Who We Are
Kodiak Land is a specialist Land Promoter delivering carefully designed small to medium sized developments throughout England.
Our expert team are from a range of backgrounds, from Local Authority to Development Consultancy. The team take time to consider every view point put to them, and where possible will try to accommodate the needs of both the new and existing residents in development proposals.
As a specialist Land Promoter we don’t build new homes but we do have entrusted and long-standing relationships with the majority of the National and Regional House Builders, this ensures all sites where we gain Planning Permission can be specifically marketed to the right developer for that area.
We are based in the Cheshire Market Town of Congleton, locally known as Bear Town.
The story goes that in the 1600’s the people of Congleton made the drastic decision to sell their Town Bible to buy a bear in a bid to raise money for the town; there is even a poem marking the occasion:
Sold the Bible
To buy a Bear
We really wanted to give the business a locally linked name and clearly the bear sprung to mind but which bear was a tough choice, luckily it just so happened that the best local beer is named after the Kodiak bear, we’re sure you can guess the rest…
After studying Quantity Surveying at Sheffield Hallam University and achieving first-class honours, Daniel joined Persimmon Homes in 2013 as a Graduate Land Negotiator; helping to secure both strategic and immediate land opportunities for their Northampton office.
Daniel is now responsible for securing strategic residential development opportunities across the country for Kodiak Land. He aims to work with the landowner throughout the process to ensure the best possible outcome for them.
Having acquired sites with planning consents from Promotors during his time at Persimmon, he is very much aware of maximising the value of the scheme ensuring that it appeals to a wide range of developers.
Outside of work Daniel enjoys travelling as well as participating in and watching a variety of sports. He has also previously been a part of Great Britain’s world class start programme for swimming.
Sam started his working life as a Project Manager, successfully managing the development of industrial and commercial schemes from start to finish.
For the last 5 years he has Project Managed a portfolio of strategic land sites throughout the country, successfully gaining multiple Planning Consents both at Planning Committees and through the Planning Appeal process.
With a vast experience of public consultation events Sam is well placed to uphold Kodiak’s community based ethos.
Outside of work Sam regularly takes part in motocross races and is a keen mountain biker with Polly often chasing his back wheel!
Tim has a long and distinguished 14 year career in planning mainly working for Local Planning Authorities from Kent to London and Yorkshire. Tim has been responsible for the processing of a varied caseload of planning applications all through his career focusing on major residential development. Tim has also worked on strategy projects for Robin Hood, Sheffield and Leeds Bradford Airports of all things!
After seeing the light 2 years ago, Tim started his new life in land promotion. As a Project Manager his roles include site appraisal and due diligence works prior to acquisition, identifying the scope of supporting information necessary to promote a site; the appointment and co-ordination of multidisciplinary external consultants and in-house expertise; financial control of projects; liaising with land owners, statutory authorities and other key stakeholders for the successful promotion of strategic housing land through the planning system.
Given Tim’s experience dealing with Local Authorities, Councillors, Parish Councils and Local Amenity Groups he is a perfect fit for Kodiak Land and their key aim of local community engagement.
Outside of work Tim enjoys spending time with his two young children, pursuing his hobby as a film buff, walking in the Pennine countryside and (as someone has to) supporting Sheffield United.
Lucy came to the planning profession from a previous life working with horses (she has a degree in Equine Studies and Business Management!) After re-training and becoming a professional member of the RTPI she worked in both local government and the private sector including GVA, Deloitte (formerly Drivers Jonas), Cotswold District Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.
She has provided professional planning advice to the private and public sector for several years and worked on a broad range of development projects focusing primarily on large scale housing and mixed use schemes. Lucy has considerable experience in all aspects of Development Management and Planning Policy and, in particular, major planning applications and appeals.
Lucy is a member of the RTPI and holds a PG Diploma in Town Planning from Birmingham City University. She is also a member of the Institute of Environmental Managers.
Outside of work Lucy enjoys travelling and is a keen skier and rider. She is also a qualified riding instructor.
John graduated from the University of Manchester in 2009 with a Master’s Degree in Town and Country Planning and became a Chartered Town Planner in 2014. He started out working for Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, gaining valuable experience in local plan making and the determination of planning applications.
Since then he has spent the last 4 years managing planning applications for residential development in sustainable locations. John has been heavily exposed to complexity of the planning system, working closely with local communities, local authorities, and other stakeholders to achieve a number of planning consents.
In his spare time, John enjoys visiting European cities and sampling the local beer and cuisine! He is also a proud supporter of Manchester City FC.
Having graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2013 with a Masters degree in Town & Regional Planning, Chris has spent much of the last three years working as a Graduate Planner, gaining experience of the preparation of residential planning applications and appeals. Chris qualified as a chartered town planner in June 2016.
Chris’ role covers all aspects of the residential planning promotion process, from the preparation of initial site appraisals, to the preparation of planning statements, to liaising with Local Planning Authorities and the community to gain planning permission.
In his spare time, Chris enjoys travelling the world, often on two wheels as a keen road and mountain cyclist.
Polly has been a member of the Kodiak team since the beginning where she performs the very important role of The Office Dog. Outside of work she enjoys long walks, travelling and is obsessed with social media.
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