Fully Funded

Land at Hinton St George, Somerset, TA178SL - Phase 1

Please note, for this project, pledges will be limited to a maximum of £0 until 10.05am. After 10.05am, you can create pledges larger than £0 or increase the size of your pre-existing pledge. This is subject to the project amount remaining which needs to be raised.

loan amount


interest paid*


funds pledged


number of investors


% of target pledged

Fully Funded

project type

New development

loan term

up to 18 months


1st charge

project phasing

1 of 5

total loan facility


floor area


rics valuation


cost of work


est. sales value (gdv)**


initial loan to value


loan to gdv


owed at exit to gdv***


strategy & vision

Hinton St George, Somerset, TA17 8SL is situated 4 miles north west of Crewkerne, 12 miles south west of Yeovil and 17 miles south east of Taunton.
Crewkerne Railway Station is based on the West of England mainline approx. 5 miles from Hinton St George with trains to Exeter (50 mins) and London Waterloo (2.5 hours).

Hinton St George is a popular and affluent South Somerset village with a population of circa 442 (2011 Census). The village includes a primary school, pub and village store.

The site is situated on the East side of the village and has been in the ownership of the same family for nearly 40 years. It is rectangular in shape with a level topography and totals approx. 1.02 acres. Access to the site is directly off Merriott Road a public highway. There is a private farmers right of way from Merriott Road through the site to access the rear field. The land is unencumbered and the borrowers have covered all planning and technical fees - circa £150,000 - from their own resources.

Planning consent was granted ref. no. 17/02545/FUL on 19th April, 2018 by South Somerset Council. A further application no. 18/01345/S73 has been lodged to vary internal layouts, window positions, the removal of car ports and minor external alterations. A decision is pending on these alterations.
The total no. of new units to be erected will be 10 ranging from 2 – 4 bedroom houses. There is no Affordable Houses required within the planning consent. Construction will be high quality traditional 2 storey, local “ham” stone elevations under pitched and hipped roofs.

The breakdown of the sizes of the houses are as follows:-

Plot No Description Area
Plot 1-3 3 x 2 bedroom house 811 sq ft each
Plot 4 1 x 4 bedroom house 1354 sq ft
Plot 5-6 2 x 3 bedroom house 1026 sq ft each
Plot 7 1 x 3 bedroom house 1018 sq ft
Plot 8 1 x 4 bedroom house 1231 sq ft
Plot 9 1 x 4 bedroom house 1246 sq ft
Plot 10 1 x 4 bedroom house 1331 sq ft
Total floor area: 10,665 sq ft (991 sq m)

CrowdProperty has agreed to lend the borrower £2,800,000 over 5 phased raises as follows:-

First phase raise of £455,000 on site value of £650,000 - RICS verified.
4 Subsequent raises of about £586,000 to fund the construction phase in months 3, 6, 9 and 12.
All phases will have the same loan expiry date being 18 months after commencement of the 1st phase.
All raises will have equal security by way of 1st charge on the land.

The initial sum transferred of £455,000 represents 70% LTV against a land value of £650,000 - RICS verified. Subsequent raises will be drawn by the borrower on reaching certain milestones during the construction phase and only once our IMS has inspected the works and verified there completion.
The build programme is estimated to be 48 weeks and the borrower expects to be on site at the end of September 2018.
Anticipated Loan to Value at expiry (inclu rolled up interest based on the above phased draw down) will remain at 70%.
RICS view on GDV is £4,345,000 for the completed development representing sales prices of £407psf.

Legal Completion of documentation and start of loan will be 10th August 2018.

exit strategy

Build out in one phase and sell

indicated return for your pledge



min. loan (6 months)



18 month loan



CrowdProperty Comments

Whilst this may be the borrowers 1st residential development scheme they have demonstrated their professional approach to bringing the site forward. They have built the Consulting team around them, secured a qualifying planning consent and are now moving into the construction phase of the development. They have spent over £150,000 of their own money on securing planning and addressing the technical fees.

Moreover their existing portfolio provides a quality and well run business.




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**Estimated Sales Value is more formally referred to as GDV - Gross Development Value
***Owed at exit to GDV is calculated as the total capital + any planned loan interest against the RICS GDV for the project. These figures do include subsequences on projects funding development costs during the course of the project.

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