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Horncastle is a popular Lincolnshire Market Town located about 22 miles east of Lincoln. The Town has a population of circa 6,500 and lies to the south of the Lincolnshire Wolds, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.
The Town offers a good range of local amenities including the highly regarded Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and is well known throughout the country as a centre for antique sales.
The Town sits at the crossroads of two of Lincolnshire’s major roads, the A158 which joins the City of Lincoln with the County’s East Coast resorts and the A153 which joins Horncastle to Louth in the north and Sleaford/Grantham in the south. Woodhall Spa and its internationally renowned golf courses is also located about 5 miles away.
Other amenities in the town include a Tesco and Co-op supermarkets and a wide variety of other local retailers.
The property comprises a substantial parcel of greenfield residential development land located on the south eastern side of the Town in what is a well established residential location.
There is a Detailed Planning Permission on Phases 1 and 2 of the land for 52 dwellings, to enable development to start on site immediately.
In our opinion there is scope for increasing the number of dwellings on the remaining Phases 3, 4 and 5 of the site by up to 104 additional units, meaning the site could accommodate 156 units in total, subject to the receipt of the necessary planning permission.
Phases 1 and 2 extend to 3.77 hectares (9.32 acres)
Phases 3, 4 and 5 extend to 5.27 hectares (12.68 acres)
Total Site Area – 9.04 hectares (22 acres)
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Full Planning Permission was granted on Appeal under reference APP/D2510/A/14/2228085, which allows for the development of 52 houses on Phases 1 and 2. There is the potential to alter the Planning Permission to accommodate further dwellings on Phases 3, 4 and 5. As stated above, in our opinion (and the technical data supports this), the site is capable of accommodating up to 156 units in total, subject to the receipt of the necessary Planning Permission.
Full details of the Planning Permissions and the associated technical reports and information are available on request from the joint Agents. There is an S106 Agreement in place, but this is currently being renegotiated with the Local Planning Authority and further information can be provided on request. The Planning Application can be viewed on the ELDC Planning Portal under reference S/086/02478/12.
The property is offered freehold with vacant possession on completion.
Please note the site has rights of drainage to the Thunker Drain from the north west corner in a north westerly direction and an easement from the northern ditches in a northerly direction.
The Vendors will also retain unencumbered access to their retained land to the north. Further information is available on request. BDLD CMCL
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