LOCATION The site is located within the semi-rural village of Dunkeswick, mid-way between Leeds and Harrogate. It is situated adjacent to Weeton Lane which connects Dunkeswick via the A61 and the A658 to Harewood (c. 2 miles south), Harrogate (c.6 miles north) and Leeds (c.10 miles south). There is a nearby train station (c.2½ miles) in the village of Weeton which offers a regular commuter service to Leeds city centre, the town centre of Harrogate and York city centre beyond.
The site itself is located on the edge of Dunkeswick, an attractive settlement with local amenities approximately 2 miles away in Harewood which includes both primary and secondary schools, post office, village hall, medical centre and public house with local food stores in other nearby villages.
DESCRIPTION The land extends to approximately 1.78 acres (0.72 hectares) with road frontage to the south onto Weeton Lane and presents a rare opportunity to acquire a brownfield site. A certificate of lawful use was recently granted (17/01528/CLEUD) for its current Class B2 Use (General Industrial) with ancillary storage use at the site. (Full details are on the local planning authority’s website).
The property is situated in a semi-rural location and offers scope for future development (subject to planning).
PLANNING MATTERS The property is a brownfield site falling within the Green Belt. According to the National Planning Policy Framework, development is not permitted in the green Belt unless there are exceptional circumstances such as: –
"limited infilling or the partial or complete redevelopment of previously developed sites (brownfield land), whether redundant or in continuing use (excluding temporary buildings), which would not have a greater impact on the openness of the Green Belt and the purposes of including land within the existing development."
AFFORDABLE HOUSING In the event that potential bidders are considering a residential development scheme, then if the scheme is for more than 5 units, please allow for 40% affordable housing pepper-potted through the development in clusters. The tenure and mix will also have to be carefully considered. This information is provided to inform offers and we advise prospective purchasers should also seek their own assurances.
ACCESS & RIGHTS OF WAY The land is currently accessed from the public highway.
SERVICES The site benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage. Interested parties should make their own enquiries to the relevant utilities suppliers.
TENURE & OCCUPATION The property is sold Freehold and Vacant Possession will be available upon Completion of the sale.
EASEMENTS, WAYLEAVES & RIGHTS OF WAY The property is sold subject to all rights of way, both public and private, whether mentioned in these particulars or not which may affect the property.
RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all restrictive covenants both public and private, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
PLANS, AREAS & MEASUREMENTS The plans used in these particulars are for identification purposes only. All boundaries, dimensions and areas are approximate and subject to verification in the title documents.
DIRECTIONS Leave Harrogate on the A61 heading south, driving through Pannal and straight over the roundabout. From here continue a further 2 miles and turn right at the sign for Dunkeswick onto Weeton Lane. Continue along this road for approximately 400 yards and the property is on the right-hand side, identified by the Lister Haigh For Sale Board.
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with the agents Lister Haigh 01423 860322 or email@example.com or the Joint Agent Vernon & Co 01756 748000/ 07702 415772 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCAL AUTHORITY Harrogate Borough Council
METHOD OF SALE The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty although the vendors reserve the right to conclude the sale by any other method.
OFFERS Expressions of Interest/Offers are invited for the whole, either on an outright unconditional basis or a conditional (subject to planning) basis for the freehold interest.
Interested parties should also provide an indication of their development proposals to either Zoe Harrison/Giles Chaplin at Lister Haigh (Knaresborough) Ltd or Peter Vernon at Vernon & Co.
IMPORTANT NOTE Please note that if you have downloaded these particulars from our website, you must contact our office to register your interest to ensure you are kept up to date with the progress of the sale.