Excellent development opportunity for 3 new homes in a popular village


Key Features

  • Outline planning consent for 3 modern dwellings
  • Versatile development opportunity, detailed design to be agreed
  • Good-sized, 4 bedroom detached houses (1,530 sq ft)
  • Central village location, close to Ledbury

0.43 Acres


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Summary of Features

Outline planning consent for 3 modern dwellings
Versatile development opportunity, detailed design to be agreed
Good-sized, 4 bedroom detached houses (c. 1,530 sq ft)
Central village location
Close to popular market town of Ledbury
Good communication links and schools nearby

Sale

For sale by Private Treaty.

Situation

This site sits within the popular rural village of Wellington Heath, a short drive from the nearby market town of Ledbury. Renowned for its beautiful, timeless appeal, this area of Herefordshire is characterised by traditional & modern farming with undulating countryside and ample woodland. The region offers a sought after rural idyll combined with excellent communication links for road, rail and airports.

The Becks Development

Outline Planning permission was granted in August 2016 for redevelopment of an existing residence within a large garden, replacing the old cottage with 3 detached, four bedroom new build houses. Approval has been granted for redevelopment of the site but the detailed design aspects and materials are yet to be agreed under "reserved matters".

This provides great flexibility and a good opportunity for a variety of build options, subject to the appropriate approval.

Encouragement has been given by Herefordshire Council Planning Department stating that "a variety of dwelling types and complimentary vernacular materials will be encouraged", suggesting that traditional build styles will be favoured (Informatives note 2, planning approval 153788, pg 5). The final designs will be subject to formal planning approval.

Planning Reference

Planning Ref: 153788 (Outline Permission "Proposed three dwelling development to replace single dwelling"). https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200142/planning_services/planning_application_search/details?id=153788&search=153788

Planning Approved

Planning Approved 23rd August 2016, valid for up to 5 years. The reserved matters must be applied for within 3 years of this approval date, work to commence thereafter within 2 years of the subsequent approval date for the last reserved matters.

Architect

Derrick Whittaker; t. 01531 634180; e. derrick@dwhittakerarchitect.co.uk

Services

Mains services (electricity, water and drainage) are available to the existing dwelling but not currently in use, further connections will be required for the additional dwellings. Broadband is available in the area but not currently connected.

Local Authority

Herefordshire Council: 01432 260000.

Council Tax

Band TBC – Not Yet Rated.

EPC

TBC – Not yet built.

Listing

Not Listed.

Schools

Primary: Ledbury, Bosbury, Colwall & Eastnor Secondary: Ledbury, Malvern. Further information available at: www.herefordshire.gov.uk Independent: Colwall, Malvern, Worcester and Hereford all have some excellent independent schools. Further information available at: www.isc.co.uk

Local

Wellington Heath has a village hall and well known village pub. The nearby market town of Ledbury provides a comprehensive range of domestic, retail and leisure facilities as well as a Cottage Hospital, two doctors' surgeries, Ledbury Market Theatre and railway station. Culturally, Ledbury is host to the renowned annual Poetry Festival and participates in H'Art (Herefordshire Art Week). More extensive retail and cultural opportunities are available in Hereford, Worcester and Cheltenham. Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff are all very accessible.

Recreational

The spectacular Malvern Hills are nearby and provide a wealth of sporting and recreational opportunities. The Three Counties Showground near Malvern plays host to a wide variety of events throughout the year from national garden shows, concerts and antique fairs to agricultural and equestrian events. Eastnor Castle hosts a wide variety of seasonal public events.

Additional Information

"Reserved Matters" be applied for within 3 years of the planning approval date, work to commence thereafter within 2 years of the subsequent approval date for the last reserved matters.

Postcode

HR8 1LY.

Directions

From Ledbury: From the town centre, head north towards Bosbury, passing the railway station and then forking right on to the B4214. After ¼ mile take the first right turn towards Wellington Heath and continue for 1.2 miles to the top of the hill. At the T junction, turn right and in 100 meters, right again onto The Common, heading down hill into the village. The site will be found on your left side after 125 meters, by the junction with Ochre Hill. See the agents For Sale Board.

Viewings

By prior appointment via Grant & Co Estate Agents on 01531 637341.

Agents Notes

Grant & Co and their clients give notice that:
1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. The Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Fixtures & Fittings Unless mentioned specifically all fixtures & fittings are excluded from the sale.

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