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Re-development Opportunity, 9 High Street, Histon, Cambridge

Cheffins Residential, Cambridge
7,499 sq. ft.
(697 sq. m.)

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Location Histon is a village just north of Cambridge with an immediate resident population of approximately 8,500. The property is situated approximately 1.3 miles from J.32 of the A14 and 3.2 miles from centre of Cambridge.

The village benefits from a diverse range of amenities, most of which are located on the High Street. Examples include, Tesco Express, Tucker Gardner, Barclays Bank, Tylers Estate Agents, Cambridge Building Society, Stir, The Indian Ocean restaurant, The Boot Brasserie, Coral, and Thomson Webb and Corfield.

The property is situated in between The Barley Mow public house and Hayward Moon property lawyers, opposite the Histon Methodist Church.  

Description The property comprises a retail premises and ancillary workshop with additional store and yard area. The retail premises are predominantly open plan on the ground floor with a sales area and w/c. The first floor comprises office space overlooking the High Street with a kitchen, changing room and w/c together with further open plan retail space. The workshop and retail premises are connected. The workshop comprises a single storey structure with breezeblock elevations and a pitched corrugated sheet roof with a central valley gutter. The property has been let to Rutland Cycles at a passing rent of £72,500 per annum. However, the property will be available with vacant possession from October 2021.  

Accommodation The property comprises an approximate net internal area of 7,499 sq ft (696.67 sq m) on a site which covers an approximate area of 0.3 acres (0.12 ha).  

Uniform Business Rates The property is entered into the 2017 Valuation Office Agency Ratings List with a rateable value of £27,000. Therefore, the rates payable for 2021/22 will be approximately £13,473 per annum. Further information is available by contacting the South Cambridgeshire District Council business rates department on .  

Planning The property has been used for many years as a retail premises with ancillary associated workshop space. We consider the property to be suitable for a mixed use development for commercial and residential uses, subject to a purchaser obtaining the necessary planning consents.

Should a purchaser wish to redevelop the site, it should be possible to apply for prior approval under Class MA.

Class MA allows a party to convert up to 1,500 sq m of a property to residential use, where for at lease the previous two years the current use complies with A1, A2, A3 or the newer Use Class E.

Use Class E replaced the previous use classes of A1, 2 and 3 (retail, financial services and cafes/restaurants), B1a, b and c (offices, research establishments and light industry) and D1 and D2 uses (health clinics, nurseries and gyms). 9 High Street has been used as as A1 for over two years.

The property must have been vacant for a minimum of three months prior to application for prior approval.

It can be carried out in a conservation area subject to an impact assessment.

For further information regarding applying for Class MA please contact Claire Shannon of the Cheffins Planning Department on or contact South Cambridgeshire District Council planning department on .  

Viewing and Further Information Strictly through the sole agent, Cheffins:

Please find contact details in the brochure attached.  


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Re-development Opportunity, 9 High Street, Histon, Cambridge

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Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Cambridge North3.0 miles
  • Waterbeach Station3.9 miles
  • Cambridge Station4.3 miles
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Cheffins Residential, Cambridge

1 & 2 Clifton Road, Cambridge, CB1 7EA

Established in 1825, Cheffins estate agency business operates from five offices across the Anglia region including Cambridge, Saffron Walden, Newmarket, Ely and Haverhill; we also have an office at St James's Place in London.

Cheffins has a proven track record in buying and selling residential property. The team at Cheffins has significant experience and expertise in the property market and buyers and sellers receive a personal and professional service.

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