Moorfield Road, Whittlesford CB22

Moorfield Road, Whittlesford CB22

0.4 acres (0.162 hectares)


This vacant site is offered for sale by way of a conditional contract subject to planning.

The site is approximately rectangular in shape with an overall area of 0.4 acres (0.16 hectares) and currently comprises amenity land.

The Opportunity

This vacant site is offered for sale by way of a conditional contract subject to planning.


The subject site is located in Whittlesford, 13.5km (8.5 miles) south of Cambridge. Whittlesford is a popular village with a shop, public houses and good village amenities. The large village of Sawston is located 3.4km (2 miles) to the north east and benefits from a full range of shops and amenity facilities.

The approach to the development will be through Knights Orchard which has direct access on to Station Road and is bordered to the south by the A505. Junction 10 of the M11 motorway is 2.1km (1.3 miles) to the west of the site and the A11 is 4.3km (2.7 miles) to the east.

The site is located 500m (0.3 miles) west of Whittlesford Parkway Railway Station which has frequent direct services into Cambridge in 11 minutes and frequent direct services to London Liverpool Street in 1 hour.


The site is approximately rectangular in shape with an overall area of 0.4 acres (0.16 hectares) and currently comprises amenity land.

The existing site access is currently from Moorfield Road however, this will be replaced by access through Knights Orchard once development takes place.


A planning application (ref: S/4751/18/FL) for 8 dwellings was refused by South Cambridgeshire District Council on 11 February 2019. The Decision Notice and other technical reports relating to the submission can be found in the data room. A resubmission of the application was withdrawn on 15 October 2019.

It is understood the principle of Residential Development is accepted and the density will need to be reduced to between 5 and 6 units.


The property is offered freehold with vacant possession.


The property has not been elected for VAT.

Commercial Terms

• The owner is offering a conditional contract.
• The agreement will initially be for a period of 6 months with the right to extend for a further 12 months if a planning application or appeal decision is outstanding.
• The purchaser to be responsible for all costs involved in securing the planning consent.
• The planning application to be submitted in the joint names of the owner and the purchaser, to ensure the owner has step in rights if the purchaser withdraws.
• All the surveys and reports commissioned by the purchaser to be in the joint names of the owner and the purchaser to ensure they are available to the owner at no additional cost if the purchaser withdraws.
• The planning application to be submitted to the local planning authority within four months of the agreement being entered into.
• The purchaser to advise the owner within 14 days of the grant of planning permission whether it is deemed to be an acceptable consent.
• Completion to take place 10 working days after the expiry of the Judicial Review period.
• The purchaser to pay £10,000 plus VAT to be split equally between the owner’s solicitor and surveyors upon entering into the conditional contract. For the avoidance of doubt this figure will not be deducted from the ultimate purchase price.
• The purchaser to state whether or not a sales and/or planning overage is being offered.
• The purchaser to be responsible for any Section 106 / CIL payable in addition to the land price.
• The purchaser will have right to connect to the road and conduits in the Knights Orchard road adjacent including surface water drains.

Method of Sale

The subject site is for sale by way of Private Treaty; however, we reserve the right to conclude the marketing by way of an Informal Tender process.

Additional Information

A data room is available via a bespoke microsite which includes the following information:

• Design and Access Statement
• Hedge Report
• Ecology Report
• Acoustic Report
• Ground Investigation Report
• Flood Risk and SUDS Assessment
• Noise Impact Assessment
• Planning Refusal Notice (ref: 5/4751/18/FL)
• Topographical Survey
• Legal Summary
• Title Plan and Register
• A planning overview
• New Homes Values Report

Access details can be obtained upon request from the selling agents.


Offers are invited on a Subject to Planning Basis.

All offers to be received in accordance with the requirements set out in the commercial terms on these sales particulars.


Access to the site can be obtained from the public highway, the site is relatively overgrown and interested parties wishing to view will have to take appropriate care and attention. The Owners and Agents are not liable for the safety of parties inspecting the site.

Contact details are provided within the accompanying brochure / particulars.

Key Property Details
Stand Alone Site Greenfield Village
Plot Range
1 to 5 Plots 6 to 20 Plots
Subject to Planning No Affordable
Size of land
0.4 acres (0.162 hectares)
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