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Longfield Road, Heckmondwike

Guide Price £225,000
1.4 ac.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 1.4 acres (0.59 hectares)

Key features

  • Residential Development Opportunity
  • Extends to c. 1.45 acres in Popular Residential Area
  • Planning Consent for 11 new homes
  • Subject to s. 106 Agreement for Affordable Housing
  • Planning No 2010/62/91444/E1

Full description

A rare opportunity has arisen to acquire a development site of approximately 1.45 acres (0.587 hectares) in a predominantly residential neighbourhood with planning consent for 11 new homes and refurbishment of the existing fire damaged Forest Hall. The site is tree lined and comprises a gently sloping piece of land, formerly the gardens of Forest Hall, originally an impressive individual family home now requiring extensive refurbishment following fire damage. It is situated close to the local amenities of Heckmondwike and within the catchment area of the well regarded 'Heckmondwike Grammar School'. Junction 25 of the M62 Motorway is within 3 miles of the site.

Auctioneers Comments - THIS PROPERTY IS OFFERED BY UNCONDITIONAL AUCTION TERMS. The successful buyer is required to pay a 10% deposit requiring an immediate exchange of contracts. In addition to the 10% deposit required for exchange of contracts, a buyers Reservation Fee of 3.5% to a minimum of £5,000.00 + VAT (£1,000.00) = (£6,000.00) will also be payable by the successful purchaser.

Auction - The buyer will be granted 28 days from the date of exchange to complete the purchase. Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price. Terms and conditions apply to the Unconditional auction method of sale, which is operated by West Yorkshire Property Auction powered by iam-sold Ltd. Reservation Fee is in addition to the final negotiated selling price.

Description - The site comprises a gently sloping piece of irregular shaped land which was formerly the gardens of Forest Hall, formerly an impressive individual family home which now requires extensive refurbishment followng fire damage.

Site Area - The site extends to circa. 1.45 acres(0.56 hectares). The extent of the property included in the sale is indicated in red on the Ordnance Survey plan included in these details.

Planning - The site is sold with planning consent for 11 dwellings and garages and refurbishment of the existing house. Consent was granted by way of a successful appeal on 5th January 2011 (appeal ref APP/24718/A/102136848). The current owner has since laid foundations to one of the properties thereby satisfying Condition 1 to start development within 3 years. A copy of the appeal decision and associated plans are available on request.

The approval is subject to a Section 106 agreement between the seller and the local authority which provides for 30% affordable housing (not less than 60.55 square metres per unit) and a commuted sum payment of £33,000 to Kirklees Council in respect of public open space. A copy of the Section 106 agreement is available on request.

Documentation relating to the original planning application can be viewed at (ref 2010/62/91444/E1).

Tenure - Please note the tenure is freehold.

Viewing Arrangements - The site can be viewed during daylight hours. Viewings are at the the risk of prospective purchasers who are advised not to enter the existing building for safety reasons.

Joint Agents - Dale Edison (Bill Dale), 15 The Grove, Ilkley, LS29 9LW. Telephone : 01943 817642

Auctioneers Comments - This property is for sale by the Modern Method of Auction which is not to be confused with Traditional auction. The Modern Method of Auction is a flexible buyer friendly method of purchase. We do not require the purchaser to exchange contracts immediately, but grant 28 days to achieve exchange of contracts from the date the buyers solicitor is in receipt of the draft contracts and a further 28 days thereafter to complete. Allowing the additional time to exchange on the property means interested parties can proceed with traditional residential finance. Upon close of a successful auction or if the vendor accepts an offer during the auction, the buyer will be required to put down a non-refundable Reservation Fee of 3.5% subject to a minimum of £5,000 plus VAT which secures the transaction and takes the property off the market. The buyer will be required to sign an Acknowledgment of Reservation form to confirm acceptance of terms prior to solicitors being instructed. Copies of the Reservation form and all terms and conditions can be found in the Legal Pack which can be downloaded for free from the Auction section of our website or requested from our Auction Department. Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed Reserve Price which is generally no more than 10% in excess of the Starting Bid. Both the Starting Bid and Reserve Price can be subject to change. Terms and conditions apply to the Modern Method of Auction, which is operated by The West Yorkshire Property Auction" powered by iam-sold Ltd or iam-sold Ltd. TO VIEW OR MAKE A BID Contact Robert Watts or visit:

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24 May 2016

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