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For Sale: POA

Thorpe Road, Little Clacton, Clacton-on-sea, Essex, CO16 9RZ

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The site (hatched red) comprises rough grazing bounded by hedges and trees. The land lies in a single block totalling 9.88 acres with frontage to Thorpe Road and Holland Road. Access to the site is from Thorpe Road.

To the east of the site is a further 7 acres of additional land which is also allocated for housing that can be accessed through the subject site. This land has been the subject of an application for residential permission (ref. 19/01081) for 82 houses and is available by separate negotiation.

Clacton on Sea benefits from a well established and resilient housing market which is well placed to take advantage of forecast demographic growth in the region.

The property is situated on the outskirts of Clacton on Sea and approx. 3 miles north of the town centre. The site is within a half mile of Clacton Factory Outlet Shopping Village and the large Morrisons Supermarket situated on Centennial Way.

The location benefits from good transport links being just 2 miles east of the A133 which leads to the A120 and the east coat ports of Harwich and Felixstowe and the A12 trunk road providing links to Ipswich and Norwich to the north and Chelmsford, the M25 and London to the south.

Clacton-on-Sea railway station is approximately 2.5 miles to the south and offers a direct service to London Liverpool Street (approx. 90 minutes).

Full Planning Permission (ref.16/00421/FUL) has been granted over the entire site for the "Construction of a development of 81 predominantly single storey retirement dwellings". There is no age restriction in the planning conditions.

The planning authority have indicated that they are happy to consider an alternative mix of house types which could deliver in excess of 120 houses. The attached indicative layout plan shows how the site could be developed out as a mixed housing development.

The Scheme comprises:
21 no. 2 bed terraced bungalow
4 no. 2 bed semi-detached bungalow
26 no. 3 Bedroom semi-detached bungalow
28 no. 3 Bedroom detached bungalow
2 no. 4 Bedroom detached house

There is an extant S106 Agreement in relation to the approved planning permission which provides for affordable housing, education and healthcare contributions but all contributions are deferred. There is no financial liability if the scheme is completed by 29th June 2023. Thereafter, in each case, any liability is subject to a Viability Assessment with contributions capped at the sums defined in the S106 Agreement.

Details of the permitted scheme if required can be downloaded from Tendring District Council's Planning Portal or by request to Fenn Wright. Potential purchasers are advised to direct any planning enquiries to Tendring District Council

Main services are believed to be available in the local area.

The site is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession. There are no known easements or current rights of way or wayleaves crossing the site.

An Information Pack including a copy of the Decision Notice, S106 Agreement, Floor layouts, Topographical Survey, Engineering and Flood Risk Assessments, Services Report and Phase I Desk Study is available upon request.

The property as shown edged red on the plan is to be offered for sale as a whole by private treaty on a conditional or unconditional basis. Potential purchasers are requested to register their interest with us as soon as possible. The Vendor reserves the right to accept any offer received at any time subject to conditions or otherwise without reference to registered applicants.

Price on Application.

The Vendors have not waived their exemption to VAT and will not do so prior to exchange of contracts.

Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 1SE
Telephone: 01255 686868.

Each side to bear their own costs. The successful Purchaser will be required to provide a legal undertaking of £5,000 plus VAT in respect of any abortive legal costs incurred if the Purchaser withdraws prior to exchange .

Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agent:
Fenn Wright
20 Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1HL
01245 261 226
Roger Hayward
Louisa Hunt


  • Attractive 'Ready to Go' Greenfield Development Opportunity
  • Approx 9.88 Acres (3.99 Hectares)
  • Full Planning Permission for 79 Bungalows & 2 Houses
  • 0% Affordable
  • Signed S106 Agreement dated 29 June 2017 wiith Nil Financial Contribution for Early Completion
  • Approx 2.5 Miles from Clacton Town Centre
  • Possible Retirement Village or High Profile Gated Development
  • Information Pack available upon request

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