- Located on the western edge of the Village and occupying a freehold plot of about 0.138 ha / 0.34 acre with distant views over Open Countryside and Grazing Land
- Additional Land could be made available to enlarge the Barn Plot, but this will be a matter for separate negotiation.
A Development Opportunity comprising a Barn with a Prior Approval for Change of Use to a Dwelling House and Associated Development
About this property
This comprises the Barn - thought to be over 120 years old, occupying a Plot of about 0.138 ha / 0.34 acre fronting St Peter's Street and with registered title CB451856.
The Barn is built of reclaimed primary oak frame supporting a pitched and slated roof and with timber clad elevations above a clay brick plinth. The timber boarded floor is supported on sleeper walls with air vents in the front and rear plinth walls providing under floor ventilation.
The Barn was used as a grain store until about 40 years ago and comprised part of Firs Farm, the Yard for which occupied the adjoining site which has recently been cleared to provide the 9 No. Self Build Plots currently being marketed. See attached copy Site Layout Plan (Dwg. No. 1741-10) on which the Barn Plot is shown edged and shaded pink. This also shows the route of vehicular access from the new (private) road (Taylor's Close) constructed to serve the 9 No. Plots and the Barn Property.
A 100mm dia. lateral connection to the public foul sewer has been provided at the northern boundary of the Property to serve the Barn and mains electricity, water and BT (Fibre) services are available in St Peter's Street.
A picturesque, quintessential English Village just 9 miles west from the City of Cambridge surrounded by peaceful countryside but within 2 miles of Cambourne with its full range of shopping, social and community facilities including a Morrison's Supermarket and Petrol Filling Station, Public House, Restaurants, Doctors and Veterinary Surgeries and several schools. Further education is provided at Comberton Village College approx. 7 miles away.
An excellent location only two miles from access on to the A428/A421 Cambridge-Milton Keynes Trunk Road - which in turn provides quick access to other parts of the region via the A1 and M1 to the west and the A14 and M11 to the east. Also convenient for commuters with railway stations at Cambridge, Royston (11 miles) and St Neots (7 miles), with the prospect of the proposed East-West Rail Link being routed north of the Village and providing a new station at Cambourne.
The Property can be viewed from the public highway and the adjoining private road but access to the Barn will be by prior appointment.
Each party will be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in documenting the sale.
As mentioned above, it is anticipated the Sale Contract will - of necessity, be conditional on the Buyer obtaining a Satisfactory Planning Permission for its proposals. It is also acknowledged the value of the Property will be determined largely by the outcome of the Buyer's planning exercise and negotiations with the local planning authority. For this reason, the Seller is inviting conditional Offers supported by sketches indicating the nature and scale of the prospective Buyers' proposal.
Following subject to contract acceptance of a conditional offer, the Buyer will be given the opportunity to enter into an Exclusivity Agreement for a period (of say 6 months) to allow for more detailed plans to be prepared and a pre-app arranged with the planning authority. At the end of this period, and subject to a positive pre-app response, the prospective Buyer will have the opportunity to enter into a conditional contract.
It is envisaged this contract will be for a period of between 12 and 18 months to allow time for a detailed application to be prepared and submitted, and for a Satisfactory Planning Permission to be negotiated and obtained. In certain circumstances e.g. in the event of the detailed application being refused, the agreed period could be extended to allow for an Appeal to be determined.