair extremely competent and very mindful of our concerns. He was extremely responsive and communicative all the way through the project and he delivered it on time. He and his construction team approached the whole project in a most professional manner and both my wife and I were delighted with the outcome.”

Brian and Sandy Joakim
Landowners, Richmond Heights, Bath

“Alastair Gibson was recommended to me by a friend, always the best recommendation! I would do likewise for others and have already done so on many occasions. He is one of the few honest brokers in the Construction business and I have no qualms in recommending his services.”

Cllr. Martin Veal
Member of B&NES Council for Bathavon North