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For Sale: £2,700,000

Under Offer

Old Station Works, Westerfield Road, Westerfield, East Of England, IP6

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Westerfield is a small village located approximately 2 miles north of Ipswich. The village is served by two public houses, The Swan and The Railway and a church. Its train station is on the Ipswich-Lowestoft East Coast line, Ipswich train station providing a regular InterCity service to London Liverpool Street with a journey time of just over an hour.

The A14 dual carriageway is within less than 4 miles to the west and provides excellent road communications with Felixstowe, Bury St Edmunds, London and the national motorway network. The eastern section of the A12 is about 6 miles to the east providing access to Woodbridge and the rest of the East Suffolk Coastal area.

The site is located on the east side of the village adjacent to Westerfield Business Centre and opposite one of the intended entrances to the proposed country park within the Henley Gate development.


The property comprises a greenfield site together with a former builders yard to the rear. The site has a frontage onto Westerfield Road (B1077) and is bordered to the south by a railway embankment and by a green lane to the north and east. The site extends to approximately 7.45 acres (3.015 hectares).


The property benefits from outline planning permission for the development of 50 market houses and 25 affordable dwellings, granted on 27th June 2019 (reference DC18/3850/OUT). The planning permission also includes consent for 1,285 sq m of commercial accommodation upon the adjoining site edged blue on the plan, which is to be retained and development by the vendor.

A Section 106 Agreement was completed in June 2019 which provides for the affordable housing mix together with highway, transport, primary school, early years and habitat mitigation contributions.

A further planning consent was granted on 26th October 2020 to separate the planning conditions relating to the residential element from those relating to the commercial element (reference DC/20/1712/VOC).

The indicative scheme provides for the following housing mix:

Unit Type Open Market Affordable
4 bed houses 9 2
4 bed bungalows 3
3 bed houses 22 4
2 bed houses 16 8
1 bed / box houses 8
1 bed bungalows 3
TOTAL 50 25


The vendor intends to install the new shared access to serve both the residential and commercial developments to an adoptable standard. The vendor also intends to install a suitable foul drainage connection to the boundary of the site. The vendor will wish to reserve the right to connect into the surface water drainage system installed by the purchaser in order to serve its retained property.

It is understood that mains water and electricity are available although all interested parities should make their own enquiries with the relevant service providers.


The vendor intends to demolish the redundant buildings upon the residential development site at the same time as demolishing those on the commercial development site.

A Phase II intrusive survey has identified certain contamination upon the site and the purchaser will be required to undertake the necessary remediation works as part of the development of the site and indemnify the vendor's accordingly. A copy of the Phase II report is available within the Information Pack referred to below.

Information Pack

An Information Pack is available to download from our website http:\

The Information Pack includes a copy of the following:

Title Register and Plan
Decision Notices
Section 106 Agreement
Indicative Layout
Topographical Survey
Phase II Contamination Report
Various other relevant documents

Local Authority

East Suffolk District Council
East Suffolk House
Woodbridge, IP12 1RT

Tel: 01394 383789


The site is for sale by informal tender. Best and final offers are to be submitted by 12 noon on Friday 26th March 2021 and further details are available upon

The site is VAT exempt.

Ransom Strip

The vendor intends to retain a ransom strip along the north west boundary adjoining the neighbouring


  • Residential Development Opportunity.
  • Pleasant village location with good access to Ipswich and the Suffolk Coastal area.
  • Outline planning permission for 75 houses including 50 market and 25 affordable dwellings.
  • Opposite proposed country park.


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