Jonny Britton, LandTech's co founder with Built-ID's Savannah de Savary
LandTech's Jonny Britton and Built-ID's Savannah de Savary: This acquisition brings together two of the foremost technologies disrupting the planning space and highlights the growing requirement to put communities at the heart of the development process.

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LandTech acquires Built-ID - the PropTech accelerating planning approvals through the power of community engagement

LandTech, the proptech firm enabling property developers to identify, assess and fund off-market development opportunities, has acquired Built-ID, the company behind the market-leading community engagement platform, Give My View. This will result in faster planning approvals and improved harmony between developers and local communities.

Widely recognised for generating unparalleled levels of constructive community engagement in regeneration, renewable energy, and public sector schemes, Give My View, with clients including Transport for London, Legal & General, and Argent, will extend its reach into the housing development sector - as part of LandTech’s product ecosystem.

Boost to planning approval

LandTech’s clients will now have access to community engagement services provided by GiveMyView. This will enable faster planning permissions by effectively engaging with local communities and reflecting their input in development schemes before they are submitted for planning.

Place-making goals

Michael Gove’s speech in December 2023 reaffirmed that the Government aims to put neighbourhoods at the heart of place-making, with effective community engagement increasingly becoming a cornerstone of planning success. LandTech’s acquisition is a solution to this goal through its marriage of planning technology and community involvement.

Community, planning and development aligned

LandTech co-founder and former town planner, Jonny Britton, commented: “Our acquisition of Built-ID strengthens our goal of being the most widely utilised property appraisal and planning resource in the market. Engaging local citizens is an essential weapon in our armoury when it comes to aligning planning applications, local communities and developers.

“Our acquisition will allow GiveMyView to continue to support councils to put in place strong local plans and policies that are informed by robust democratic input. This provides certainty for developers, which helps make investment decisions easier while enabling more houses to get built.”

Why Built-ID

Britton further commented: “In our bid to include community sentiment into LandTech, Built-ID emerged as the best contender in terms of user interface, user experience and client feedback. We noted community respondents provided up to ten times as much data compared to competitor platforms.”

Built-ID was founded by Oxford University graduate and subsequent entrepreneur, Savannah de Savary. She previously managed NYC real estate development projects before founding the PropTech start-up, Built-ID at the age of 23. Having secured numerous industry accolades, Built-ID was featured as one of the PropTech companies changing real estate forever, and one of Forbes’ Groundbreaking Female Founded PropTech Startups.

2023: An exceptional year for LandTech

UK-homegrown LandTech expanded to the USA in early 2023. Furthermore, the company created a strategic partnership with property data firm, Hometrack - part of Zoopla, to utilise its data to deliver the latest capital and rental comparables within its product suite, further cementing its position as the best in-class solution for land identification and appraisal.

LandTech is utilised by the UK’s top ten housebuilders and more than two thousand property industry clients from architects, planners, government, local councils, commercial, power and residential developers.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by David Stoch .

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