Our Journey

Stuart and Mark spot a gap in the market. A delivery focussed development consultancy with a specialism in delivering for, and in collaboration with, public bodies. With a combined 20 years experience of working for Homes England/HCA/English Partnerships, there is a wealth of knowledge, experience, contacts and hard-won nous around the do’s and don’ts when it comes to delivering development with the public sector.

Whether this is directly commissioned by the public body, or acting for developers who need support in navigating the systems, protocols, rules and acronyms (together with experience of having been there and done that for the national housing agency), Stuart and Mark were confident there was a market for Hive’s services.

So Hive Land & Planning was launched in Spring 2018 and it’s been a fantastic journey so far…..

March 2018

Company Set Up

After nearly 10 years each at Homes England (HCA/EP), Stuart and Mark set up Hive

April 2018

First Garden Village appointment

Hive is appointed to advise Engine of the North (Cheshire East’s delivery vehicle) on Stewardship at the Garden Village @Handforth.

July 2018

First Garden Village appointment

Hive takes its first office premises in Salford. Pretty humble beginnings (4 desks and no windows)


February 2019

First Student Premises

One of Hive’s company values is to promote education and give opportunities for young people to grow into the profession.