Eye Airfield is a disused wartime airfield that lies in the north of the district, approximately 1 mile northwest of the small market town of Eye (pop. 2154 in 2013).
The site is readily accessible by road from the A140, the main highway that connects Ipswich to Norwich. Twelve miles to the south, the A140 links to the A14, which is the main road connecting the port of Felixstowe to Cambridge and the Midlands. 2 miles to the north the A140 connects to the A143, which links the site to Diss, Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft.
Diss railway station is approximately three miles away with a main line service from Norwich to London Liverpool Street.
• Eye – 1 mile
• Norwich – 25 miles
• Ipswich – 21 miles
• Felixstowe – 35 miles
• London – 100 miles
An agricultural Greenfield site extending to about 11.56 acres situated at the southern tip of Eye Airfield.
The site adjoins Castleton Way which links to the main southern Eye Airfield roundabout at the Yaxley junction. In addition the western extremity of the site has access to the main Airfield Runway, the principal access to major developments on the former Airfield including:
• Cranswick Country Foods
• The site for the new Drax Gas Fired Power Station
• Transam Trucking
• Melton Renewable Energy UK Ltd Power Station
Eye Airfield is developing into the principal industrial hub in North Mid Suffolk.
The land adjoins that which has been designated as a key strategic site identified in Mid Suffolks Core Strategy focused review of 2012 and the Eye Airfield development framework of 2013. The subject land was outside of but adjoining the development boundary.
It is recognized that the buyer will wish to secure planning permission for their development prior to completion of the purchase and it is envisaged a conditional contract would be granted in the first instance for this purpose.
None connected on site as the subject property is arable land. Significant electricity, water and gas supplies are brought to the Airfield through the developments already completed and now to be completed referred to above. However all these supplies were for specific developments and there is no guarantee there is any spare capacity. It is for the buyer to satisfy themselves on the services front and make their own enquiries to the relevant statutory undertaker.
Land available 4.67ha 11.56ac
A portion of the land is subject to a gas easement running north south from Castleton Way through to the gas compressor station in the north. This is illustrated on the plan with green cross hatching.
Note the main runway extending to about 9.28 acres is also being offered for sale (under separate particulars) which may be of interest to prospective purchasers.
TENURE & POSSESSION
Tenure: Freehold with Vacant Possession given on completion.
The land is currently accessed off Castleton Way. A right of way will also be granted along the Airfield runway extension through to the western portion of the property.
Strictly by arrangement with the agents Commercial Office as the subject land is in cultivation.