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Market Street, Fordham

Sold STC £350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Development site
  • About 0.35 acres
  • Detailed planning for two 4 bedroom detached houses
  • Conveniently situated village

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

LOCATION Fordham is a well situated East Cambridgeshire village with a good range of local facilities including shop, two pubs, school, garage and two restaurants. Newmarket (5 miles), Ely Station (8 miles, Cambridge from 16 minutes, London Kings Cross from 70 minutes) and Cambridge (15 miles) are all easily accessible. The A14 is close by at Junction 37 (4 miles). 

DEVELOPMENT SITE Detailed planning consent exists for a new driveway from Market Street leading to the development site. The site forms part of the garden of a substantial detached house, 'Hurstcroft' and backs onto paddock land in the center of the village. It offers a rare opportunity to purchase a high quality site with detailed planning consent in a popular and conveniently located village.

The development sites extends to about 0.35 acres (0.142 ha) and with consent to construct a private driveway from Market Street. The plot has a width of 42 metres and an average depth of about 35 metres. The plot is located about 67 metres from Market Street.

The buyer will be required to construct the roadway the ownership of which will remain with the seller.
 

THE NEW PROPERTIES The purchaser will be required to construct the new properties as identified in the approved plans. The designs show two 2 storey detached houses of about 1939sqft (180m²) GIA and are proposed to be of brick elevations under a plain tiled roof.

The accommodation for each house comprises, entrance hall, cloakroom, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and on the first floor four bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms (2 en suite). Double car port of timber clad elevations under a slate roof with adjoining store.
 

PLANNING Planning consent was granted following an appeal. The consent allows for "the erection of two dwellings with new vehicular access and alteration to existing access from Market Street at Hurstcroft 32 Market Street, Fordham, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire CB7 5LQ." Ref no 15/00216/FUL dated 17th February 2015.

A copy of the appeal decision is attached to these details along with a copy of the plans referred to within the planning consent.
 

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS/ HEADS OF TERMS The buyer and seller will enter into a series of conditions as follows.

1. Planning Approval ; The development shall be completed in accordance with the East Cambridgeshire District Council planning approval ref 15/00216/FUL granted upon appeal on 04 February 2016, the approved documents and plans together with any subsequent discharged related planning conditions.

2. Access Road & Right of Access ; The Buyer will construct a new Access Road as shown hatched and cross hatched on the Conveyance Plan No LS4506/1C between the public highway and points L - O. These works shall be carried out at the Buyer's expense and to a construction specification incorporating a pavior surface to be provided by the Buyer and agreed with the Seller prior to completion. The Buyer to obtain consent at their expense from the Highway Authority for a new road crossing. The Seller will retain the ownership of the new Access Road to points L - O and will grant for the Buyer's benefit rights of access over the hatched area for the construction and occupation of the 2 approved dwellings.

3. Speed cushion relocation ; These off-site highway works to be carried out by the Buyer or their appointed Contractor in accordance with the requirements of the Local Highway Authority and in accordance with condition No 8 of the planning approval 15/00216/FUL.

4. Mains Services ; The Buyer will construct and lay at their expense new mains services within the Access Road to serve the 2 new dwellings and which shall include a foul drain connecting to the public sewer within Market Street. The Buyer will provide 2 No capped-off lateral extensions from the new foul drain to ( i ) a point within the position G - H on plan and ( ii ) a point between K-L on plan ( the precise location of both to be agreed with the Seller ) so as to allow for the Seller's future connection at their expense of these laterals to their retained property. The Buyer and Seller to be responsible for maintaining at their expense the services laid within the new Access Road on an as per user basis.

5. Accommodation Works to be carried out at the Buyer's expense ;

5.1 Sheds and tree house ; The Buyer to remove the 2 existing sheds ( shown within the route of the new Access Road ) and the tree house ( located within the Fir tree in the rear northern corner of the Seller's retained rear garden ) , these works to be carried out prior to commencement of the development.
5.2 Fencing : The Buyer to dismantle and remove from site all of the existing timber fencing to the highway frontage between P - Q on plan and to erect timber close boarded fencing with timber posts and capping to the Seller's retained property being ( a ) 1.8m high between J-K-L and 2.0m high between L-M-N on plan all with the fair face towards the Sellers retained rear garden and between H- R-S with matching gate at S and fair face facing towards the Seller's front garden ( b ) 1.0m high to all of the highway frontage ( and set behind visibility splays where applicable) between P - Q except for the new Access Road opening . The Seller's existing access to be included and to incorporate a new 1.0m high pedestrian gate in matching materials . All fencing and the gate to have the fair face towards the highway. The seller to retain ownership and to maintain all of the above new fences and gates.
5.3 Brick Wall; The Buyer to erect new 2.0m high brick walls with piers and coping between points A-B-C-D-E-F-G and H-I-J on plan. The works to be carried out in accordance with the Section drawing No 12543 SK/01 of 08/04/2016 by Prior Associates Consulting Engineers with materials to be agreed by the Seller.
5.4 Entrance Gates ; The Buyer to supply and erect a pair of 1.8m high solid timber gates ( type to be agreed with the Seller. Buyer to allow PC sum of £2500 for their supply complete with electric operators and remote opening devices ) to be fitted between the brick piers G and H on plan and to be connected to the electricity supply of the Seller's retained dwelling.
5.5 Landscaping ; The Buyer to agree a landscaping specification with the Seller prior to completion for the areas adjacent to both sides of the new Access Road between the highway boundary to points L - O on plan and to complete these works prior to occupation of the first of the 2 dwellings.
5.2, 5.3 and 5.4 of the above shall be commenced within 1 month from the discharge of the pre-commencement planning conditions by the Local Planning Authority ( see 5.1 below ) and completed as soon as practicable and no later than a further 3 months .
6. Development Timetable , the Buyer to ;
6.1 Submit the required details and application to the Local Planning Authority ( with copy of the same to the Seller ) within 4 weeks from completion of the purchase for the discharge of the pre-commencement planning conditions No's 3 ( contamination ) , 4 ( materials of the buildings ), 8 ( scheme to relocate the speed cushions ), 10 ( hard and soft landscaping scheme ) and also for the prior to occupation planning condition No 6 ( disposal of surface water proposals ) and to obtain discharge of these conditions in writing by the Local Planning Authority within 6 months .
6.2 Commence the development within 1 month from the obtaining of discharge of the final condition in 5.1 above.
6.3 Complete the development fully in accordance with the plans as Planning Approval 15/00216/FUL and any associated requirements of discharged planning conditions within 18 months from commencement (other than for minor internal works to the 2 new dwellings).
7. The Buyer and any persons connected with the construction of the new dwellings and any associated works shall not be permitted to occupy any temporary accommodation within the property and the Seller's retained property.
8. By completion of the new dwellings as 6.3 above and as soon as is practicable, the Buyer to have made good at their expense and to the satisfaction of the Seller any reinstatement and repair to any damage caused to the Seller's retained property including the new Access Road, boundary fencing, gates, walls and landscaping.
9. Community Infrastructure Levy (C.I.L.); the payment due to East Cambridgeshire District Council is the sum of £40,766.59 and will be the responsibility of the Buyer. The buyer will prior to exchange of contracts complete the Council's Form 4; Transfer of Liability form absolving the Seller from any liability in this regard. It is noted that the Buyer may qualify for Self-build relief from C.I.L. payment for one of the 2 dwellings subject to the terms and approval of the Council.
 

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Nearest stations

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  • Kennett (5.0 mi)
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