Farmyard redevelopment opportunity Outline Planning Consent for redevelopment to provide four new residential dwellings
Upper Dean is situated in North Bedfordshire, close to the border with Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire. The village lies immediately to the south of the B645 which links Higham Ferrers and Rushden in Northamptonshire to St Neots in Cambridgeshire. The village has good access to a number of important routes including the A45 and the A6 (6 miles) the A14 (7 miles) and the A1 (12 miles). In addition to St Neots (13 miles) and Higham Ferrers (8 miles) the nearest local centre is Kimbolton which is situated 4 miles to the east. Larger centres including Huntingdon (18 miles) and Bedford (14 miles) are also readily accessible. Huntingdon is situated on the east coast mainline and rail services to London Kings Cross take approximately 1 hour.
Upper Dean is a small rural village which sits astride a small tributary of the River Ivel. The village has a fine Medieval Church, All Hallows, which has an outstanding 15th Century angel roof. A large part of the village is designated as a Conservation Area. The village has a limited range of local amenities, including a Public House, Community Hall and Pavilion with Playing Field. A wider range of services is available in nearby Kimbolton, whilst schooling is provided locally at the Eileen Wade Lower School and the nearby villages of Riseley, Sharnbrook and Kimbolton.
The site is situated towards the northern edge of the village, on the eastern side of the High Street. It currently comprises a range of modern and traditional farm buildings. All of the buildings are consented for demolition as part of the redevelopment of the site. The existing access to the site off the High Street, is similarly consented to be moved further south along the site frontage. The total site area is approximately 0.8 acres (0.32 hectares). To the north of the site lies Dean Grange Farmhouse, and to the south of the site lies Dean Grange. The site otherwise enjoys an open aspect to front and rear.
It is understood that mains electricity and water supplies are available in the village as well as mains drainage. There is not thought to be any gas supply available in Upper Dean. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries with the relevant service providers to establish connection costs for the proposed development.
Offers in the region of £950,000 are sought subject to contract.
The freehold interest in the property is offered for sale as a whole by Private Treaty with the benefit of vacant possession on completion.
The site has the benefit of Outline Planning Permission (17/02314/OUT) granted by Bedford Borough Council on 01 March 2019. The Consent allows for the complete redevelopment of the site to provide four residential dwellings. In addition, a detailed scheme for the provision of a new access to the site has been approved by the Local Authority. Whilst not part of the approval, an indicative layout plan was submitted to the Local Authority and facilitated the grant of the Outline Approval. Further details of the submitted scheme and accompanying planning documents can be obtained from the Selling Agents.