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Former Hatchery Site, Soham, Cambridgeshire

7.14 acres, Guide price £750,000

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Former hatchery site with residential dwellings with potential for redevelopment and alternative uses.
Site area approx 7.14 acres (2.90 ha). Existing former hatchery premises offering approximately 16,145 sq ft (1500m2) with. Three dwellings and former timber hatchery buildings. Unconditional and conditional offers invited.

LOCATION
Soham is a small market town in East Cambridgeshire located approximately 6 miles from Ely and 20 miles from Cambridge.

DESCRIPTION
The property comprises a former hatchery site with access onto Broad Piece Road with the site being located on the Western edge of the settlement of Soham. The property is in an area with existing residential developments and offers potential for a range of alte…

Former hatchery site with residential dwellings with potential for redevelopment and alternative uses.
Site area approx 7.14 acres (2.90 ha). Existing former hatchery premises offering approximately 16,145 sq ft (1500m2) with. Three dwellings and former timber hatchery buildings. Unconditional and conditional offers invited.

LOCATION
Soham is a small market town in East Cambridgeshire located approximately 6 miles from Ely and 20 miles from Cambridge.

DESCRIPTION
The property comprises a former hatchery site with access onto Broad Piece Road with the site being located on the Western edge of the settlement of Soham. The property is in an area with existing residential developments and offers potential for a range of alternative uses.

The property comprises a former hatchery site having been constructed in the 1960's and includes the hatchery building, a pair of semidetached residential dwellings, detached bungalow and range of timber hatchery buildings.

HATCHERY BUILDING
Located behind a secure boundary fence with lockable gates, the former hatchery building is of a steel portable frame construction with block work infill, profile steel cladding and measures approximately 60m x 25m. The hatchery building offers a total floor area of approx. 16,145 sq ft (1500m2) and includes a site office, staff room, male and female changing rooms and W.C facilities. Internally the building is sub-divided and also provides a range of external stores. The hatchery site also includes a large external concrete area and car parking.

1 & 2 Hatchery Cottages
The cottages adjoin the hatchery site and benefit from an independent access running to the North of the hatchery building site and comprise a pair of 3 bedroom semi-detached dwellings understood to have been constructed in the 1960's. The cottages each offer approximately 105 m2 of living accommodation and benefit from private parking and modest front and rear gardens.
The accommodation briefly comprises: front door leading to hallway with w/c and access to kitchen, dining and living room with patio doors from the living room opening onto the rear garden. Stairs from ground floor lead to landing with three bedrooms and family bathroom offering bath with shower, sink and W.C.

Hatchery Bungalow
Located to the East of the hatchery site, the bungalow benefits from a separate access with off road parking, modest front and rear gardens and access to the former timber framed hatchery buildings. The property is understood to have been constructed in the 1960's. The bungalow offers approximately 126 m2 of living accommodation and briefly comprises: front door to entrance hall leading to large sitting/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room with door to conservatory opening onto rear garden. From the hallway is a further four bedrooms and family bathroom. Externally the property benefits from a boiler room and detached garage.

Former Hatchery Buildings
Located to the East of the current hatchery site and bungalow, the buildings comprise a range of former hatchery buildings benefitting from a concrete access track and hard surfaced yard area as detailed below:
• A timber framed building with block walling and a corrugated tin roof with timber cladding and internally benefitting from concrete floor measuring 11.94m x 18.60m. The building benefits from access doors to both ends.
• The timber framed block walled store building under corrugated tin roof with timber cladding measuring 7.37m x 9.91m.
• A timber framed building with block walling and a corrugated tin roof with timber cladding and internally benefitting from concrete floor measuring 11.80m x 14.95m. The building benefits from access doors to both ends. All buildings benefit from electricity and may offer potential for alternative uses subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.

SERVICES
We understand that mains water and electricity are connected to the premises and that the property benefits from a connection to mains sewage. At present the waste services from all residential dwellings are connected to a central point within the hatchery site. The residential properties benefit from oil fired central heating systems. Interested parties are recommended to make their own enquiries with the relevant statutory authorities in respect of the availability of utilities and services.

TERMS
TENURE
The property is sold on a freehold basis with vacant possession to be granted on completion.

RESTRICTION
The sellers are imposing a condition which precludes the site for being used as a hatchery business.

OUTGOINGS
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
Hatchery - Grade D
Hatchery Cottage No. 1 - Grade F
Hatchery Cottage No. 2 - Grade E
Hatchery Bungalow - Grade E

RATEABLE VALUE
The property is currently classified as an agricultural use and is notcurrently assessed for non-domestic business rates.

COUNCIL TAX
Hatchery Cottage No. 1 - Band C, £1,480.67 per annum
Hatchery Cottage No. 2 - Band C, £1,480.67 per annum
Hatchery Bungalow - Band D, £1,665.75 per annum

DRAINAGE CHARGES
Middle Fen & Mere Internal Drainage Board - £4,030.62 for 2017/2018

VAT
We understand the property is not elected to VAT. The asking price quoted within these particulars is exclusive of VAT at the appropriate rate and potential purchasers are to clarify the position regarding VAT prior to making an offer to acquire this property.

LEGAL COSTS
Each party will be responsible for their own legal costs incurred with any transaction negotiated.

PLANNING
The property has been used since the 1960's as a hatchery which we understand is an agricultural classification. The residential dwellings on the site were granted as part of the overall site development which were granted under East Cambridgeshire Planning Reference M/60/195 and it is confirmed that these dwellings do not have an Agricultural Occupancy Clause attached to them. The hatchery site has ceased trading and will shortly be fully vacated and offered for sale on a vacant possession basis.
We believe that the site offers potential for alternative uses subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents and the hatchery building may well suit commercial uses falling under classes B1, B2 & B8 which cover light and general industrial uses, together with warehousing and storage.

For further information in respect of planning related matters we would recommend the potential purchasers contact the planning department at East Cambridgeshire District Council on 01353 665555.

OTHER
WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS & RIGHTS OF WAY
The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including rights of way, where the public or private, light, sport, drainage, water and electricity and other rights and obligations, easements and quasi easements, restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves.

The site is crossed by 11KV overhead powerlines and is subject to an easement for a gas pipe along the south western boundary in favour of the Eastern Gas Board.

Access to the site is via a right of way over the area shown coloured brown on the plan.

BOUNDARIES & DITCHES
The buyer will be deemed to inspect the property and satisfy themselves as to the ownership of any boundary, fence, hedge, tree or ditch. Should any dispute arise to the boundaries or any other points arise on the stipulations, particulars or plans or an interpretation of them the question should be referred to the selling agent acting as experts whose decision shall be final.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4EE. Tel: 01353 665555.

LAND REGISTRY
The property is registered under Land Registry Title CB285490.

HEALTH AND SAFETY
Given the potential hazards of the site we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around the buildings.

PHOTOGRAPHS & PARTICULARS
These were taken and prepared in September/October 2017.

VIEWING
The property is to be viewed strictly by appointment with the selling agent. For their own safety those viewing are asked to be as vigilant as possible when inspecting any part of the property.



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