Residential Development Opportunity

Residential Development Opportunity.

• Site area of approximately 4.36 acres (1.76 ha).

• Outline planning permission for up to 67 residential dwellings and 4 retail units.

• 30% Affordable Housing.

• For sale by Informal Tender on an “unconditional” or “subject to planning” basis.

• Offers sought by 12 noon on Wednesday 17th July 2019.


The site is located in Witham, Essex. Witham is located approximately 5 miles south west of Braintree, 8 miles north east of Chelmsford and 35 miles north east of London. Witham is accessed via the A12 which runs north to south and the Cressing Road (B1080) which runs east to west. The A12 runs along the eastern boundary of the town and provides access to the East of England, London, and the M25. Witham Town train station offers a regular service to central London in 45 minutes and is situated approximately 1.7 miles from the site.

Witham town centre lies approximately 1.1 miles to the north east of the site and supports a variety of shops and bars, two supermarkets, two public halls and The Grove shopping centre.


The site is of irregular shape and measures approximately 4.36 acres (1.76 Ha). It is situated to the southern edge of Witham, within a new mixed use estate. The subject site comprises a parcel of scrub land and is one of the last remaining plots which form the Maltings Lane / Gershwin Park Development.

The site is bound to the south west by Gershwin Boulevard, a children’s nursery and office buildings, along with a further plot for future B1 use. To the north east Aldi food store and future community uses form the oundary. Owers Road comprises the eastern boundary. Vehicular access is gained from both Owers Road and Gershwin Boulevard.


The site is situated within the local authority of Braintree District Council. The site benefits from an outline planning permission dated 26th July 2013 (Ref: 12/01071/OUT) for “a mixed use development comprising a commercial area for employment, neighborhood centers, community facilities including food retail, non-food retail, a pub/restaurant, Class B1 office, retail warehousing, other uses within Classes A1 to A5, children’s day nursery, health center, sports facilities, residential dwellings, open space, landscaping and ancillary infrastructure”.

The Section 106 requires that prior to the 150th occupation of the residential dwellings, (taking account of the entire Maltings Lane / Gershwin Park Development), the commercial units within the red line will need to be delivered. It should be noted that the 151st dwelling will be the first dwelling delivered within the red line to be sold. It is the intention that the commercial units will be handed back to the vendors by the developer built to the specification required (shell & core) as detailed within the Data Room.

The Section 106 Agreement does require 30% affordable housing.

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 in 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 and 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.

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.

Method of Sale

Strutt & 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” or “Subject to Planning” basis.

Informal tenders should be sent to and received by no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 17th July 2019. Bidding guidance can be found on the Data Room.


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:

James Marner

T: +44 (0) 1245 254649


Matt Davies

T: +44 (0) 1245 254687


This property has 4.36 acres of land.

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Ref: CMR190006

Witham Essex CM8

Price On Application

Ref: CMR190006

Witham Essex CM8

Price On Application