Manor Oak Homes is a multi-disciplined company that specialises in promotional agreements and option agreements for strategic land opportunities co-founded by John Briggs and William Main in 2010. Our belief in working on an open-book basis, building a strong relationship with clients, consultants, political bodies and industry contacts alike. We insist on working in a spirit of good faith, ensuring that we work in an environment of transparency and trust. We do not rely on a board, or the excuse of a board not to get things done, and will always pick up the phone at the first opportunity.

William Main, Managing Director

William Main MRICS since qualifying as a chartered surveyor has worked for a number of national and regional chartered surveyors. He was a partner of Howkins & Harrison chartered surveyors where he ran both the commercial team, the planning and development team and was one of four partners on the main management committee running the business.

In 2003, William left the partnership and became managing director of a small regional house builder increasing the turnover from £1.5 to £20 million over a three year period, building approximately 150 houses per annum. In 2010 William cofounded Manor Oak Homes and has since then directed the business towards residential strategic land, focusing predominately on the home counties.

His hobbies include country sports, five a side football and bridge.

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John Briggs, Director

John Briggs began farming in 1980 and has since developed his agricultural barns into a commercial property portfolio. He and his brother jointly sold some farmland with planning permission for residential development to David Wilson Homes.

Currently, he continues to farm as well as holding a significant financial and property portfolio. He cofounded Manor Oak Homes with William Main in 2010.

His hobbies include country sports, bridge and vintage car racing.


Oscar Briggs, Strategic Land Director

Oscar Briggs BA (Hons) joined Manor Oak Homes as a Strategic Land and Project Manager in 2014 alongside taking a degree in Business and Management. In 2017, Oscar joined Manor Oak Homes full time and is currently responsible for day-to-day project management and liaison with agents, landowners and specialist consultants.

His hobbies include country sports, tennis and chess.

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Find out more about maximising the value of your land


Current Projects

Manor Oak Homes are currently working with landowners by taking land through the complex and ever changing planning process, predominantly focusing on residential development we have the following schemes active.


For Sale

Manor Oak Homes has achieved highly valuable planning permission for the landowners on the following sites, maximising the financial benefit. These projects are now being offered with planning consent in the open market.

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White Lodge Farm

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Manor Oak Homes Ltd
White Lodge Farm
Telephone: 01604 781457

Our Current Projects in various stages of the planning process


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