Residential development opportunity.
Greenfield residential development opportunity, allocated for development subject to planning permission
About 20.34 hectares (50.27 acres)
Available as a whole
Location Guardbridge is situated in north east Fife, south of the village of Leuchars and its former RAF base and close to the popular tourist centre of St Andrews. On the 1st April 2015 RAF Leuchars will transition to Army control.
Located on the St Andrews to Dundee (A919), and the St Andrews to Cupar (A91) key road corridors the village enjoys a waterfront location at the confluence of the Motray Water and the Eden Estuary. Leuchars train station (on the east coast mainline) is one mile to the north of Guardbridge.
The former Paper Mill was recently acquired by St Andrews University who are considering a variety of commercial uses for the buildings, including the expanding Eden Brewery.
The Site The site is located on the south western edge of Guardbridge, bordered to the south by the A91, to the west by Seggie Farm buildings and Seggie House, to the north by open agricultural land and the edge of Guardbridge and to the east by an area of open space and the eastern edge of Guardbridge.
The majority of the site is flat and level, enclosed within existing established mature woodland which is to be retained as part of any development proposal. There is an additional parcel of land to the north which falls to the north east. Agreement has been reached with the relevant owners for an access to be formed to the north connecting to the A919.
Planning The land is currently allocated in the adopted East Fife Local Plan for a phased residential development (Ref: GUA04) and amenity open space (Ref: GUA06). The emerging FIFEplan Local Development Plan identifies the whole site as a single allocation (Ref: GUA003 shown red) with the accompanying amenity open space area (Ref: GUA 005 shown green) and this change has been supported by the owners. The LDP identifies an estimated capacity for the site of some 350 houses, and requires a masterplan to be prepared by the developer for approval by Fife Council dealing with both the residential and amenity open space allocations. Sensitive design and layout is required to protect the setting of Seggie House and walled garden (C Listed). The existing woodland on the periphery of the site should be retained as far as possible and no development should be within 10 metres of it.
Development should capitalise on the sites existing green network status and establish new green space as an integral part of a strong green network through the site delivering an off road cycle route along the edge of the A91 through the existing woodland which will form part of a longer route connecting to Dairsie.
Developer contributions are identified in the LDP towards primary education, and affordable housing at 30% will be sought. Agreement has been reached with Fife Council regarding the delivery of the affordable housing.
Offers Interested parties are asked to confirm their interest in writing and will be notified in the event that a closing date is set for best offers.
Legal Costs Each party shall be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in this transaction although the purchaser will be responsible for any stamp duty, land tax and registration dues.
Viewings The site is visible from the public footpath running along the southern, eastern, northern and western boundaries. Should an accompanied viewing be required please contact the sole selling agents.
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