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Highfield Road, Minster On Sea, Sheerness

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Consented Residential Development Site. This c. 1.47 ha (c. 3.6 acre) has an Outline Planning Permission for a scheme comprising 16 no. 2 & 3 bedroom bungalows and houses along dwellings with associated open space

Location - The site is located in Halfway Houses approximately 1.5 miles west of Minster High Street that provides a good range of local shops and services including several takeaway outlets.

Further shops and services are available in Sheerness, approximately 2 miles north of the site, including a large Tesco supermarket.

Junction 5 of the M2 motorway is around 10 miles south of the site. Queenborough station is approximately 1.5 miles to the west and offers regular services to Sittingbourne where it is possible to join the High Speed service to London St Pancras. The total rail journey time is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Site Description - The site is located to the rear of residential properties on Highfield Road on the edge of the built up area. It comprises former grazing paddocks and animal shelters. It extends to c. 1.47 ha (c. 3.6 acres) in size.

It is bounded to the north by residential gardens, to the east by the Oasis Academy school, to the south by further grazing paddocks and the west by a covered reservoir. The site is an irregular shape with the main body of the site orientated north south. There is a western extension, perpendicular, to the main body of the site which is the most elevated part of the site. Across the site there are individual trees as well as several groups of trees. The larger groups of trees are mostly found along the site’s perimeter, where they enclose the site.

Planning And Development Potential - An Outline Planning Permission was granted in October 2022 under reference 20/505921/OUT. The outline application reserved all matters except that of the Access to Highfield Road. An Illustrative Layout shows a scheme of 16 no. units comprising 2 no. 2 bed bungalows, 9 no. 2 bed houses, 1 no. 3 bed bungalow and 4 no. 3 bed houses along with a large area of Public Open Space and a Community Orchard.

Section 106 Agreement And Affordable Housing - There is no requirement to provide any Affordable Housing on the Island of Sheppey. The Section 106 agreement is currently being drafted and the current indication from Swale Borough Council suggests a contribution of c. £6,449.55 per dwelling subject to indexation. This leads to a total contribution of c. £103,192.80 for 16 no. units. It is recommended this in verified before being relied upon.

Mains Water Diversion - A public water main runs across part of the site in and easterly direction before turning south. It is proposed that this is diverted to a new public water main that will run within the site adjacent to the western boundary. A quote for this work was received from Southern Water in August 2021, with a cost totalling £115,252.90 (excluding VAT). Full details of the proposed diversion works and the quote are available to download from our website.

Access Over Land Currently Associated With No. 37 - No. 37 Highfield Road is owned and rented out by the vendor. It is understood the current tenancy agreement allows for the garden area of no. 37 to be reduced and brought into the development site at will in order to create the proposed access.

Further Information - Further information is available to download from includes the documents associated with the planning application such as the Flood Risk Assessment, Noise Survey, Topographical Survey, Arboriculture Survey and Preliminary Ecological Survey as well as a number of other documents.

Tenure - The site is to be sold on a freehold basis with vacant possession upon completion.

Services - Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries with the relevant statutory authorities to ensure the availability and sufficient capacity at the site in order to service any proposed development.

Vat - Prices and rents quoted in these particulars may be subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.

Viewing Arrangements - The site is secured and it is impossible to get a full impression of the opportunity from the public highway. If you would like a detailed inspection of the site then prior arrangement will need to be made through the agent.

Offers - Offers are sought by way of Private Treaty.

Only offers in writing will be considered and all offers MUST include details of any site due diligence that will be required prior to an exchange of contracts. All offers must include evidence to demonstrate that funds are available to complete the transaction.

As a Regulated Industry under Anti-Money Laundering Regulations RPC Land & New Homes will need to verify the identify of all purchasers of the site and this will be completed before Heads of Terms are issued to the preferred bidder.

The vendor is not obligated to accept the highest or any bid made.


Highfield Road, Minster On Sea, Sheerness

Highfield Road, Minster On Sea, Sheerness


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Queenborough Station1.3 miles
  • Sheerness-on-Sea Station1.7 miles
  • Swale Station2.5 miles

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RPC Land and New Homes, Kent

158 High Street Tonbridge TN9 1BB

RPC Land and New Homes, Kent

RPC Land & New Homes was established in 1999 as an independent company specialising in the land and new homes market throughout Kent following a successful management buy out from General Accident Property Services .We are committed to providing a professional quality service to developers, landowners and purchasers of new homes.

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