Development opportunity
For sale
Hebing End, Benington, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7DD

Freehold
£POA
  • Outline planning permission for the development of up to 13 dwellings (up to 5 dwellings for affordable housing) and associated access
  • The site extends to approximately 1.027ha (2.54acres)
  • Sought after location in East Hertfordshire
  • Full online information pack available
  • For sale by informal tender
  • CLOSING DATE FOR UNDONDITIONAL OFFERS 12 NOON ON FRIDAY 15th JUNE 2018
Bidwells is delighted to offer for sale an excellent opportunity to acquire a residential development site for up to 13 dwellings extending to approximately 1.027 ha (2.54 acres) on an unconditional basis.

DEVELOPMENT SUMMARY
* Outline planning permission for the development of up to 13 dwellings (up to 5 dwellings for affordable housing) and associated areas.
* The site extends to approximately 1.027ha (2.54 acres)
* Sought after location in East Hertfordshire
* Full online information pack available
* For sale by information tender
* CLOSING DATE FOR UNCONDITIONAL OFFERS 12 NOON ON FRIDAY 15th JUNE 2018

LOCATION
* Stevenage Town Centre - 6 miles to the west
* Hertford - 8 miles to the south
* Luton Airport - 20 miles to the west
* Stansted Airport - 20 miles to the east
* Stevenage Train Station - 6 miles to the west
* Stevenage Train Station to London King's Cross Train Station - 25 mins rail journey time
* A1(M) (J7) - 5 miles to the west
* M11 (J8) - 16 miles to the west
*all distances and timings are approximate)


POSITION
Positioned within the northwest of East Hertfordshire, Benington is a picturesque village situated approximately 6 miles to the east of Stevenage and 8 miles to the north of Hertford. Stevenage and Hertford provide a range of facilities including a variety of shops, schooling and sporting activities. Benington is well placed with excellent road and rail links to Stevenage, Hertford, London and further afield. The A602 is situated to the south-west of the village and provides easy access to Stevenage, Hertford, the A10 and the A1(M), which connect to the M25. Stevenage provides direct train routes into London in approximately 25 minutes.

The village benefits from a number of local amenities and services, including a primary school, recreation ground, two public houses, a church and a village hall as well as a regular bus service running to Stevenage and Hertford. Benington has a population of approximately 900.

DESCRIPTION
Land at Gosmore Paddock is located within the jurisdiction of East Hertfordshire District Council (EHDC). The site is accessed off Hebing End and lies within the south eastern part of Benington. The site is bound by residential development to the north, east and west. The southern boundary is bound by a mature tree and hedgerow planted verge alongside Hebing End. A number of fences and trees are present along all boundaries of the site.

The site is irregular in shape with the access in the south east corner and running along the eastern boundary. The site is flat and level throughout.

The site is irregular in shape with the access in the south east corner and running along the eastern boundary. The site is flat and level throughout.

The site extends to approximately 1.027ha (2.54 acres) and comprises a paddock, a yard, 2 barns and stable buildings.

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING
The site benefits from outline planning permission (planning application ref 3/17/0021/OUT), granted on appeal 16/2/18. The outline planning permission permits the residential development of up to 13 dwellings (including up to 5 affordable dwellings) and new vehicular access. Access to the proposed development will be via the existing access of Hebing End into the site from the south-east.

All proposals (with the exception of access, which is in detail) for the layout, scale and appearance of the dwellings on the site are to be dealt with under a reserved matters application. An illustrative layout and design and access statement were submitted as part of the outline application. These documents along with the planning conditions provide guidance for a reserved matters application. Copies of all the relevant planning application documents are contained within the online information pack.

PLANNING AGREEMENTS
The site is subject to a Unilateral Undertaking, which was completed on 12/1/18. A copy of the Unilateral Undertaking is contained within the online Information Pack. The purchaser of the site will be liable for all payments and obligations contained within the Unilateral Agreement. These are:

* Primary education contribution
* Secondary education contribution
* Library service contribution
* Youth service contribution
* Provision of 40% affordable housing (equating to up to 5 dwellings) on site. The tenure mix is to 25% shared ownership to 75% affordable housing.
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