Land at Grove Hill Belstead Ipswich IP8 3LU
Guide Price £1,500,000
A prime residential development site of approx. 5.63 acres with outline planning consent for 9 large Detached House and Garages together with pro of a local Nature Reserve. The site is situated on the South side of Grove Hill on the edge of the popular village of Belstead which lies on the South Western outskirts of Ipswich.
A prime residential development site of approx 5.63 acres with outline planning consent (No.B/09/00901/OUT) for 9 large Detached Houses and Garages together with provision of a local Nature Reserve. The site is situated on the South side of Grove Hill on the edge of the popular village of Belstead which lies on the South Western outskirts of the county town of Ipswich, approx. 3 miles from the town centre.
There is easy access to all local amenities including shops in nearby Ellenbrook Green, Tesco's Supermarket at Copdock Interchange, junior and senior schools including St Josephs College and Suffolk One and the main A12/A14. Ipswich mainline railway station with its regular inter-city service to London's Liverpool Street Station (approx. 70 minutes) is also only 10 minutes drive away.
With plots of around 1/2 acre each there is the potential to create a development of prestigious houses of individual architectural design within a village community but close to the town with all its associated cultural, social and leisure facilities.
The council have made it a condition of the planning consent that an adjacent area of land of approx. 18.6 acres shall be dedicated and maintained by the local council as a Local Nature Reserve which can only enhance the quality and attractiveness of the site.
Under the Section 106 agreement the Purchaser is to be responsible for the payment of a commuted sum (£95,000) for the creation/establishment and maintenance of the Local Nature Reserve.
In addition, the Purchaser will be responsible for the payment of a commuted sum for off site affordable housing. It is anticipated that such payment will be minimal and is dependent upon an updated viability assessment being agreed with Babergh DC prior to development of the site.
As part of the planning consent there are a number of conditions which are to be imposed upon the purchaser. These include
a. Standard time limit and reserved matters conditions
b. Archaeological condition
c. Landscaping condition
d. Highway access details
e. Internal estate road details
f. Trees for removal; to be carried out in accordance with approved scheme
g. Site development in line with recommendations of ecological survey
h. Archaeological recording condition
I. The Local Nature Reserve to be developed and managed in line with the approved Management Plan
j. Dormouse survey
The dormouse survey, ecological survey, archaeological report and tree protection plan are all in hand at the expense of the Vendor and reports will be made available in due course.
In addition, as previously stated a requirement of the Section 106 agreement is that the Council will request an updated viability assessment prior to commencement of any building.
Also, in the event of the scheme not being secured within a reasonable and agreed timescale, the Council will be authorised to refuse planning permission for
1. Inadequate provision of public open space and play equipment
2. Inadequate affordable housing provision
Interested parties are advised to discuss their requirements with the relevant authorities although we understand all main services are available and are in the vicinity of the plot.
The site is available for sale FREEHOLD