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The latest from Reside Developments.

The company started life as a bespoke housebuilder creating a number of award-winning developments. As the planning system changed and its expertise grew the company has, for the last 10 years focused on promoting and delivering strategic sites in partnership with landowners across the southeast. The change in work habitat has resulted with a robust portfolio of nearly 30 sites, which will deliver over 2,000 homes. The Reside Group has always been keen to support a number of charities and local community projects and is delighted this work will continue, whether it's by giving its time and experience to a project, such as the Scout Hut refurbishment, or by raising funds through a charity focused event like the annual golf day.  Suffice to say the 7,300 days in business have gone very quickly and the intention is to enjoy every moment of the 2024 celebrations and revel in the glory of surviving the planning system.  Thank you so much for your support.

Having retired in 2018 from the Reside Group as Richard and Brett's right-hand lady Sandra Gordon has been as busy as ever, this time crafting her first novel titled Teddy, Bishopstone Station's Bear.  The book is centred on a true story of a Teddy Bear that has been locked in a parcel office at a railway station for 30 years and missed by his small owner who thought he'd never see him again. The book has been written to help raise funds for the transformation of the old parcel office into a community hub, which is how Teddy and his owner Guy were reunited.  All the proceeds from the sale of Sandra's book are being donated equally between the Friends of Bishopstone Station and the Brain Tumour Charity, the disease Guy sadly died from in 2022.  The book is an excellent bedtime story for children and equally as enjoyable and engaging for adults - available from Amazon at just £6.99 this book is definitely one for the Christmas sacks and also any school library.  

Reside has promoted two of its youngest team members, Fay Goodson and Luke Bargman from senior roles to Planning Manager and Land Manager.  The promotions come in the wake of some very challenging planning and land acquisition deals, which saw the dynamic pair draw upon all their professional skills to bring about a very successful outcome.  Joint Managing Director Richard West commented, “Fay and Luke have developed their skill sets and communications enormously since they’ve been part of the Reside team.  I’m particularly delighted to see Fay taking on a sole lead for Reside and, I’m equally as happy with Luke’s tactical land buying and overall progress, and his performances on and off the rugby pitch!”

We are happy to announce that Reside Developments is one of the main sponsors of the 2022 Surrey Property Awards and Gala Dinner.

We are delighted to be associated with this prestigious awards event and are looking forward to joining over 450 guests from across the property spectrum on 24th November for a superb evening and some entertaining anecdotes from rugby legend Martin Bayfield.

As the 72 players gathered at Slinfold Golf Club for the Reside Charity Golf Day spirits were high, but sadly the rain clouds were low with something akin to monsoon conditions greeting the players.  But the hardy group took it all in their stride as they went into battle armed with their 'Mulligan Tokens', umbrellas and waterproofs ready to raise money for Shooting Stars Children's Hospices.  And, back at the clubhouse some 4 hours later and after the sun had made a very welcome appearance, the overall winners were Macar Developments and Paul Basham Associates who had joined forces to win the team competition. Matt Wilson, Sigma Homes and Sam Dutton, Searls Land were announced as winners of the longest drive competitions, with Craig Burton, PDT Solicitors the nearest the pin winner. Declared by all those who attended as a truly brilliant and fun day, the event raised a staggering £12,000 for Shooting Stars Children's Hospices through the various competitions, silent auction and entry fees. Reside would like to thank everyone for their support, encouragement and tenacity and look forward to welcoming you back next year.  Well done everyone and thank you.

Part of a three-man team Resides Planning Director, Andrew Munton joins forces with Iain Painting, Stantec and Simon Potts, A2 Dominion for the most gruelling of cycle challenges, the epic Lands End to John O'Groats ride, also known as LEJOG. A distance of just under 1000 miles and a total climb of nearly 13,000 metres Andrew and his two fellow team mates will start their challenge on 23rd June and finish 9 days later on 1st July in bonny Scotland.  By their own admission this cycle challenge is going to test their endurance, camaraderie, mental and physical agility, but the trio are determined to raise money for the Evelina Children's Hospice. Please visit to make a donation - thank you so much.  Photos and an update will be posted to the Reside website after 1st July 2022.

