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9th April 2019

AJ DEVELOPMENTS ARE delighted to be able to announce that we have recently acquired, and subsequently applied for planning permission on the land of The Sloop.

The pub, situated on Commercial Road in the heart of Poole sits on a sizeable plot with fantastic access routes for public transport; Ideally positioned on several major bus routes, and equidistant from both Poole and Parkstone Train Stations with a direct route into London Waterloo. Accessible on foot from Poole, Ashley Cross and Lilliput, Poole Park and the Park Cricket Ground are directly opposite.

Our proposal is for 77 much needed apartments. With the success of the surrounding buildings having done just this within the last 2 years, it is evident that a shortage of Build to Rent apartments, is apparent.

With mortgage finance tightening and large shifts in demographics for privately rented homes, the BTR sector is growing….rapidly!

In real terms, between 2017 and 2018, national earnings fell, whilst inflation continued to rise. Government changes to tax relief on Buy to Let mortgages unfortunately lessened, promoting purpose-built rental blocks. These apartments blocks are heavily service driven and boast professional management companies, much in line with other prospering countries around the globe.

This application is our largest submission to date, which amongst other schemes, is something we have been working towards achieving for the last two years. The growth of our teams, primarily hiring the best suited heads for driving our projects forwards, whilst focusing on systems improvements and operating efficiencies, has been catalytic to this growth.

With the correct infrastructure in place, you will see several more sizeable applications with our name on over the coming year. A very exciting time to be part of the AJ Group!

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