About this property

An excellent opportunity to purchase productive agricultural land set in an accessible location approximately 1 mile east of the historic market town of Thaxted. The land is offered for sale in 4 lots and provides the opportunity for continued use as farmland or alternative uses subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.

The land is classified as Grade 2 and is predominantly of the Hanslope series of slowly permeable chalky boulder clay suitable for winter cereals, combinable crops and grassland. There has been extensive land drainage installed where necessary.

The market town of Thaxted is approximately 1 mile to the west, with the larger town of Great Dunmow and the A120 approximately 7 miles south.

Method of Sale
The land is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or in 4 lots as shown on the sale plan.

Lot 1 - 1.81 acres (0.73ha) edged purple on sale plan

A level section of land adjoining the allotment gardens, with road frontage and access directly to Bardfield Road. The land has established hedgerow boundaries but is unfenced along the northern boundary.

Lot 2 - 18.93 acres (7.66ha) edged green on sale plan

A generally level section of arable land adjoining a number of residential properties along the southern boundary and with an established grass track along the eastern boundary.

The land is partly enclosed by established hedgerows but is unfenced along the northern boundary and part of the southern and western boundaries.

The purchaser will be granted a 10m right of access between points A-B for all purposes, together with the right to upgrade the existing track and install, repair and maintain services under the track.

Lot 3 - 47.82 acres (19.35ha) edged red on sale plan

An area of gently undulating arable land, adjacent to Copthall Lane with an established grass track along the eastern boundary. The land has mature hedgerows along the northern and eastern boundaries, and the southern and part of the western boundary are currently unfenced.

The purchaser will be granted a 10m right of access between points A-B-C for all purposes, together with the right to upgrade the existing track and install, repair and maintain services under the track.

Lot 4 - 22.06 acres (8.92ha) edged blue on sale plan

A single parcel of generally level arable land with mature hedgerow boundaries, and road frontage and access to Bardfield Road.

Development Overage
Lots 1 and 2 and the area of Lot 4 cross-hatched black will be sold subject to a Development Overage in the event that planning permission is granted for any residential development on the land.
The uplift will be for 35% of any net development value resulting from the grant of planning permission, change of use or similar consent within a period of 10 years from completion of the sale. The overage will be triggered on commencement of the development or on the sale of the land with residential permission whichever is sooner.

Tenure & Possession
The land is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession. The land has been farmed by a local contractor for a number of years and the contractor has expressed an interest in continuing to farm the land.

Drainage Rates
Environment Agency drainage rates are currently payable at the standard rates.

The land is not registered for VAT however If the sale of the property or any right attached to it is deemed a chargeable supply for the purpose of VAT, such tax shall be payable by the purchaser in addition to the sale price.

Town & Country Planning
The land is situated within Uttlesford District Council and is sold subject to any development plans, tree preservation orders, town planning schedules, applications, permissions and resolutions which may be or come into force. The purchaser(s) will be deemed to have full knowledge and have satisfied themselves as to the provisions of any such matters affecting the property.

Basic Payment Scheme
The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are included in the sale and an appropriate number of entitlements will be transferred to the purchaser (or their nominee) for each of the lots, subject to approval by the Rural Payments Agency.

The seller will retain the BPS income for the 2021 scheme year and the purchaser will be required to indemnify the claimant with regard to any claim in respect of breach of cross compliance or any other relevant scheme regulations for the current year up until 31 December 2021.

Environmental & Grant Schemes
There are no environmental schemes on the land.

Sporting, Timber & Minerals
All sporting, timber and mineral rights are included in the sale insofar as they are owned.

Wayleaves, Easements, Covenants & Rights of Way
The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements, covenants and rights of way whether or not disclosed.

There is a public footpath and an overhead cable along the eastern boundary of Lots 1, 2 and 3.

Tenant Right & Dilapidations
There will be no ingoing valuation and the purchaser shall not claim for dilapidations, if any, in relation to the property.

The land has not been drilled and will be left in its current state following the 2021 harvest.

Exchange & Completion
Exchange of contracts shall be within 28 days of the purchaser(s) solicitor receiving a draft contract. Completion will be by agreement between the parties.

The vendor and vendor´s agents will do their best to specify the ownership of boundary hedges, fences and ditches but will not be bound to determine these. The property is available for inspection and the purchaser(s) will be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the ownership of the boundaries.

Plans, Areas & Schedules
Plans attached to the particulars are based upon the Ordnance Survey and are for identification purposes only.

Local Authority
Uttlesford District Council, Council Offices, London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4ER

Viewings & Further Information
The land can be viewed at any reasonable time with a copy of the sales particulars to hand, subject to prior notification to the Agents. For further information please contact Simon Gooderham or Catherine Hackshall, Cheffins Cambridge (01223) 213777.

As always, potential hazards exist on working farms and it is requested that all viewings are undertaken with care and regard to safety particularly with regard to any areas in and around buildings.

Anti-Money Laundering Regulations
Buyers will be required to provide proof of identity and address to the Selling Agent following acceptance of an offer (subject to contract) and prior to Solicitors being instructed.

Agents Notes
For clarification we wish to inform purchaser(s) that we have prepared these sales particulars as a general guide. None of the statements contained in these particulars as to the property shall be relied on as statements of fact. All measurements are given as a guide and no liability can be accepted for errors arising therefrom. The plan and acreages use gross acreages taken from the Ordnance Survey sheets and are for identification purposes only. The purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have full knowledge of the state and condition thereof and as to the ownership or any tree boundary or any part of the property. If communications, condition of the property, situation or such factors are of a particular importance to you please discuss these priorities with us before arranging an appointment to view. This should avoid a wasted journey. October 2021

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Cambridge Rural Professionals
Clifton House
1&2 Clifton Road

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