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Building Land at Whitchurch

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5.6 ac.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 5.6 acres (2.3 hectares)

Key features

  • Building Land
  • With OPP for 57 dwellings
  • Incorporating 10% Affordable
  • 5.6 Acres
  • Walking Distance of Town Centre
  • Extensive Road Frontage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

LOCATION The Site is within a highly sought after location in Whitchurch. It has extensive road frontage along the town's most prestigious route, Chester Road (B5395). The Site sits between the desirable neighbourhood areas of Pear Tree Lane and Chester Road Avenue.

The Site extends to 2.25 hectares (5.6 acres). The town centre is a short walk away (circa 800m) and there are buses along Chester Road.

Whitchurch is close to the Cheshire and Wrexham County Borough boundaries and in particular the towns of Wrexham, Nantwich and Crewe. Whitchurch benefits from a railway station on the Shrewsbury-Crewe line providing regular services and links to Manchester and London via Crewe. With excellent links by road and rail to larger employment centres at Chester, Crewe, Shrewsbury and Stoke make it ideal for commuters. Whitchurch has an active town centre and is identified as a key service centre in the Shropshire Core Strategy reflecting its accessible location and its ever increasing vibrancy. This together with the variety of outstanding schools in the locality and the ease of access to the Countryside, Whitchurch is without doubt undergoing transformation and is fast becoming popular with commuters and families alike.

The residential market is increasing with David Wilson Homes recently obtaining consent for 100 dwellings at Mount Farm off Tarporley Road further illustrating the pent up demand in the town from first time buyers and families.


THE SITE Chester Road is a prime and exclusive residential area. The Site provides a unique development opportunity with the benefit of outline planning consent for up to 57 dwellings with only 10% affordable homes.

The Site lies between the existing dwellings on Chester Avenue, the large detached dwelling at 44 Chester Road and recently approved land to the south of the housing on Pear Tree Lane.

The approved access is from a single point off Chester Road (the B5395) which boasts a site frontage of 70 metres giving any prospective buyer visual prominence in a highly sought after part of town.

The Site has established boundaries which as a whole extends to 2.25 hectares

Property Features:

• Development Site in highly desirable location
• 2.25 hectares (5.5 acres)
• Outline Planning Permission for up to 57 dwellings
• 10% Affordable Housing Contribution ( circa 5.7 units) via Section 106 Agreement
• Extensive frontage on to Chester Road
• Open Rural Countryside Views
• Prime location adjoining an ever expanding identified key service centre and employment hub of the Borough


TITLES The Site comprises the following title details of which a copy accompanies these particulars:

Nicholas Peter Goude and Amanda Jean Knowles and Jenifer Ruth Goude ("the First Landowners");
Title Number: SL24067

Susan Alison Dolphin and Martin Ritchie Tudor Roberts ("the Second Landowners");
Title Reference: SL214898

THE SELLER Hollins Strategic Land (No 2) LLP
Suite 4
3rd Floor
1 King Street
M2 6AW

Vat number: 107 6692 04
Partnership number: OC359217

SELLERS AGENT Wright Marshall
63 High Street


Mr Nigel Eckersley
Telephone: 01829 731300
Mobile: 07802362064

Mrs Olivia Starkey
Telephone: 01829 731300
Mobile: 07815105595

DEVELOPMENT AREA The Site comprises approximately 2.25 hectares (5.55 acres) gross with at least circa 2 hectares (5 acres) being net developable.

The Site has the benefit of an outline planning permission for 57 residential units with the Master plan indicating the proposed illustrative layout which is subject to a Section 106 Agreement to deliver 10% affordable housing (5.7 dwellings) of which 5 dwellings with a tenure spilt of 70:30 affordable rental to discounted housing and a financial contribution for the remaining 0.7.


PLANNING PERMISSION Application reference 14/02222/OUT for residential development to include access at Land South of Chester Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire, was approved by Shropshire Council North Planning Committee Dated 26th August 2014.

The submitted layout demonstrates the site can accommodate around 57 dwellings comprising a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bed properties.

The above approval is subject to 11 conditions which are outlined later within these particulars.

