Plot – Wetheringsettt, IP14 5PLOffers over £800,000
The land is situated in the settlement of Wetheringsett.
Wetheringsett is a North Suffolk village which is sometimes
referred to as Wetheringsett cum Brockford, but the two are
distinctly separate villages. Wetheringsett falls within the
catchment area of Debenham High School and lies 10 miles
from the market town of Diss and 9 miles from Stowmarket,
which have a broader range of services and facilities, both
having main railway stations connecting on the Norwich to
London Liverpool Street line.
There is good access to main roads with both the A140 and
A14 being easily accessible, gaining access to Ipswich, 16 miles,
Bury St Edmunds, 24 miles and Norwich, 30 miles.
The site is approximately 45 minutes from the Suffolk
coastline, with Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Aldeburgh and
Southwold all being easily accessible.
In Wetheringsett there is a primary school, village hall, playing
fields and a church.
The site is agricultural land and measures approaching 2.5ac
(1.0ha). The boundaries of the land are shown on the front
page, verged burgundy, with the vendor’s retaining an access
strip on the north side to serve their retained agricultural field
to the east of the site.
On the site plan, you will see an area of ground with
cross-hatching and a coloured line running through the centre.
This is the line of a re-routed Anglian Water sewer pipeline.
The existing pipeline is shown on the same site plan as a black
line. The area shown cross-hatched will have restrictions
placed on the same, limiting what landowners can do with this
Outline Planning Permission has been granted on appeal by
the planning inspectorate on 27 April 2023 under Appeal
Reference APP/W3520/W/22/3292871 for the proposed
development of 14 no. dwellings including 4 no. affordable
dwellings, construction of access and associated parking
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
Mid Suffolk Council has adopted the CIL and as such the
developer will need to factor in CIL contributions on top of
the purchase price.
Section 106 Agreement
A Section 106 Agreement has been entered into between
the landowners, Mid Suffolk District Council and Suffolk
County Council. Copies of the Section 106 Agreement,
which is dated 7 July 2022, will be forwarded to interested
parties. Within that agreement two principle payments
referred to are; an affordable housing contribution of
£68,342.40 is to be paid to the District Council; and a
contribution of £18,075, which will be RPI Index Linked,
payable to the County Council for use towards
secondary school transport costs.
The vendors have agreed Heads of Terms for an Option
Agreement and easement to gain access to the adopted
highway with Mid Suffolk District Council over the land
verged blue on these sale particulars. The vendors will pay
Mid Suffolk District Council £206,668 to exercise the
Option, simultaneously the property will be sold to a
developer. Upon the Option being exercised, the developer
would then be required to demolish the existing garages on
the Council’s land and associated hard standings and shall
remove all construction and demolishing materials arising
and construct 12 parking spaces of such configuration and to
such standard as shall be agreed with the Council (such
consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed) within
6 months of the date of the deed. The access road
constructed on the Council’s land shall be of the requiredstandard that it may be adopted into the highway network.
The maintenance costs will be borne by the purchaser
(developer) until such time as the access road is adopted
into the highway network.
Between Mid Suffolk’s land and the land offered for sale is a
narrow strip of land which will be retained by the vendors.
An easement will be granted to the purchaser over this
narrow strip of land for all purposes, as verged yellow on
the particulars of sale. The purchaser will be required to
construct a road and pedestrian footways to an adoptable
standard through this strip and will be responsible for the
maintenance of this strip until such time as it has been
Purchasers should make their own enquiries in relation to
the position and availability of services.
From Diss take the A140 southbound. As you go through
Brockford take a left as you leave the village, signposted for
Wetheringsett, follow this road for approximately half a
mile. On entering the village of Wetheringsett bear right at
the T-junction, signposted for the Mid Suffolk Light Railway
and follow this road for approximately half a mile and then
turn left into a small cul-de-sac of residential development
and the site access can be found shortly afterwards on your
Postcode: IP14 5PL
Viewing Strictly by appointment with the Agent only
Agent Edward Baskerville
Tel: 01379 651 931
Contacts Mid Suffolk District Council Planning Dept.
Planning Ref: APP/W3520/W/22/3292871
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