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Sparrows Corner, Great Oakley, Harwich CO12

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Property features

  • Outline Planning Granted
  • Popular Village Location
  • Additional Land Available

Property description

Description An existing residential property known as Sparrows Farmhouse with outline planning granted for the erection of up to 8 dwellings on an adjoining plot of approximately 2.3 acres. There is a further 8.8 acres of amenity land adjoining the development site.

Sparrows Farmhouse is a detached 4 bedroom property of brick construction under a clay tiled roof. It sits in attractive gardens of just under half an acre.

The outline planning consent has been granted on approximately 2.3 acres of adjoining land which is currently used in connection with a dog kennels business. It was granted under application number 15/01774/out on the 10th August 2016. Sparrows Farmhouse and the development land are shown outlined in red on the plan included in these details.

The indicative plan shows there is plenty of space and potential for creating an attractive development in a picturesque setting. On the indicative plan there are 3 large two storey detached houses with double garages, 4 two storey detached houses with double garages and 1 bungalow with a double garage and the existing house with a new double garage creating a total of 9 dwellings on the 2.8 acre site. The properties will benefit from fantastic views over the local countryside, Sparrows Farmhouse and the 3 larger houses will benefit from much larger than average gardens.

There are no section 106 contributions required under the planning consent granted.

The property is offered as a whole or in up to 2 lots being ;

Lot 1 : Sparrows Farmhouse and development site, totaling approximately 2.8 acres.

Lot 2 : Amenity land, totaling approximately 8.8 acres.

Situation Great Oakley is a village and civil parish in the Tendring District of Essex. It is approximately 13 miles to the east of Colchester and 6 miles south west of Harwich.

This popular village lies in a linear fashion along the main road, the B1414. The village benefits from a village hall, newsagents, allotments and the All Saints C of E Primary School. Within the village is the Maybush Inn which was recently purchased by the Great Oakley Community Hub making it the 40th community owned pub in the United Kingdom. Secondary schooling is available nearby at Manningtree High School, Harwich and Dovercourt High School, Tendring Technology College and at a variety of state and independent schools in Colchester. An extensive range of recreational and shopping facilities can also be found within Colchester.
The B1414 runs through the middle of Great Oakley village linking to the A120, the A133 and onto the A12. The nearest railway stations are located at Wrabness approximately 4 miles away and Thorpe-le-Soken approximately 5 miles away with trains running to Colchester and continuing into London Liverpool Street.

Directions From the A12 take the exit at junction 29 onto the A120. Follow the A120 for approximately 12 miles and exit onto Harwich Road, this will be signposted Wix. Take the first left onto Oakley Road, follow this road into the village of Great Oakley, at the t-Junction turn left onto the B1414 continue for approximately half a mile through the village and take a left hand turning into The Soils/ Sparrows Corner. After approximately 100 metres access to the development site will be on your left immediately after the last residential property.

Current use The development site is currently in use by a licensed dog boarding kennels and training business and there is a building housing the kennels on site which would require demolition prior to development. The remainder of the site is grassland used for exercising and training the dogs. The boundaries to the site are clearly visible on the ground and the land slopes gently down towards the north east. There are no public footpaths crossing the site.

Further land An additional 8.86 acres of land adjacent to the north western boundary of Sparrows Farmhouse and the development site, as shown outlined in blue on the plan included in these details would be available under separate negotiation. This is currently an attractive meadow with beautiful views. It would lend itself very well to be sold as paddock land with the new houses to increase the value achieved.

Title The property for sale is registered under title numbers EX818472, EX927676 and EX593262.

Tenure The property will be sold with vacant possession on completion.

Services We understand that mains services are available to the site, but prospective purchasers must make their own enquiries as the availability and adequacy of such services.

Method of sale The land is to be offered for sale by Private Treaty.

Guide price Offers are sought in the region of £1,250,000 for the whole.

Useful contacts Tendring District Council:

Essex County Council:

Viewings Viewings are strictly by appointment only through the sole selling agents.

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