Reside Group is now certified as Carbon Neutral

In 2021 the Reside Group decided it needed to improve the sustainability of its business and headed for certification to become Carbon Neutral from 2022 onwards.  The business is now delighted to announce that by significantly reducing its carbon footprint, together with offsetting its reduced footprint through investing in sustainably managed woodland, that Carbon Neutral status has been achieved. In the UK, businesses account for over 85% of total Greenhouse Gas emissions - making corporate action the number one priority in helping to reduce climate change. Reside engaged with 'Carbon Neutral Britain' to measure and offset its organisation’s total emissions with the certification demonstrating that it has become a Carbon Neutral enterprise. Reside has also committed to year-on-year reductions to become 'Carbon Negative' by 2023 and are already identifying specific actions that will provide this. Further changes in subsequent years will allow the company to be even more 'Carbon Negative' through its continued actions towards: cycling/walking and car sharing, where possible to and from the workplace, waste reduction, tree planting and enhancements to technology infrastructure to allow flexible working patterns and work from home.

He's probably one of the fittest members of the Reside team, and bordering on being the most crazy.  Yes it's Tim Vincent who is donning his lycra and preparing to pedal his trusty bike from Putney to Guildford, via France in support of the halow250 challenge.  By his own admission he knows this cycle ride, which covers 250 miles in just 48 hours, is going to test his mental and physical agility, but if anyone can complete this epic challenge we know it will be you Tim.  The cycle ride takes place from 29th April and finishes in Guildford on Sunday 1st May 2022, please support Tim if you can

The Reside Developments team can often be found on a rugby pitch or golf course, so when the opportunity to support and encourage young people to get involved in sport arises the company is more than happy to pitch in. For the coming season Reside is delighted to support the Broadbridge Heath Under 14’s Football Team, not just with much needed sponsorship for the 2021/2022 season, but also support from the stands!

Reside Developments was delighted to be one of the main sponsors for the 2021 Surrey Property Awards and Gala Dinner on 25th November, which is the region's most prestigious property event.  Hosted by the very talented Gyles Brandreth with compere Sarah Gobran, co-founder and producer of the Guildford Shakespeare Company, over 450 guests from across the county enjoyed what is being heralded as the best ever awards event.  Visit to see the award winners and view the film from week commencing 13th December.

Reside is delighted to announce that Planning Director, Andrew Munton is to Chair the 2021 Surrey Development and Surrey Future Conference on 25th November.  The conference will focus on the planning and development issues that Surrey faces and aims to harness some joined up thinking between developers and local authorities to ensure Surrey County Council's masterplan is met successfully.   The conference will take place at the Harbour Hotel in Guildford and is sponsored by Savills and Cratus.

The search continues for land opportunities, we have a proven track record of successful planning gains and through the land assessment process, aim to maximise values.  Click here to contact our team of experts.

Reside on a mission.....

Reside continue to look for strategic sites in the south-east, why not contact our land and planning experts to unlock your land’s potential

Eastergate purchase complete

Reside Developments are happy to announce that we have completed the purchase of our site in Eastergate for 42 units which will be delivered in partnership with Sovereign Homes. 


A huge thank you to everyone involved.

Record breaking Reside

Reside Developments have recently submitted three planning applications in as many days for sites in: Thakeham, Southwater and Billingshurst - the largest number of applications the business has ever submitted in one go. An outstanding achievement by the team, in particularly tough times.

Further planning applications are currently running for sites in: Eastergate, Funtley and Partridge Green, and in the next few days these sites will be joined by another application for our site in Loxwood.  

Reside wishes you all a very happy Christmas

Instead of Christmas cards this year, Reside have donated to our local food bank, a very worthy cause in such hard times. Here’s Santa….I mean, Brett loading up the Reside wagon ready for drop off! Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous 2021.


Reside goes to Twickenham

The highly anticipated England vs Ireland game is taking place on Saturday 21 November, at the home of English rugby, Twickenham.

Sadly, like all sports there will be no spectators. However, the RFU has launched its 'club shirt' initiative whereby the stadium seats will display a shirt from every club in England.

