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Southbrook Lane, Whimple, Exeter
Offers in excess of £750,000 | 1.73 acres

Property features

• Greenfield residential development site
• Semi-rural location
• 1.73 acres (0.7 hectares)
• Services available
• Close to Exeter

The land is situated on Southbrook Lane, being part of the garden of Southbrook House, a beautiful period property situated close to the popular villages of Rockbeare and Whimple in East Devon. The A30 dual carriageway and Exeter International Airport (4 miles) are easily accessible. The new community of Cranbrook is nearby which has a range of local facilities and a railway station on the Waterloo line, which also connects into Exeter and thereby onto the Paddington line. The cathedral and university city of Exeter, with its range of facilities befitting a centre of this importance, is only 8 miles. Whimple also has a good range of local facilities plus a railway station. A new secondary school has recently opened at Cranbrook. The south coast at Exmouth, Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton are within a reasonable drive, whilst other areas of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are a short drive away.

This greenfield site has permission for up to 9 new dwellings. Indicative scheme shows nine detached properties; 1 x 3-bed (100m2), 4 x 4-bed (130m2) and 4 x 5-bed (200-220m2). There is provision for 7 garages and 18 parking spaces. The purchasers will be responsible for some accommodation works between the site and Southbrook House, including the construction of a new boundary wall and works to replace the access into Southbrook House.

East Devon District Council granted Outline Planning Permission on the 28th June 2019, under Ref. No. 18/2588/OUT. The planning consent and accompanying documents are available on the East Devon District Council website.

Within the planning consent there are 13 Conditions and all purchasers must satisfy themselves of all relevant planning matters, including these, prior to submitting any offer.

The S106 Contribution is £112,032 index linked, towards offsite Affordable Housing. A copy is available from Stags.

It is believed the site is in the EDDC zone where £125/m2 is payable for the finished dwellings

Access to a pack of information containing Ecological, Arboricultural, Ground Investigation, Foul Drainage, Flood Risk and Transport reports, along with the Outline Planning Application among other documents is available to prospective purchasers on request.

The freehold land is offered for sale by Private Treaty as a whole.

From Junction 29 of the M5 motorway, proceed on the A30 eastwards, turning off at Exeter Airport. Follow the signs to Cranbrook along London Road. Soon after the Jack in the Green pub, turn left into Southbrook Lane and the pillared entrance to Southbrook House and the subject site is on the left, on a slight right hand bend.

The owners would consider selling their fine Georgian house, adjoining, plus further land. Further information from the agents.

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