Shropshire Council Decision Notice and Section 106 Agreement will be circulated once the Section 106 has been completed. The S106 Agreement has been included within the sale pack together with the draft Decision Notice and Conditions and we foresee that there will be no further amendments made. 

SECTION 106 The Site will be sold subject to and with the benefit of the obligations in the S106 Agreement. It will be for the buyer to fulfil the obligations therein. The Seller is of the view that the cost of compliance with the Section 106 Agreement is as as follows and based upon 57 units:-

Affordable House
Amount to be confirmed - 5 units to be provided on site - total cost to be confirmed.

Amount £3,000 - footway improvements on the North side of Chester Road. No more than 10 metres in length with a bus stop pole.



1. Approval of the details of the siting, design and external appearance of the development and the landscaping of the Site shall be submitted and approved before any development begins.
2. Reserved matters to be submitted within 1 year.
3. Development should begin within 2 years from the date of approval of the last of the reserved matters.
4. The illustrative layout proposed does not purport to grant consent.
5. An Arboricultural Assessment is to be prepared and submitted with the first of reserved matters.
A Tree Survey has been undertaken for the site by The Appleton Group, dated February 2014 Reference 1933-01.

6. Supplementary information to be submitted concurrently with reserved matters; to include, number of units, means of enclosure, level, access for the disabled, draining and finished floor levels.
A Topographical Survey has been undertaken for the site by Geomatic survey Ltd dated 13th February 2014.

A Phase 1 Flood Risk Assessment and Surface water and Drainage assessment has been undertaken for the site by REC ( Resources and Environmental Consultants, dated May 2014 Reference 45472FRp1r4

A Phase 1 Ground Survey has been undertaken for the Site by Capita dated May 2014 (Ref: CS071938/P1DS)

Before Commencement

7. Engineering detail of means of access, sight lines, construction and internal road layout.
A Transport Statement has been undertaken for the site by Croft Transport Solutions, dated April 2014.
The access is approved under drawing reference 0617-F01.

During constriction/ prior to occupation

8. External Lighting Plan
9. Bat migration (10 boxes to be erected)
10. Nesting Birds (10 boxes to be erected)

Ecological investigations have been undertaken for the site and the surrounding areas, including the following surveys by REC (Resources and Environmental Consultants, dated 17th April 2014 Reference 60153p1r1 (Phase 1 Habitat Survey) and Bat Survey (REC) dated 14th October Ref. 60153p4r0.

Lifetime of the development

11. Maintenance Plan for trees, shrubs and hedgerows within and bordering the Site during the development and for 5 years thereafter.


SERVICES A Utilities Report has been prepared for the Site by REC dated April 2014 Ref 45472p1r1.

BT services are available.

Gas - A medium pressure gas main runs along Chester Road which the proposed development can connect to.

Electricity - A three cabled 11kv HV cable runs along Chester Road to the north of the Site and should provide suitable capacity for the Site.

Water - There is a 125mm MDPE 1999 clean water main laid down on Chester Road which would serve the proposed development. There is also a 6125mm MDPE 1999 clean water main to the south of the Site which could be extended to serve the southern land parcel of the Site.

Sewer - There are foul sewers within the immediate vicinity of the Site along Chester Road therefore connection can be made to foul. Investigation is underway as there is the possibility that the foul sewer network along Chester Road is a combined system and if so this would provide a direct connection for surface water drainage. Other methods may include SuDs and using the existing field drainage system.

VIEWING Please contact the agents' Tarporley office prior to any site visit. 

VACANT POSSESSION Vacant possession will be provided upon completion. 

RIGHTS OF WAY There are no known rights of way through the site. 

COSTS The buyer is responsible for the seller's reasonable legal costs. 

MARKETING All site boards show home signs and all other on-site publicity material together with advertisements, internet sites and brochures applicable to the development at Chester Road Whitchurch shall bear the words at the top of the sign and shall appear prominently in all promotional literature and internet sites, the size of the lettering being no more than 70% of the largest font used by the Buyer, a reference to:

"A development in conjunction with Hollins Strategic Land"

All such details shall be approved by the Seller in advance of publication with the buyer allowing the Seller reasonable time to proof and provide approval.


VAT The buyer shall be responsible for Value Added Tax which will be levied by the Seller. 

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