The RFU have agreed to place the Cranleigh shirt close to the singer of the national anthem before the start of the match. We're sure we don't have to encourage you to watch the game, but in further support of Cranleigh RFC, Reside will donate £10 to the club for every photo taken of your TV screen that captures the shirt and is posted to our Twitter or Facebook page.


We are delighted to announce that our development in Walton on the Hill, Frith Park has won its third award, this time the Highly Commended accolade in the 2020 Evening Standard New Homes Award, Best Small Development category.

Catch up on all things Reside

During these difficult times when there isn't much to celebrate we, at the Reside Group, believe it's more important than ever to focus on our amazing team and share our successes and some of the fun things we have been involved with.  Click here to read our latest newsletter which includes articles about recent planning projects, another exciting award win, charity support and officially welcomes our new employees to the company.

Reside Welcomes Fay

A huge welcome to Fay Goodson, the newest addition to the Reside team  who joins the company as  Senior Planner working alongside Planning Director Andrew Munton. 


Fay studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Portsmouth and previously worked for DMH Stallard and Nexus Planning.

We look forward to working with Fay on the exciting planning projects that are coming up.

Reside Returns to the Office

The spring and summer of 2020 will be one we will not easily forget. Like many businesses during this time, the safety of our employees and clients was at the forefront of our minds when deciding on a date to return to the office. Having worked hard to ensure all the appropriate Covid changes were made to our newly refurbished and extended office, we were absolutely delighted to welcome back the full Reside team on 7th September. The plentiful summer sunshine has certainly energised us all and our land and planning teams in particular are busier than ever. We never actually closed the doors for business, but now more than ever Reside Developments is well and truly open for business.  We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you, in person, soon.

Team Reside's 2.6 Challenge

True to form the Reside team are always ready and very willing to be involved with charity challenges.  In place of the 2020 London Marathon the 2.6 challenge was set-up and there was no shortage of participants from the team and their families. We had running, climbing, ping pong, trampoline, press-ups, cartwheels, football, rugby, dog tricks, bike rides, eating, golf and beer pong - sans beer! 


We are so delighted to confirm that our joint effort raised £960 for 'halow project', a local Guildford charity committed to helping young people with learning difficulties.

Reside Welcomes Lucy

The Reside Admin Team are thrilled to welcome Lucy Williamson.

 After several years working in London, first in the hospitality industry and then in recruitment, Lucy decided to join her family in Tanzania, where she worked for a high-end tourism and conservation organisation.

Lucy brings a wealth of experience with her and working alongside Elaine and Toni, the Land and Planning teams are in safe hands.

Best New Apartment Scheme & Best Interior Design

We are delighted to win the Surrey Property Awards "Best New Apartment Scheme” for Frith Park.

Frith Park also took away the award for  “Best New Homes Interior Design”.

Luke's Movember Challenge

Land Buyer Luke is basing his Movember look on Burt Reynolds to raise awareness for @ProstateUK with his Cranleigh Rugby Club team mates.


Click to sponsor Luke’s moustache!  

Frith Park features on Channel 4's Location, Location, Location

Phil Spencer, on “Location, Location, Location” talking about one of the 4 bed houses at our development at Frith Park which is up for “Best New Homes Development Over 13 Units” at the prestigious Surrey Property Awards in November.


Vote here

Reside Developments & Savills take on DIY Challenge for Lewes Scout Hut

On Wednesday 9th October, Reside & the Savills South East Development team undertook the monumental task of restoring the 6th Lewes Group Scout Hut.  The Hut suffered serious damage after a night of mindless vandalism and ever since, the Scouts and other community groups that use the Hut have had a nomadic existence.


We cannot thank everyone enough for their time, effort and kind donations whilst refurbishing the Scout Hut.  We are very proud of everyone’s efforts, team work and positive attitude on getting the hut safe and ready for the children.

Sponsorship Deal Secured with Horsham Football Club

Following its work with Horsham Football Club on successfully securing planning permission for their new stadium, Reside continues its relationship with the Club through pitch banner and football kit sponsorship. The Hornets have kicked off the season in great style and Reside will be supporting them every step of the way! 

