New recruit for CJH Land

Simon Parks with CJH Land directors Chris Glover (front) and Matthew Hiles (back)

Simon Parks has joined Flax-Bourton based land agents CJH Land.

Simon, who lives near Bristol, joins the company after fifteen years in the housing association sector.

He has been brought in to help CJH Land negotiate planning requirements which oblige developers to include a percentage of affordable housing in most new home schemes.

Director Matthew Hiles believes the appointment will increase CJH Land’s clout in the region even further. 

He comments: “Although the exact amount of affordable housing to be provided within new developments remains a hot topic, we believe it will remain a key issue on many sites for the foreseeable future.

“Simon will extend our expertise into the social housing element – whether it makes up ten, twenty or thirty per cent of the development.

“He understands how the sector works and also understands the variables that affect the values that can be created.”

Simon has spent a large part of his career working in senior positions for a number of well known housing associations in the region, most recently as Regional Head of Development for Sovereign Housing, and is confident his experience will stand him in good stead in his new role.

“I am also ideally placed to advise on development sites which might not prove suitable for the big housebuilders, but which might be just what housing associations could be looking for to deliver the kind of new homes that people on lower incomes want.”