Price on application
RESOLUTION TO GRANT OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION FOR UP TO 29 RESIDENTIAL DWELLINGS WELL LOCATED SITE ON THE EDGE OF AN ATTRACTIVE BEDFORDSHIRE VILLAGE In all about 3.95 ACRES (1.60 hectares) FOR SALE AS A WHOLE - SUBJECT TO CONTRACT
The site represents an exciting development opportunity on the western edge of Clifton, and immediately adjoins the boundary of Shefford, to the west. The site is located to the north of Shefford Road. Clifton is located approximately 5 miles north-west of Arlesey and 7 miles south-west of Biggleswade. Clifton benefits from a good range of services including Academy Schools, Local Convenience Stores, Doctors Surgery/Medical Centre, Village Hall and a Baptist Church. The site has excellent access to major transport links nearby. The A1, A428 and A6 are all close by providing connections to local towns, the M25 and the M1. Biggleswade and Letchworth are within close proximity and provide a very wide range of shopping and leisure facilities. Arlesey Railway Station benefits from a direct main line service to London St Pancras International, with travel times from 40 minutes. There are several prestigious independent schools located close to Clifton within the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.
The site extends to approximately 3.95 acres (1.60 hectares) of land on the western edge of Clifton, as shown on the location plan. The site is an irregular rectangle in shape and is located within paddock land to the north of Shefford Road. The site has existing housing to the south, west and east, with open countryside to the north. The main part of the site is currently divided into two fields used as horse paddocks and containing associated outbuildings. The site includes the property at 210 Shefford Road and a separate existing field access track located to the south west of the site. There are no public rights of way across the land.
While full information regarding services is contained within the Information Pack, all prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries to service providers.
The outline planning application was reported to committee on the 16th March 2022 and a resolution was passed to grant planning permission, subject to the completion of a Section 106 Agreement. The planning permission will permit the erection of up to 29 dwellings, including a new vehicular access off Shefford Road. Save for access, all matters are reserved for subsequent approval. The local authority application reference is CB/20/04642/OUT.
The site has been promoted on behalf of the landowners by Rosconn Strategic Land Ltd and the masterplan for the development, reproduced below, shows an indicative layout for 29 dwellings of which 9 will be affordable dwellings (30%). The masterplan achieves a net residential development area of 2.13 acres (0.86 hectares) with an average density of 13.6 dwellings per net acre (33.7 dwellings per net hectare).
As will be seen from the bidding form, prospective buyers are invited to bid on the basis of the full purchase price being payable on completion. It is envisaged that, following the receipt of bids on Friday 20th May 2022, solicitors will be instructed and the objective will be to achieve both a formal exchange of contracts by 30th June 2022 with completion 8 weeks after. If bidders anticipate any difficulty in achieving this timescale, this should be clearly set out in their bid.