The property is located 4.5 miles to the north west of the market town of Halesworth and 8.5 miles south from the ancient market town of Bungay. Southwold on the heritage coastline is about 10 miles.
The site is on the northern side of the village adjoining residential property on the Wangford and Lock’s Roads on the southern and eastern sides and arable land to the north and the village playing field to the west.
The village has The Racehorse Inn PH, community shop with Post Office and the parish church of St Andrew.
The site being offered for sale comprises 2.26ac of residential development land identified in the March 2019 Waveney District Local Plan under Policy WLP7.17. There is an established access hammerhead from Lock’s Road with a 10m wide right of way thereto for all purposes (see Land Registry Title SK83603 for ownership of the access).
SCHEDULE OF ACCOMMODATION
Market Houses 13
Affordable Housing 5
Total Units 18
The above table follows the Local Plan provision of 30% affordable housing.
We understand the both mains water and foul drainage are available within the adjacent public highway off Lock’s Road. The electrical overhead lines are adjoining to the west. No mains gas in the village. Purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the provision of services available in the vicinity.
PROPOSED COVENANTS & OBLIGATIONS
1. The free northern boundary will be pegged by the sellers and there is no obligation on either party to fence this boundary.
2. The buyer will provide access and services to the northern boundary of the site as part of the purchase.
3. A surface water drainage strategy will be required. The sellers will make available the topographical survey which indicates the land falls to the north. The sellers own the balance of the field to the north and will grant rights for attenuation purposes over this parcel.
4. Highway visibility splays were reserved under a 1988 conveyance for the benefit of the subject property.
COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY & S106
A Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) will be payable and this will be determined on the grant of Reserved Matters. We also anticipate there will be a Section 106 Agreement determining the final nature of the affordable housing requirements.
East Suffolk Council, Riverside, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0EQ. Tel: 0333 016 2000.
Planning Policy WLP7.17 is reproduced in the Planning Information Pack which will be made available to all prospective purchasers. Importantly there are six specific criteria. Currently there is no outline or detailed planning permission for the site and it is therefore recognized that the prospective purchaser will wish to take a conditional contract with completion of the purchase delayed until planning permission is secured.