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Cross O' Cliff, Lincoln LN4

500,940 sq. ft

Local area information

Property location

Nearby amenities

  • Bracebridge Heath St John's Primary Academy 0.4 miles
  • Bracebridge Infant and Nursery School 0.5 miles
  • Lincoln 1.8 miles
  • Hykeham 2.4 miles

These distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual route and distance may vary.

Read our area guide for Lincoln to find out more about the area.

Features and description


A substantial and particularly attractive site, incorporating two buildings formerly
used as offices for various nhs Services and also a cricket ground occupied by
Bracebridge Heath Cricket Club, by way of a lease. The site also comprises a Grade
II Listed office building known as Cross O Cliff Court, which, in our opinion, would
be suitable for conversion to residential (STP) and the vendors have produced
indicative floor plans showing how this building could be laid out to provide 8
residential units. Full plans are available on request.

Those parts of the site suitable for residential development enjoy panoramic views
southwards over the Vale of Belvoir and, in our opinion, would suit high quality
residential development. The indicative scheme produced shows 22 further units, so the site in total could in the vendors view accommodate up to 30 residential units.
The site extends in total to circa 4.75 hectares (11.73 acres), which includes the
cricket ground referred to above, let to the Bracebridge Heath Cricket Club. There
is an adjacent building occupied by East Midlands Ambulance Service nhs Trust
(emas) – not included in the sale, who enjoy right of way through the subject site.
The site has extensive mature trees throughout, which add considerably to the
character and quality feel of the site.

The site is located at the top of Cross Cliff Hill in the village of Bracebridge Heath, which lies around 3.5 miles to the south of Lincoln City Centre.
The site enjoys panoramic views southward and westwards towards Newark on Trent and beyond. The village amenities within Bracebridge Heath are located a short walk to the south. These include 3 village pubs, 2 convenience stores operated by Tesco and the Lincolnshire Co-op, a pharmacy, post office, various takeaways, a doctors’ surgery and primary school/ children’s day nursery.

The eastern relief road extension, which was completed just over 2 years ago, provides access to all parts of the City Centre and, further south, to the A46 dual carriageway to Newark and the A1, lying around 18 miles to the south west.
Lincoln is the administrative and shopping centre for the county of Lincolnshire, with a catchment of over 545,000 within a 20 kilometre radius.
The city is a well-regarded tourist destination, attracting over 4 million a year, predominantly visiting to view Lincoln Cathedral, which is recognised as one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Europe.
Lincoln is also a growing university city, with over 15,000 students based at the main University of Lincoln campus, just outside the city centre, generating over £250 million for the local economy.

The city enjoys good road links to the A1 at Newark, the M180 at Scunthorpe via the A15 and is on the East Coast Mainline with regular services to London King’s Cross, taking around 1.5 hours.

Lincoln is located around 40 miles to the north east of Nottingham, 40 miles south of Hull and 40 miles north of Peterborough.

We understand all mains services are available to the site.
A full utility report is available on request as part of the information pack.

Please note that the adjacent office building occupied by emas shares a gas supply
with the subject property. Therefore, any purchaser will need to arrange for the
installation of a new independent supply to the emas building following completion
of their purchase.

Emas have service rights across the site.
Town & country planning

The vendors have undertaken a significant amount of planning work in advance of
the marketing of the site and full details can be provided in due course. A Pre-app
response will be available shortly once the vendors are in receipt of this from North
Kesteven District Council.
As referred to above, one of the two existing offices on the site is Grade II Listed and
there is a Heritage Report available in respect of this building. The remaining buildings
on the site are not Listed.
Interested parties are advised to raise any specific planning queries with the Local
Planning Authority, North Kesteven District Council.

The properties are being sold predominantly with vacant possession on completion.
There is a lease in place to the Bracebridge Heath Cricket Club over the Cricket
Ground. This lease is in the process of being renewed. The salient points are as
follows: The terms of this are as follows
Tenant - Trustees of the Bracebridge Heath Cricket Sports and Social Club
Lease Term - 15 year Contracted Out Lease to commence as soon as possible.
Rent - £1,425 per annum payable on 6th February every year.
There are three memorial trees (marked with plaques) in the formal garden adjacent
to Cross of Cliff Court, which the vendors would want to see retained or relocated
elsewhere within the site.
Method of sale

The property will be offered For Sale by way of Informal Tender. Interested
parties are asked to submit their offers no later than 12 noon on Friday 20th October 2023.

Offers must be made on the attached Tender Form and received by email or
post at the offices of Eddisons Incorporating Banks Long & Co by no later than
12 noon on the date above.

Whilst unconditional offers would be preferred, the vendors will also consider
offers conditional upon the receipt of Planning Permission. Full details of
the conditions attached to any offer must be submitted by the prospective
purchasers at the point they submit their offer. The site will be sold subject to
the standard nhs Property Services Clawback and Overage provisions, the
details of which are available on request.

In the case of conditional offers, the purchasers will be required to exchange
conditional contracts within 28 days of the receipt of the draft contract, at
which point a 10% deposit witll be payable.

The purchasers will then have 12 months within which to secure a satisfactory
detailed Planning Permission for the scheme proposed on the site. This is to
include the Judicial Review period.

Confirmation that the Planning Permission secured is a satisfactory one must
be received within 10 days of the issuing of the Planning Notice by the lpa.
Information pack

Planning Pre-App Submission
• Design Statement
• Utility Report
• Asbestos Report
• Heritage Report
• Topographical Survey
• Flood Risk Assessment
• Bracebridge Heath Cricket Club Lease
• EPCs for the buildings
• Tree Preservation Orders
These surveys are being provided for information purposes only and interested
parties will need to satisfy themselves as to the contents.
Legal costs

Each party is to be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in documenting the

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