Land in St Albans earmarked for 150 new homes comes to market

October 11, 2022

Land earmarked for the development of more than 100 new homes in Hertfordshire has been brought to market.

The 12.95-acre site at Harpenden Road, St Albans, which has outline planning permission for up to 150 dwellings, is expected to attract significant interest from local and national housebuilders. 

Harpenden Road, St Albans

Andrew Wright, senior partner and head of land, planning and development at Kirkby Diamond, said: “This is a fantastic residential development site in an exceptional location at the city’s edge. Close to local schools, it has excellent connectivity and access to local services and community infrastructure

“The  land to the north and east of the site has been identified for residential development and may provide an opportunity for the purchaser to secure further land by separate agreement in due course.”

Site Plan

He added: “The residential market in St Albans is buoyant. Properties over the last year had an average overall price of £626,156, and detached properties achieved an average price of £959,754. Average house prices have increased 19.2% over the last year. The city is affluent and vibrant, and we confidently expect there to be significant interest from a range of housebuilders.”

For more information please contact Andrew Wright, Nathan Andrews or Alex Jenden on 01908 678800, or email

Kirkby Diamond is a full-service firm of chartered surveyors and property consultants. The company, with offices in Milton Keynes, Luton, Bedford and Borehamwood, works with local and national clients to offer a total solution to their surveying and commercial agency needs.

 Whether the requirement is from a developer or a land owner, Kirkby Diamond can help by providing detailed advice on issues such as land use appraisals, feasibility studies, planning applications, site assembly, disposals, land promotion and option agreements.

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