Outline Planning Permission for Beaulieu up to 330 residential units along with a local centre

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Outline Planning Permission for the Beaulieu neighbourhood (ref: 09/01314/EIA) was granted for on the 7th March 2014.

Zones R,S & U can accommodate up to 330 residential units along with a local centre.

Site area of approximately 15.81 acres (6.4 hectares).

Approved Section 106 Agreement for Beaulieu requires 27% of housing to be affordable. There are no further Section 106 contributions or CIL requirements.

For sale by Informal Tender. Offers sought on an “Unconditional” basis by 12 noon on Wednesday 30th March 2022.

LOCATION Beaulieu is situated to the north of Chelmsford, Essex. Chelmsford is located in the London commuter belt, approximately 32 miles (51km) north east of London and approximately 22 miles (35km) south of Colchester. The city lies in close proximity to the A12 dual carriageway which links to the M25, London and East Anglia. The city benefits from a regular train service to London Liverpool Street, with a commuting time of approximately 35 minutes.

Chelmsford benefits from a wide range of services and amenities, including the Bond Street retail and leisure hub. The city is also a university town and supports both Anglia Ruskin University and Writtle University College along with a number of secondary and primary schools.

BEAULIEU Beaulieu is a new district set to the north of Chelmsford offering high quality housing and community facilities. It is set around New Hall School, formerly King Henry VIII Tudor Palace, and its estate and parkland. Beaulieu comprises a series of individually designed neighbourhoods that connect to the wider landscape and associated countryside.

Beaulieu currently comprises a range of new homes from one bedroom apartments to six bedroom family houses. The residential areas are supported by a wide range of facilities including a new primary school and a secondary school, community, health, sport and retail amenities. Beaulieu Square, the central neighbourhood centre, provides further local shops, a dentist, vets, community centre, day nursery and education centre. Beaulieu will also include a new railway station on the East Anglian mainline as well as a new relief road connecting Beaulieu to the A12.

ZONES R, S & U Zones R, S & U are located within the ‘Beaulieu Rydes’ neighbourhood, which will be within walking distance of the schools, neighbourhood centre, proposed new station, new play areas and landscaped spaces and the ‘Great Park’ proposed to the south of New Hall School.

It is situated to the north east of the existing community. The proposed site for a primary school is situated to the immediate south, with New Hall School situated beyond this. The site sits to the west of two new residential schemes being developed by Bellway Homes and Cala Homes and to the east of future schemes by Countryside Properties. The site is bound to the north by the Radial Distributor Road (Phase 2A), which is operational and to the south by Remembrance Avenue where access is gained. It currently comprises cleared land and measures approximately 15.81 acres (6.4 Ha).

PLANNING Beaulieu is located within the north east Chelmsford new community, identified by the City Council to manage and meet the necessary growth of Chelmsford up to and beyond 2021. Outline Planning Permission for the new Beaulieu neighbourhood (ref: 09/01314/EIA) was granted for “up to 3,600 dwellings, mixed uses up to 62,300sqm, education and community facilities, new roads and public open spaces” on the 7th March 2014. Zones R, S & U benefits from Outline Planning Permission but will require the submission of a Reserved Matters application and discharge of pre-commencement conditions.

Land Use identifies a small part of Zone U to deliver a ‘local facility’. There is no definitive specification for this space in the Outline Planning Permission.

A planning summary for Zones R, S & U can be found within the Data Room.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING / SECTION 106 There is an approved Section 106 Agreement for Beaulieu which requires 27% of housing to be affordable, with a tenure split of 55.5% rented / 44.5% intermediate ownership. This is site wide and will be applicable to Zones R, S & U. It should be noted that the purchaser will not be responsible for any other S106 obligations in regards to Zones R, S & U.

It should be noted that all offers should be provided on two basis. The first assuming that L&Q will purchase the Affordable Housing. The second should assume your own Registered Provider will purchase the affordable housing at market value.

TENURE The site is to be sold Freehold with vacant possession.

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.

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 basis.

Informal tenders should be sent to James.marner@struttandparker.com and received by no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 30th March 2022.

Bidding guidelines can be found on the Data Room

DATA ROOM Access to a Data Room containing a full suite of technical reports is available on request.

VIEWINGS Viewings should be arranged by prior appointment with the selling Agent. Potential purchasers should note that Strutt & Parker take no responsibility for any injury or accidents at the property. Viewers and visitors of this property do so at their own risk.

CONTACTS For more information and appointments to inspect please contact: James MarnerT: +44 (0) 1245 254649 E: james.marner@struttandparker.com

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Zones R, S & U, Beaulieu Chelmsford Essex CM1

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Zones R, S & U, Beaulieu Chelmsford Essex CM1

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