History & Background
An exciting development opportunity where one of the two 1800 sq. ft modern agricultural barns has permitted Class Q residential with plans currently drawn to a single story design incorporating three double bedrooms with three bathrooms and generous living. The second barn could offer the furthered potential for conversion but equally could suit the incoming buyer for other permissible storage uses.
The guide price shown is for the two barns under Lot 1 which extends to 2.25 acres of grounds, including a paddock area and two stables on skids. Lot 2 (4.5 acres) and Lot 3 (9.85 acres) are strictly available by separate negotiation. Please see the agent's notes in respect to the sale of Lot 2 and 3 only.
Mains drainage is in the road and the site has mains water and electricity connected with meters. In addition, both barns have the benefit of phase three electricity should the buyer have such requirements for permissible commercial uses.
This is an excellent opportunity for a private individual looking to create and style their own new home with the potential o farming and equestrian facilities or possibly a developer who may look to elaborate on the existing permission.
Setting & Location
The barns are located on a prominent hillside position with a glorious vantage point overlooking South Woodham Ferrers and open rolling countryside across to the west.
A commercial five bar security gate with a deep apron to pull in from the road provides formal access to the top yard area and a modern enclosed 1800 sq. ft barn. The Class Q is for accommodation within this barn with a designated area of outside space for domestic use (garden and parking). The adjoining steel frame will be removed by our client as part of the conditions to the permission. The remaining land is agricultural. Any equestrian uses or facilities (stables, arena, etc) would require planning permission through the usual channels. The second barn offers good versatility with future potential for a second dwelling subject to planning.
The three lots allow the buyer to choose from 2.25 acres up to 16.5 acres. The price guide is shown under the agents notes and offers options with or without an overage/uplift. The land is ring-fenced with stock fencing and water across the site to the fields.
The site is conveniently located with good access to the nearby towns and cities, as well as major road links.
Bicknacre 2.3 miles* South Woodham Ferrers 2.6 miles* Danbury 4 miles* Chelmsford City 12.5 miles* Southend City 15 miles*
Wayleave: A gas pipe runs through the bottom field (Lot 3). This will be on plan if purchased with the site.
No public footpaths or rights of access.
Sale of additional land (Lots 2 and 3). There will be no overage/uplift covenant relating to the existing barns (Lot 1). Lot 2 and Lot 3 acreage is available as follows: £10,000 per acre with an uplift (25%) of any increase in value if developed either fore residential use or commercial uses (other than existing or equestrian uses). Term 25 years.
Or £20,000 per acre without any uplift or overage clause.
Our client may consider a degree of flexibility should a purchaser require an option agreement on additional land.
The rural planning consultants who achieved Class Q are Acorus (Bury St Edmunds).
The selling agents have examples of modern converted barns that may be of assistance to potential buyers.