Development Opportunity At, Copp Lane, Great Eccleston, Preston, Lancashire


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Outline planning permission granted for residential development of up to 93 dwellings.

13.44 acres (5.44 hectares). Located in the sought after Lancashire village of Great Eccleston providing a wide variety of local services including pubs, restaurants & independent shops.

Greenfield site adjacent to existing Roland Homes site yet only 4.5 miles from M55 motorway.

Picturesque village centre within walking distance of the site. Village OFSTED OUTSTANDING school.

Additional area provides for a site totalling 850 metre square for D1 use. (Proposed Medical Centre).

13.44 acres (5.44 hectares) approx. with outline planning permission for up to 93 dwelling and 850 metre square of D1 use. (Proposed Medical Centre)

Greenfield site within walking distance of sought after village with services

Adjacent to existing Roland Homes site.

4.5 miles from M55 motorway

This 13.44 acre site is located within Lancashire, on the South side of Great Eccleston village, only 4.5 miles from the M55 motorway. Access to the site is directly from Copp Lane and is proposed just to the North East of Gradwell's Farm. The site itself is relatively flat with open views.

Planning – The site has the benefit of outline planning permission application reference 16/0065/OUTMAJ, initially refused, this was then allowed at appeal reference APP/U2370/W/17/3179744 and was approved subject to 28 conditions and a unilateral undertaking. Please note that all matters are reserved. It is also worthy of note that the scheme of offsite highways improvement works would include a footway improvement scheme to deliver a 2m wide footway along the site frontage, provision of new/improved bus stops to quality bus stop standard at 2 locations on Copp Lane and a traffic calming scheme and speed limit review to extend the 20mph speed limit to the South West corner of the site and introducing a gateway feature.

Section 106 obligations – These have been provided by the unilateral undertaking dated 15th December 2017. On the proposed outline layout, there will be education contributions as at the date of the assessment provided of £327,198.73.

Affordable housing - to be provided upon site at 30% of the total number of dwellings. The mix is yet to be agreed.

Highway – The original unilateral undertaking provided for transport contribution of £200,000. Please note that the appeal decision means that this is now not payable. There is still the need to pay for a travel plan in the sum of £6,000.

Technical information – Planning documentation can be downloaded from the Wyre Borough Council website. Alternatively, we are able to forward information direct from the selling agents.

Please note that an intrusive ground test has been carried out to give initial ground conditions. Other technical information includes the following:

1. Appeal decision

2. Submission documents

- Desk Study (Appendices A – Illustrive Site Layout, B –Envirocheck Report, C – Risk Ratings

- Highway Tech Notes (Technical Notes Cumulative Impact 1-4)

- Illustrative Site Layout

- Parameters Plan Rev A

- Agricultural Land Report

- Air Quality Assessment

- Application Form

- Arboricultural Report

- Design and Access Statement

- Encology Assessment Appendix B

- Encology Assessment

- FRA Drainage Strategy

- Framework Travel Plan – Copp Lane

- Landscape and Visual Appraisal

- Location Plan

- Planning Statement

- Statement of Community Involvement

- Topographical Survey

- Transport Statement

3. Unilateral Undertaking

Method of sale – Offers are invited for the freehold interest by way of informal tender with a tender date of Friday 27th April 2018.

A supporting informal tender form and schedule for completion in terms of assumptions are available.

Offers – offers for the site will be considered on two bases. Firstly, offers on a completely unconditional basis. Secondly, offers subject to a reserved matters planning application.

Overage – please note that the vendors may be seeking an overage payment on a basis to be agreed, subject to offers received.

VAT – we understand that the purchase price will be subject to VAT.

Sales enquires – David Cowburn, Amitstead Barnett, South Lancashire Office. – 01704 895995

General remarks:

Services – We understand from dealing with the sale of land to the North that services are available locally at a capacity required but please note that Armitstead Barnett LLP have not tested any of the above services and purchasers should satisfy themselves as to their presence and working capacity prior to exchange of contracts

Title & Tenure: Vacant possession upon completion.

Viewing – Viewings are strictly by appointment with the joint selling agents.

Method of sale – Informal Tender. Attention is drawn to the associated documents:

• Informal Tender form

• Assumptions form

Informal tender details - Interested parties should complete and submit the separate Informal Tender form and Assumptions form, before 12 noon on Friday 2nd March 2018.

Please bear in mind the following when preparing the Tender form for this property:

Armitstead Barnett LLP and their client reserve the right not to accept the highest or indeed any offer received. Submission of the Informal Tender form does not constitute any part of the contract. We suggest making your offer an odd number and all offers should be made in pounds sterling (£).

We suggest that any offer that is made subject to any external factors such as planning be clearly outlined in the enclosed form or a continuation sheet if necessary.

The new Money Laundering Regulations brought into effect on 26 June 2017 require all Agents to obtain proof of identity of all purchasers looking to acquire land or property.

In order to comply with the legislation, it is essential that Armitstead Barnett have proof of identity of any person(s) or company wishing to make an offer or tender for any of the land and property being offered for sale.

Identification would be required before an offer is accepted. Two forms of identification are required.

Please note, we will also undertake an electronic identity check which will leave a soft ID footprint but will not affect credit rating.

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