The site is located on the edge of Leckhampton, a district in South Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. The site is situated 1.8 miles south of Cheltenham Town Centre, to the west of Leckhampton Road, opposite its junction with Old Bath Road.
The site is bordered by Leckhampton Road to the east, with detached residential dwellings beyond. To the north is an area of undeveloped land containing a Scout hut, with the west/ south-westerly aspect abutting open countryide. The site is bordered to the south by further undeveloped land, with a residential dwelling and its curtilage beyond.
There is a good local transport road network with the M5 being accessible in ten minutes via the A40. Gloucester and Bristol are approximately a 20 and 50 minute drive respectively.
Local transport connections include rail links from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street and Bristol (Temple Meads) with journey times of approximately 45 minutes each.
The site is irregular in shape and extends to approximately 1.4 acres/0.6 hectares.
The site is made up of two parts - the eastern part is an area of undeveloped land with overgrown vegetation with frontage onto Leckhampton Road. It provides access, via a track, to the western part which is a disused concrete covered reservoir. The two parts of the site are dissected by a public footpath.
The site is accessed directly from Leckhampton Road.
The vendor is selling the site on a freehold basis with vacant possession.
The property is not elected for VAT
Each party is to be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in the transaction.
The emerging Gloucester, Cheltenham & Tewkesbury Joint Core Strategy indicates that the western parcel of the site has been removed from the Green Belt, however it remains part of an AONB. Arguably, the reservoir is an artificial feature within the landscape and therefore would raise questions as to whether the site should be released from the AONB.
The eastern part of the site is undeveloped and is considered to be suitable for residential development, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. This part of the site is unconstrained by Green Belt or AONB designation and is formally shown within the PUA (Principal Urban Area).
GL Hearn recommends that potential purchasers make their own enquiries to the local authority regarding planning matters. For further information on planning please visit: https://www.cheltenham.gov.uk/info/42/planning
The site is offered for sale by informal tender with the bid deadline set for noon 14th January 2019.
The Vendor is seeking offers on an unconditional and conditional basis. Please visit the dataroom for the bids pro forma.
Subject to Contract
Agents for this property
Andrew Smith FRICS SIOR
Carter Jonas - Partner Commercial
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