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Andrew Jackson Solicitors helps long-standing clients with transformative plans

It’s been a great start to 2019 for two of Andrew Jackson’s long-standing clients – Atlas Leisure Homes Limited (Atlas) and York House Leisure (YHL).

Led by corporate partner, Nick Scott, we recently acted for the owners of Hull-based Atlas in their sale of the company to management.

Atlas has been a client of the firm for over 30 years and we are particularly delighted to have assisted Atlas’ shareholders in their exit.

Andrew Innes, commercial director of Atlas, said: “As we hand over the business that we have developed over the years and are so passionate about, it has been comforting to have received the expertise, advice and guidance from professional advisors including Andrew Jackson, who made us feel that they shared the same care and concern for the business that we do.”

Nick Scott added: “It was a pleasure to act for Andrew, Bruce and Barry in their sale and I wish them well for the future. It is great for the region to see such a magnificent entrepreneurial business succeed and be passed on to management who can continue its success in the future.”

We’re also delighted to share the news that our clients, York House Leisure (YHL), who run award-winning retirement and holiday parks across Yorkshire and Scotland, have had their plans to build a new retirement village unanimously approved by Selby District Council’s planning committee.

Led by agricultural and landed estates partner, Christopher Harrison, we advised YHL on the site acquisition, as Christopher explains: “We discovered a number of potential hurdles connected with the site’s historical use as an intensive mushroom farm.  The site, and the buildings on it, had fallen into a derelict state, worsened by repeated acts of vandalism and fly-tipping, which meant that it was only attractive to a client who could see beyond its current state and realise the development opportunity for the community of what is a well located and potentially attractive site.

“In order for us to feel satisfied that we could reach the point of contract exchange, we undertook in-depth negotiations with the seller’s solicitors, along with extensive environmental due diligence with invaluable input from property advisers GVA.”

Having been given the green light for its plans, the multi-million pound development at Gateforth Park will comprise 168 residential park homes, along with a reception building, shop and meeting area, public and private amenity space and a village green.

YHL will transform the 45-acre site into an environmentally-friendly park to include water features, lakes, and other measures aimed at enhancing biodiversity.

Christopher added: “We are absolutely delighted for our clients that their vision for Gateforth Park can now become a reality and we wish them every success with the development.”

For legal advice and help with business acquisitions, you can rely on our team to deliver the experienced guidance and support you need. You can get in touch with our friendly team by e-mailing or by calling 01482 325242

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