Land & Development Sites in Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and surrounding areas
|Summary Description||UNDER OFFER - MIXED RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT OPPPRTUNITY - UNCONDITIONAL OR CONDITIONAL OFFERS INVITED by 15 DECEMBER 2010|
LOCATION The Birchwood Garage site is situated on the eastern side of the London Road (A26) linking Tunbridge Wells to the south (approx 3 miles), and Tonbridge to the north (approx 5 miles). The A21 dual carriageway is around one mile to the north providing direct access to Junction 5, M25 at Sevenoaks. There are nearby shops in Southborough around 0.2 miles to the south and there are bus stops close by.
The property is diagonally opposite Southborough Common and cricket ground with woodlands to the west, and the site backs onto playing fields.
DESCRIPTION Comprises a broadly level site with substantial frontage to London Road and current uses on the site consist of the following:
Petrol filling station
Classic car showrooms and workshops to the rear together with car wash facility.
Extensive car parking and hardstanding areas.
The site extends to approx 1.655 acres (0.67 hectares)
The buildings extend to around 13,800 sq.ft. gross (1,282 sq.m.)
PLANNING The site is located within the Limits of Built Development as shown in the Tunbridge Wells Borough Local Plan. The site lies immediately adjacent to a recreation ground designated as Kent Special Landscape Area and adjacent to the Green Belt and High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Part of the site lies within the Southborough Conservation Area.
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council recently Refused permission under Planning Application No.10/01458/FULMJ/RCC for the demolition of the existing petrol filling station and car dealership buildings and the construction of 28 No. dwellings and office.
The application comprised the following:
28 New homes:
7 x 1 bedroom flats
4 x 2 bedroom flats
10 x 2 bedroom houses
1 x 3 bedroom house
6 x 4/5 bedroom house
Plus a small office area (50 sq.m.)
Broadly, permission was refused for reasons of:
- Layout and design.
- Inadequate provision for the inclusion of renewable energy measures.
- Inadequate air quality assessment.
- Failure to identify adequate community contributions.
- Failure to provide adequate replacement employment provision.
- Conservation Area Consent has been granted for the demolition of the existing buildings (TW/10/01459/CAC)
SITE POTENTIAL It is considered the site has potential for a mixed use development incorporating residential/commercial or care home, retail/motor trade, hotel use etc.
TENURE The property is to be sold freehold and is shown edged red on the plan provided strictly for identification purposes.
TENANCIES Buildings on the site are currently fully let by way of Tenancies at Will or leases incorporating break clauses, currently producing a total rental annual income of £118,668 per annum.
METHOD OF SALE UNCONDITIONAL OR CONDITIONAL OFFERS INVITED by 15 DECEMBER 2010.
LOCAL AUTHORITY Tunbridge Wells Borough Council 01892 526121.
VAT The sale price will NOT be subject to VAT.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION A CD Information Pack is available from BRACKETTS for £30 incl Vat containing the following:
- Site History
- Planning History
- Design & Access Statement
- Design Development & Proposals, Plans and Elevations together with Accommodation Schedules
- Surveys including: Air Quality, Ground Survey, Traffic Statement, Renewable Energy and Arboricultural Survey.
PLEASE CONTACT JEFFREY MOYS
Tel: 01732 350503
LEGAL COSTS Each party to be responsible for their own legal costs.
For more more information on Birchwood Garage, SOUTHBOROUGH, please contact Bracketts Tonbridge office, phone 01732-350-503, Fax 01732-359-754, email@example.com