About this property
Location The subject property is located on the north west edge of the village of Fordham in Cambridgeshire, approximately 8.3km (5.2 miles) north west of Newmarket, 13km (8 miles) south east of Ely and 25km (15.7 miles) north east of Cambridge.
Fordham is designated as a Large Village by the Council under the East Cambridgeshire Local Plan. It has a wide range of services for a large village, including a pre-school and primary school, two supermarkets, public houses and two garden centres in addition to a range of other community facilities, local shops and services.
Fordham is well located for access to Ely, Cambridge, Newmarket and the wider region. Transport links are provided by the nearby A142 and A14, the nearest railway stations are located at Ely and Newmarket.
Description The property extends to an area of approximately 2.26 hectares (5.58 acres) and comprises a level greenfield site, which is currently an uncultivated arable field and horse paddocks. The site is accessed directly from Soham Road.
Planning Outline planning permission (ref: APP/V0510/W/18/3195982) was granted at Appeal on 5th November 2018 for residential development, with all matters reserved except access, for up to 52 dwellings and associated development including public open space at Land to the North East of Soham Road, Fordham, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5LB in accordance with terms of the application, ref:17/01572/OUM, dated 31st August 2017, and subject to conditions.
The approval is subject to a Unilateral Undertaking (Section 106 Agreement), which secures monies for infrastructure including a contribution of £37,680 towards improvements to the A142/A1123/ Fordham roundabout. The s106 also secures the provision of 40% affordable housing on the development, provision for open spaces, a play area and Sustainable Urban Drainage System within the appeal scheme including their on-going management and maintenance. The Council's RECAP waste management Supplementary Planning Document requires developers to provide for household waste receptacles as part of the scheme. The agreed financial contribution is £43 per dwelling.
Access Road Vehicular access to the site is from the public highway on Soham Road.
Wayleaves, Easements, Covenants and Rights of Way There are no public rights of way running through the site. The property is sold subject to all wayleaves, easements and covenants and rights of way whether or not disclosed.
Tenure The freehold of the property as shown edged in red on the plan is offered for sale with vacant possession on completion.
Value Added Tax The vendors have made an election to charge VAT, and VAT will therefore be payable on the purchase price of the land.
New Homes Cheffins' New Home Department has prepared a report on sale prices in Fordham, which is available in the information pack. Specific enquiries should be directed to Mark Peck on 01353 654900.
Technical Meeting A technical meeting will be held during the week commencing 11th March 2019 at which members of the engineering team from Peter Brett Associates will be available to answer questions. Interested parties should contact the Selling Agents to book a session at the technical meeting.
Method of Sale The property is offered for sale by informal tender.
Further Information A comprehensive information pack which included copies of the planning documents, the Section 106 Agreement and copies of the Registered Title Documents can be downloaded from a dedicated web portal as follows:
Local Authority East Cambridgeshire District Council, The Grange, Nutholt Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 4EE
Vendor's Solicitors Elizabeth Deyong, Barr Ellison LLP, 39 Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1PN
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