Osborne Clarke Bristol team works with St Modwen on South Glos garden village scheme

January 12, 2018

A team from international legal practice Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office has advised urban regeneration company St Modwen on a planned 3,000-home development in South Gloucestershire.

St Modwen, in partnership with the Tortworth Estate, wants to develop Buckover Garden Village over 10 to 20 years. The scheme is likely to include a mix of housing and employment uses alongside health, education and community facilities, as well as transport and communications infrastructure, retail provision and green open spaces. 

The Osborne Clarke real estate team advising on the matter was led by partner David Powell, pictured, assisted by associate Julia Jolley and partner Tracey Wright on tax matters.  

The Buckover Garden Village scheme, on the outskirts of Thornbury, was successfully included as an allocated site in the emerging West of England Joint Spatial Strategy, which is being led by The West of England Authorities  - South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bristol City, Bath & North East Somerset.

It had faced opposition from residents concerned about congestion, rail links and the impact on the green belt.  

Real estate is one of Osborne Clarke’s core sectors. The firm is a recognised industry leader, providing a comprehensive lifecycle service and advising major organisations, ranging from developers and investors to property funds and corporate occupiers.

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