This greenfield site is roughly rectangular in shape and comprises part of two fields extending to 3.012 ha (7.44 acres) or thereabouts, the balance of which falls away to the north to Nettleham Beck. Vehicular access is taken from Sudbrooke Lane via The Hawthorns, an adopted highway serving a modern development of largely detached properties. Open fields extend to the east.
Nettleham is a historic village with a picturesque centre including many stone-built properties. It offers a wide range of local shops and services including many independent traders, several public houses, a Health Centre and separate Infant and Junior Schools, as well as local employment opportunities in the village centre and off Deepdale Lane, opposite the Lincolnshire County Police Headquarters. The village is also in the direct catchment of the highly regarded William Farr Academy at Welton, although there is easy access to a number of other good secondary schools in Lincoln.
The village is well known for its sense of community and in addition to those facilities mentioned there are a number of leisure and sports facilities available in the village of a high standard, including at Mulsanne Park and the new premises of Lincoln RFC.
The land is situated on the eastern edge of Nettleham, a sought-after commuter village about five miles north-east of Lincoln City Centre, as shown on the Location Plan with these details.
Lincoln is the administrative capital of the County of Lincolnshire with two expanding universities. It has a vibrant retail core, is an internationally renowned tourist centre and boasts major specialist engineering employers, building on nearly two centuries of engineering history.
Nettleham itself enjoys direct access to the A46 which runs from Grimsby via the Lincoln Bypass, to the A1 and the wider motorway network, and this accessibility will be improved further with the opening of the Lincoln Eastern Bypass which is scheduled for completion in May 2020. Direct train services to and from London Kings Cross (journey time approximately 2 hours) are due to increase in number from Lincoln Central Station from late 2019.
A choice of main roads lead into the City Centre and to main employment areas and there are major superstores and other retail centres within a short drive in north-east Lincoln.
Following an allocation in the Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plan for an indicative 50 dwellings, outline planning permission was granted by West Lindsey District Council on 5th July 2019, subject to a Section 106 Agreement completed on the 4th July.
Whilst the application lodged was for up to 63 dwellings (based on the Illustrative Masterplan that is included in these particulars), the Council opted to limit the permission to a maximum of 50 dwellings, contrary to the recommendation of their planning officers. The decision notice issued, however, states that the indicative plan proves that the site can accommodate 63 dwellings, including 16 affordable, and consequently an appeal has been lodged against the 50-dwelling limitation. Under Option A on the Tender Form, interested parties are invited to bid on the basis of the current approval and alternatively on the assumption that the appeal is successful. The appeal decision is expected early in the New Year.
Full details and copies of the consent granted and associated S106 plus other planning documents are included in the Information Pack but key points are as follows: -
The Outline Planning Permission includes a number of pre-commencement conditions including a requirement that 30% of dwellings should meet Part M4(2) of the Building Regulations.
There are further locally specific conditions relating to an ecological strategy provided for in the application relating to the local environment and Nettleham Beck and relating to a new footpath link.
CIL will be payable in accordance with the adopted policy of West Lindsey District Council. Further information can be found at www.westlindsey.gov.uk/my-services/planning-andbuilding/community-infrastructure-levy-cil/
Under the S106 Agreement there is a 25% affordable housing requirement (70/30 rented to shared ownership).
Education and Health Contributions are to be paid prior to completion of 50% of dwellings on site. The Education Contribution will be based on the bedroom accommodation of houses approved and the Health Contribution will be calculated on the basis of £632.50 per dwelling built.
Offers are invited subject to contract and should be submitted to the offices of Banks Long & Co in a plain sealed envelope marked only “Tender – Land off The Hawthorns” to be received no later than 13:00 on Wednesday the 13th November 2019.
Any offer should be for a specific amount, not related to any other offer, and ideally for an odd number to reduce the possibility of identical bids. Unconditional offers are preferred, but conditional offers (if accepted) may be time limited.
Tenders may be submitted by email, strictly by prior arrangement with Banks Long & Co to maintain confidentiality, to be addressed to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, but a hard copy must follow immediately in the post.
Having regard to the Vendors’ longer term aspirations for further development on their Retained Land and the importance therefore of the quality of design and delivery on the consented land, interviews will be held with shortlisted bidders on Friday the 22nd November 2019.
Following these interviews, the successful bidder will be notified and will be required to exchange contracts conditionally or unconditionally, within 30 working days of receipt by their solicitors of the draft contract documentation.