Seavington St Michael, Somerset TA19
Residential development land with outline planning permission for up to eight dwellings with phosphates solution
The property lies on the northern edge of Seavington St Michael off Upton Lane. Seavington St Michael is an attractive Somerset village located between Ilminster and South Petherton. Taunton is located approximately 16 miles north west and Yeovil approximately 11 miles east.
Seavington St Michael benefits from strong transport links to the Ilminster Bypass (A303) which in turn connects to Taunton and the national motorway network (M5) via the A358. There is a bus stop on New Road located at the south end of Upton Lane providing a regular service between Crewkerne and Ilminster. Regular train services run into London Waterloo from Crewkerne (2hrs 20) and to London Paddington from Taunton (1hr 55).
The property is within a short distance of the Volunteer Inn and Seavington Village Store. Further facilities including Tesco Superstore, Swanmead Community School and Greenfylde First School can be found in nearby Ilminster.
The property extends to approximately 1.09 acres (0.44 hectares). It is accessed off Upton Lane, where there is an existing highway and hammerhead.
The land currently forms part of a larger enclosure of agricultural land in arable production, extending further to the east, west and north. The property is bound by existing residential development to the immediate south against Abbots Close.
Upton Lane is a Public Right of Way which runs from south to north and dissects the property. The topography of the land is broadly level.
South Somerset District Council (SSDC) granted outline planning permission on 25th July 2019 for: Outline application for the erection of 8 dwellings Planning Application Reference: 18/02320/OUT
The approved Site Layout Plan that was submitted with the outline planning application details the following:
- Residential development of eight dwellings, with associated driveways and garaging to all properties
- Allocation of two plots (P5 and P6) as single storey
- Retention of the public footpath; and
- Landscape screening against the northern boundary to the property
The proposed development comprises outline planning permission with all matters reserved, save for access.
Access will be taken from the existing hammerhead at Upton Lane.
The vendor intends to retain the ‘landscape strip’ along the northern boundary, which was approved via a reserved matters application granted by South Somerset District Council on 13th January 2021 for:
Reserved matters application following the outline approval of 18/0230/OUT for structural landscaping around the perimeter of the site.
Planning Application Reference: 20/01232/REM
Interested parties should be aware that land fronting on Upton Lane and included within the planning application boundary falls within the adopted highway and not within the vendor’s title. This land therefore does not form part of the sale property. Interested parties should refer to the highway search included within the legal pack.
The vendor has had constructive discussions with South Somerset District Council and Natural England and has agreed an appropriate scheme of mitigation in principle, subject to planning permission and the completion of a Section 106 agreement.
The proposed mitigation scheme will be delivered by the vendor on land within its control and can be made available to the purchaser subject to agreement of commercial terms.
Further details can be provided upon request.
An Information Pack has been prepared to accompany these particulars and includes all relevant planning, technical and legal information, as well as bidding guidance. For a copy of the Information Pack, please contact Leo Goodman-Jones on the details provided below.
01865 819 633
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession by private treaty with unconditional offers sought.
It should be noted that the vendor intends to retain the ‘landscape strip’ along the northern boundary as shown on the Indicative Site Layout Plan. The vendor will carry out the landscaping obligations in line with the approved reserved matters application.
The vendor will consider overage as a part of offers received.
Offers should be submitted by email in accordance with the bidding guidance. Further information is contained within the Information Pack.
The vendor will reserve full and unencumbered rights over the property for access and services from Upton Lane to its retained land, along a route to be agreed between points A - B.
The Property may be viewed from Upton Lane. Parties wishing to walk the site should arrange an appointment with Carter Jonas.