“As a landowner, there’s always the risk that when you take out an option with a developer that they’ll not proactively promote it. However, I’m very pleased with how we’ve been represented by Bargate Homes, right from the start, they have acted in a very professional manner, been in constant contact, actively promoting my land through to a positive conclusion. I could have gone to any developer but my wife and I wanted someone who was more relevant locally.

We value Bargate Homes’ local knowledge and interest in making developments in Hampshire work – not something I feel you’d get with a national housebuilder.

It was important to us that we had someone who was sympathetic to the location as well as stylish designers.

We bought our land 12 years ago and being on a village boundary we knew it had potential. We didn’t have the time ourselves so we chose Bargate to present it in the best possible light.

They were very honest and transparent form the start and ticked all the boxes. They entered us into the SHLAA (Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment) process and our land was selected as a development site by Winchester City Council as part of a government initiative.

Bargate made sure we fully understood the procedure.

We’ve never done anything like this before; although I’ve always believed the old adage “buy land – they’ve stopped making it”.

Would I do it again? Absolutely. Would I choose Bargate Homes again? Absolutely!”

STEVE WHITE – LAND OWNER, FOREST ROAD