Land & New Homes

Charles Lear & Co. has been synonymous with the sale of land for development and bespoke new homes in Cheltenham for many years. More recently, and since joining the company in 2012, Tom Hatcher has taken a leading role in the growth of this area of our business and together with the rest of the team, brings consistent success to our clients. Cheltenham is blessed with a wide variety of contemporary architecture designed and created by a number of local architects who we have close working relationships with. Charles Lear & Co. continues to be successful in the acquisition of land for development on behalf of many clients whose trust in our ability to achieve excellent results on the sale of their excellent homes is unwavering.

If you would like more information about the sale of land and new homes, please contact us

01242 222722


Hales Road, Cheltenham–Sold, subject to planning. C. £200,000.

We acted for the vendors on the sale of this potential residential development site which had been an overgrown area of garden for many years. Set back from the road and behind secure gates, the developers, who we introduced, achieved full planning consent for a contemporary single storey dwelling.

Manor Lane, Gotherington –Sold, subject to planning. C. £225,000.

Having acted for our clients historically, we secured a buyer, subject to obtaining full planning consent, at the guide price.

Two Hedges Road, Woodmancote–Sold with full planning consent. C. £225,000.

Our client secured full planning consent on a near 1/3 acre portion of their garden which enjoys access of a neighbouring no through road. Our clients subsequently benefited from a lower level of maintenance,allowing them to remain in their family home for a longer period of time. We introduced a buyer to this development site off market and confidentially.

Apperley, Tewkesbury–Sold with full planning consent. C. £260,000.

Having acted for the vendors many years ago on the sale of their family home, which once enjoyed the benefit of this land, our client’s secured planning consent for the erection of two dwellings with stunning views.

Ashford Road, Cheltenham – Purchased with full planning consent. C. £275,000.

Acting for the buyers on this occasion, we introduced our clients to this site confidentially via a contact in Guildford. Our clients then re-applied for consent to build three units, which has subsequently been approved.

Stratford Bridge Garage, Ripple, Tewkesbury - £575,000

A CIL free development site with full planning consent to erect three substantial detached houses overlooking neighbouring countryside. Our client owned the site for many years having run his own business from the premises before obtaining full planning consent.

Self-Builds at Shuthonger, Tewkesbury - £200,000-£225,000

Our client obtained full planning consent for four contemporary dwellings in the own gardens and grounds measuring approx. half an acre. We acted for the client in the disposal of each plot to private buyers who are in the process of building out their own properties.

Land at Orchard Road, Alderton - £50,000

Having been unsuccessful in obtaining planning consent on this c. 1 acre paddock, our client sold the land to a family who will enjoy the land over the coming years. We don't just sell land for building!


The Middle Yard,St. Luke’s. C. £375,000 each.

After a hugely successful open morning, we agreed sales at or in excess of the asking prices on all three of these beautifully appointed three bedroom homes, behind electric gates with off road parking,in the heart of St. Luke’s.

Greatfield Drive, Charlton Kings. C. £850,000 each.

We were fortunate enough to be acting for clients who designed and built two magnificent houses on a site formerly occupied by a rather uninspiring detached bungalow. Finished to exacting standards, the properties are now occupied by two young families.

Swindon Road, Cheltenham. C. £1,800,000.

Our client was building this block of 14 apartments when we approached him on behalf of a housing association who were looking to increase their private rental portfolio.

Sussex Mews, Harp Hill. C. £600,000.

Having purchased the site and sold a number of these beautiful family homes through another agent, our client instructed us to market the largest property on the site.

Kings Hollow, Charlton Kings. C. £550,000.

On the site previously occupied by ‘The Little Owl’, a public house, our client designed and built 10 four bedroom contemporary dwellings. Having set up a site office and agreed sales on many of the units themselves, we were instructed to sell the last remaining property.

All Saints Villas Road, Fairview. C. £625,000.

Charles Lear & Co. are looking forward to acting on the sale of three individual units presently under construction and due for completion in early 2019.

Painswick, Gloucestershire. C. £475,000-£565,000.

Having built a strong relationship with a relatively inexperienced local developer who has some outstanding and forward thinking ideas and designs, we were fortunate to be appointed his agent to sell the two properties created from the former Painswick Fire Station.

Hambrook Place, Charlton Kings. C. £700,000.

Converted from the old Ryeworth Inn, this stunning detached family home came with a new build guarantee and offered spectacular living accommodation.

Priory Villa, Priory Street - £1,500,000

Having purchased a number of garages with full planning consent through another agent, our client constructed one of the finest and most technologically innovative properties we have sold in recent years to exacting standards which the new owners are now enjoying. We went on to introduce the developer to their next site in Gloucestershire.

The Old Surgery, Prestbury - £425,000-£650,000

We introduced the developer to the site once planning consent had been granted for the erection of 6 contemporary dwellings in the heart of Prestbury. The developer then appointed us on the sale of this landmark site in one of Cheltenham's most popular areas.

Daneway House, Pittville - £1,100,000

Our client instructed us to act on a joint-sole agency basis with another local agent, with whom we enjoy and excellent relationship. This development was finished with exquisite taste with kitchens from the revered Abitalia, Cheltenham.

Leckhampton Road - £700,000

It's always a pleasure to sell properties for clients who show us the loyalty these developers do and this opportunity was no different. Two fine properties located on one of the town's most popular roads within walking distance of the new secondary school in Leckhampton.