Our Team


Pillar Land Securities is an innovative and forward-thinking investment and development company. Established in 2001, we have successfully delivered a wide range of projects across the south west of England and have built a reputation for delivering high quality, creative schemes and funding solutions across a broad range of sectors.

More recently the company has concentrated its efforts on looking at alternative strategies for funding models to deliver housing more suited to the communities they serve.


South Hams is noted for its beautiful rural and coastal landscape, 37.5% of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and 17.3% sits within Dartmoor National Park. This is reflected in the average house price of £330k which equates to more than 13 times the population’s average earnings.

In picturesque West Devon, over 55% of the district sits within Dartmoor National Park and almost 8% is designated as an AONB. Whilst the average house price is less than in neighbouring South Hams, it is still 10.7 times the typical person’s earnings such that, unfortunately, many homes are far out of the reach of the local residents.

After widespread public consultation the vision for both councils outline their commitment to their communities going forward both in terms of the people and the environment;

Supporting vibrant towns and villages and enhancing the quality of life for individuals and communities whilst conserving the natural environment.”


Tamar Housing Society was formed in late 1966 by local professionals, each with a strong commitment to serving the local community. Tamar now owns or manages approximately 600 homes across Plymouth, South Hams, West Devon, Cornwall and West Dorset.

Support is provided by a diverse Board of voluntary members who collectively have the qualities, experience and ability to provide skilled and professional leadership. Tamar works hard to create new initiatives for business development and more recently became the founding RP partner for Rentplus – the new delivery model for affordable rent to buy. Tamar believes that, more recently, the affordable housing sector has changed and that they and other RPs need to step up, shape up and adapt to face the challenges ahead.

Tamar Housing has already completed over 100 Rentplus homes in Plymouth, North Tawton, Sherborne, Wembury, Sparkwell and Plympton. Construction work continues to new homes at Hartley Gardens in Mannamead, Fairway Gardens in Sparkwell and Chilmark Glade in Shaftesbury.


Ashfords is a leading provider of legal and regulatory services throughout the UK. With offices in Plymouth, Exeter, Tiverton, Taunton, Bristol and London, Ashfords employ over 500 people.

They have a highly experienced real estate team that advises commercial and public bodies across the full range of real estate related specialisms. The team, which includes leading experts in the field of planning, construction and infrastructure, property litigation and commercial property, is renowned for work involving rural and urban strategic development projects and place making