RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY BEST & FINAL OFFERS BY 12 NOON ON FRIDAY 9TH MARCH 2018
Catworth is situated just south of the A14 on the B660 and lies on the western edge of Cambridgeshire close to the Northamptonshire border. The village had a population in 2011 of around 370 people and is largely a linear village strung out along the B660, but also extending to the north along Church Road.
The village Church of St Leonard’s dates back to the 13th Century and has a notable octagonal spire. Part of the village is designated as a Conservation Area centred around the Church and includes a number of notable buildings with Listed Building status dating back to the 17th Century, and located along Church Street and High Street. The majority of the Listed Buildings are of rendered timber framed construction under plain or pan tiled roofs.
The village has a reasonable service base including Village Hall, Playing field, a village shop, garage and Public House with Restaurant. The village is located less than 4 miles from Kimbolton which has a wider range of local services and it is also situated approximately 10 miles to the east of Huntingdon.
DESCRIPTION The property comprises the former farmyard associated with Church Farm Catworth and is approximately 0.38 hectares (0.93 acres) in size. The site is occupied by a number of modern agricultural buildings including a steel framed grain store which is clad with metal and fibre cement sheeting and measures approximately 13.8 metres x 14 metres. This building is consented for conversion into a residential dwelling as detailed below. In addition, the property includes the remainder of the farmyard and includes hardstanding, further general purpose agricultural buildings of steel framed construction, a traditionally constructed hovel, and three grain bins. The remainder of the site area has been used as paddock land and the site enjoys extensive views over open countryside. The site is situated on the edge of the Catworth Conservation Area and has access from Church Road.
SERVICES The site has existing electricity and water connections and it is understood that all main services except gas are available in Catworth, but prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries with the relevant service provider regarding capacity and connection costs.
TERMS The Freehold interest in the site is being offered for sale by private treaty, with vacant possession on completion.
The site is offered for sale with a guide price of Offers in Excess of £200,000, subject to contract.
Best & Final Offers by 12 Noon on Friday 9th March 2018
PLANNING The site has the benefit of Prior Approval (Ref 17/00121/PMBPA) for the conversion of the existing grain store into a single residential dwelling, which was approved on 24th March 2017. The consented scheme involves a single storey conversion into a 3/4 bedroom dwelling, with associated amenity area all shown hatched in red on the plan included within these particulars
There may be potential to introduce another floor of accommodation subject to a revised prior approval. A copy of the approval can be obtained from the selling agents and for further enquiries regarding planning please contact Huntingdonshire District Council on 01480 388388.
Huntingdonshire District Council have confirmed that there is a Nil liability to pay CIL, based upon the current approved scheme.
OTHER A Public Footpath runs along the northern side of the access drive from Church Road. The property is sold subject to any easements, wayleaves or rights of way across the property whether mentioned in these particulars or not.