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Old Stowmarket Road, Woolpit

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Property Description

Key features

  • Resolution to Grant Outline Planning Permission
  • Up to 120 dwellings
  • Detailed access
  • Site area Approx. 6.5ha/16.1 acres
  • Edge of desirable village
  • Comprehensive package of technical documents
  • Deadline for offers Friday 28th October 2016 5.00pm
  • Self Build plots available separately
  • Promoted by Pigeon Investment Management

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE SITE The site is an agricultural field extending to approximately 6.5 hectares (16.1 acres) situated on the eastern edge of Woolpit. The site is adjacent to existing residential dwellings and the Doctors' surgery to the west, with agricultural land to the south and Old Stowmarket Road to the north. The site slopes gently towards the south eastern corner.  

WOOLPIT Woolpit is an attractive mid-Suffolk village with a medieval Church and historic centre which is served by an extensive range of amenities and services. The site has excellent access to the A14 linking to the west to Bury St Edmunds (9.5 miles) and Cambridge (36 miles) and to the east to Stowmarket (7 miles) and Ipswich (25 miles). Stowmarket has a direct mainline railway link to London Liverpool Street. Nearby Elmswell provides a rail link between Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds. Woolpit provides a good range of employment opportunities within the village. 

PLANNING PERMISSION Mid Suffolk District Council Planning Authority have resolved to grant Outline Planning Permission with all matters reserved except for access for the erection of up to 120 dwellings and construction of a car park to be associated with Woolpit Health Centre. (Planning reference: Mid Suffolk District Council 1636/16). The site has been promoted by Pigeon Investment Management Limited on behalf of the landowners.

The main site comprises 73 market dwellings and 42 affordable dwellings with an aggregate floor area for the market housing of approximately 76,175 ft2(7,077m2) excluding the self-build plots. An accommodation schedule is included within the Particulars.

The plan above indicates the areas identified for single storey dwellings (shaded pink on the above plan) and 5 self-build plots each with individual accesses onto Old Stowmarket (shaded yellow).The proposed car park for Woolpit Health Centre (shaded blue) will provide 136 parking spaces.

The 5 self-build plots will be offered for sale separately. In brief the self-build plots comprise 5 individual plots fronting Old Stowmarket Road. Proposals are for individual detached houses with double garages in generous plots, each having its own separate access onto Old Stowmarket Road. 

CIL The site will be subject to a Community Infrastructure Levy chargeable at £115 per m2 of market housing excluding the self-build plots. As part of the planning application there is a provision for a new car park providing spaces for the Health Centre. The Planning Officer's Committee Report indicates that the car park will be secured by a Planning Condition. The intention is that being an infrastructure gain, the car park can be provided as part contribution to CIL reducing the financial contributions accordingly. 

SECTION 106 At the time of writing, the Section 106 was under negotiation. It is anticipated to include 35 % affordable housing, the provision of on-site public open space and the provision of a travel plan. 

PLANNING CONDITIONS Planning Conditions are yet to be confirmed but along with the usual requirements additional conditions are likely to be attached to the anticipated Planning Permission notably:
• Provision of a car park to serve Health Centre with 136 spaces to be provided within a timetable to be agreed.
• Single storey dwellings to be sited broadly within the area indicated as bungalows on the parameter plan.
• It is also anticipated that Highways conditions will be imposed relating to the provision of improvements to the junction between Heath Road and Old Stowmarket Road in the form of a double mini-roundabout and other requirements for improvements to the footpaths network between the site and the village centre.
All details of designs for highways improvements are included within the Data Room.
 

SERVICES We understand services are available in the vicinity and at the time of writing capacities were confirmed for gas, water and mains drainage. Details of the surface water drainage strategy are available in the Data Room. 

FURTHER INFORMATION Extensive work has been carried out by Pigeon Investment Management Limited to ensure the Planning Permission is technically deliverable. The technical documents are available to view in the Data Room accessed at; www.oldstowmarketroadwoolpit.com

In summary the documents include:

• Drawing Pack
• Planning, Design & Access Statement
• Statement of Community Involvement
• Sustainability and Renewable Energy Statement
• Archaeological Assessment
• Phase 1 Ground Conditions Assessment
• Ecology Appraisal
• FRA and Drainage Assessment
• Landscaping Design Statement
• Transport Assessment
• Framework Travel Plan
• Arboricultural Impact Assessment
• Utilities Assessment

Although illustrative, the layout has been agreed in full with Suffolk County Council, the Local Highway Authority and the Lead Local Flood Authority. Illustrative schedule of accommodation as agreed with Mid Suffolk District Council:

 

OVERAGE There will be an obligation on the purchasers to enter into an overage agreement. If the detailed Planning Consent exceeds the outline square footage for market housing overage will be payable. The terms of any overage proposal will be subject to negotiation with the purchaser. 

ACCESS TO ADJACENT LAND The Owners will reserve Full Rights of Access to the boundary of the site over the estate roads including the ability to connect to and upgrade services within the development. As part of the sale contract there will be a requirement for the estate roads to be built to adoptable standard and taken to the southern and eastern boundaries of the site for vehicular, pedestrian and cycle access. 

AGENT CONTACT DETAILS Alex Turner at aturner@lsk.co.uk 01284 748614

Joint Selling Agent - Nulands Strategic Ltd.
Toby Simmonds at toby.simmonds@nulands.co.uk
01787 373317

 

METHOD OF SALE Offers for the site are invited to be submitted in writing by 5:00p.m on Friday the 28th October 2016. 

AGENT'S NOTE Red line boundaries are for identification purposes only. 

ON THE INSTRUCTIONS OF: Pigeon Investment
Management Ltd.
 

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16 September 2016

Nearest stations

  • Elmswell (1.0 mi)
  • Thurston (4.2 mi)
  • Stowmarket (4.9 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Elmswell (1.0 mi)
  • Thurston (4.2 mi)
  • Stowmarket (4.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Lacy Scott and Knight, Bury St Edmunds

10 Risbygate Street Bury St. Edmunds IP33 3AA

01284 748600 Local call rate

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