Tour de Challengers

Full of enthusiasm for cycling and  in order to help Challengers with their charity fundraising quest Richard, Tim and Andrew took to the saddle and pedalled a combined 26.5km's  on static bikes during their 15 minute slot - a major contribution for the 523km London to Paris cycle fundraiser!

Talented Cranleigh Rugby Player Joins Reside

Managing Director, Richard West has always had an enduring passion for rugby and one of the more able young players he coached at Cranleigh RFC was Luke Bargman who, following a very successful period of work experience, has recently joined the Reside team as Assistant Land Buyer. Continuing its close relationship with Cranleigh RFC, Reside Developments has agreed to sponsor the club, so in addition to working with his former mentor and coach, Luke who now plays for Cranleigh 1st XV will be taking to the field in a shirt displaying his new employer’s logo!

Continuing its close relationship with Cranleigh RFC

Reside Developments is delighted to be sponsoring the club this year and looking forward to seeing the Club continue to go from strength to strength.

Whether they're running, cycling, climbing, walking or playing a round of golf, the Reside Developments’ team always has support for charities, both local and international, in mind

Their 2017 activities culminated with an eye-watering donation of £23,900 to the charity, Sightsavers, which works in some of the poorest countries in the world to eliminate avoidable blindness.

Reside and their guests enjoyed an evening at Portsmouth Guildhall, attending the Property & Construction Awards and Gala Dinner in the company of football legend Matt Le Tissier.

Image: Len Boyd of Close Brothers with Brett Hamblin.

Frith Park Autumn Newsletter

The latest news on the development.

A 100km non-stop endurance walk from Esher RFC to Brighton Pier was the challenge for Reside staff, colleagues and friends to raise funds for the Animal Cancer Trust.

A total of 15 people started the walk and a further 25 joined at various points along the way raising over £6,000 for the charity.

Brett and Richard joined Robin Lucas for a day’s racing at Cowes week.

...and finished 2nd in class! 

Robin Lucas has joined Reside as a Non-executive Director.

Robin is Chairman of Lucas Fettes & Partners and his specific area of expertise is Professional Indemnity Insurance. Click here for more information.

Supporting Naomi House and Jacksplace children’s hospices.

Reside Developments attended the Property & Construction Gala Dinner at The Guildhall in Portsmouth. The event was thoroughly enjoyed by all with the highlight being the after dinner speech by ex-Rugby International Martin Bayfield.

The Guildford Design Awards.

Reside was very proud to win Best Restoration and Conversion for The Bellairs Apartments in Guildford. The company was commended for its well designed and sympathetic conversion of the former home of the Guildford School of Acting into 11 luxury apartments.

SAS Survival Day.

Putting together a team of 10 hardy volunteers was an easy task for Reside - clients and work colleagues were queuing up to take part in this very unique, ‘once in a lifetime’ experience.  The specially selected Reside task force were taken to a remote and secret location to spend a full day with ex-SAS member Mark Langridge. With a Military Cross, an artic expedition and 27 years in the special forces under his belt, Mark took the team through their paces in a series of physically demanding and mentally challenging survival tasks and techniques, including; essential survival skills....READ MORE

Reside responds to Oxfam Emergency Challenge to scoop place in the top 10.

On the 25th October Reside Developments were one of 54 teams to take part in the Oxfam Emergency Challenge, which was designed to simulate the situations Oxfam faces in times of crisis and disasters worldwide.  The Reside team undertook a gruelling 12 hours of demanding challenges, which included trading commodities, resources and medical aid, all against the clock and under pressure to make the right decisions and navigate the...READ MORE

Reside hosted a lunch at The Shard

...together with:  Martin Bird (White & Sons), Bob Shattock (Savills), Tim Searl (Searls Land), Stephen Edgar (GVA), Richard Plant (Stiles Harold Williams) and Ian Randall (Urban Green Developments).

Reside hosted a seven course lunch at The Chef’s Table at The Berkeley

Richard and Brett were joined by Richard Grassly, (RH & RW Cluttons), Ed James (Savills), Peter Gray (Coutts Bank), Tim Searl (Searls Land), Malcolm Heald and Ian Randall (Urban Green Developments).

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