Residential Development Site
The site is located in the village of Boxted, approximately 4 miles north of Colchester Town Centre. The village is characterised by linier development along Boxted Straight Road and Debden Road, with local vernacular comprising a mix of bungalows, 2 storey detached and semidetached housing. The site is opposite Boxted St Peters Primary School and is located on the outskirts of Dedham Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The village benefits from its close proximity to extensive retail and leisure services offered by Colchester, including employment opportunities and excellent transport connections. Junction 28 of the A12 is located approximately 3.5 miles to the south of the site, providing road links into London and East Anglia. Colchester Railway Station provides services directly to London Liverpool Street with journey times of approximately 48 minutes.
The site is broadly square in shape extending to approximately 4.7 acres (1.88 ha), comprising concrete hardstanding with scrubland located towards the southern boundary. Access is taken from Carters Hill which forms the eastern boundary. The remainder of the site is bounded by a residential property to the north, agricultural fields to the west and Boxted Straight Road to the south.
The site is situated within the Local Authority of Colchester Borough Council and benefits from Outline Planning Permission (Application no. 170997), granted for Outline planning application including details of access and layout for 36 residential dwellings, public open space, landscaping, new access and highways, associated and ancillary development on land at Hill Farm, with appearance, landscaping, layout and scale to be reserved matters.
The signed S106 Agreement requires 20% affordable housing provision, in addition to the following contributions totalling approximately £225,000:
- Community Facilities Contribution - Open Space Sport & Recreation Facilities Contribution
Further information in regards to all aspects of planning, along with a Planning Brief prepared by Strutt & Parker, can be found in the Data Room.
Prospective purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries with the relevant service providers. More information on the services and drainage strategy is provided in the Data Room.
The site is to be sold freehold, with vacant possession on completion. Full details are contained within the Title information on the Data Room.
Any guide price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that a sale or any part or right attached to it becomes chargeable for the purposes of VAT and as such, the tax shall be payable by the purchaser.
Easements, Wayleaves & Rights of Way
The land is offered subject to, and with the benefit or burden of all existing rights of way, wayleaves and easements, whether or not specifically referred to in these particulars.
Method of Sale
Strutt and Parker have instructions to place the property on the market with a view to selling it at the best consideration which can be achieved as a result of the marketing campaign. The vendors do not undertake to accept the highest or indeed any offer. Offers are sought on an Unconditional basis. Informal tenders should be sent to Boris.White@struttandparker.com and received by no later than 12 Noon, Friday 13th October 2017. Bidding guidance can be found on the Data Room.
Access to a Data Room containing all relevant sales particulars and a full suite of technical reports prepared as part of the planning application is available upon request.
Viewings should be arranged by prior appointment with the selling agents. Potential purchasers should note that Strutt & Parker, take no responsibility for any injury or accident at the property. Viewers and visitors of this property do so at their own risk.
For more information and appointments to inspect please contact:
Chelmsford Office Boris White E: Boris.White@struttandparker.com T: +44 (0) 1245 254658
James Marner E: James.Marner@struttandparker.com T: +44 (0) 1245 254649
London Office Simon Kibblewhite T: 020 7318 5177 E: Simon.Kibblewhite@struttandparker.com
This property has 4.7 acres of land.