The site extends to about 19 acres in total and is positioned on the east of Buxted village centre on the north side of the A272/Station Road. Buxted village services and facilities including a range of local shops, and main line station offering direct services to London (London Bridge) are about half a mile to the east and the village primary school, located a short way to the west of the site. The land comprises of a single field parcel, presently in agricultural use enclosed by hedges and trees and bounded by the A272 Road on the southern boundary. Access to the site is currently gained via a field gate in the south east corner of the site leading into a small surfaced parking area. To the east of the site, is linear residential development that fronts the A272, and extends east to Buxted village centre. The River Uck runs alongside the eastern boundary of the site. To the west are singular detached dwellings and Buxted Primary School. Lakes extend along much of the northern boundary of the site with farmland beyond.
The site is excluded from all conservation areas, AONB or protected landscapes and is classified Flood Zone 1, indicating low risk.
Buxted is one of the district’s larger villages, with a range of local shops and services including a primary school, a doctors surgery, churches, local inns, a village store and a railway station offering services to London. Uckfield town centre is approximately 3 miles distant and offers a more comprehensive range of shops and public facilities including a leisure centre, secondary and sixth form education, and main line railway station with lines to London. The larger centre of Haywards Heath with a faster direct train service to London (Victoria) and London Bridge can be accessed via the A272 and is approximately 13 miles distant. The county town of Lewes and Royal Spa town of Tunbridge Wells are within easy driving distance. The south coast resorts of Brighton and Eastbourne are both about 20 miles away. The A272 provides access to the main A22 and A26 roads nearby to the west, in turn connecting to the M25 and wider motorway network.
There are presently no main services connected to the site.
Easements, Wayleaves, Covenants and Rights of Way The property is sold with any easements, wayleaves, covenants, rights of way that exist whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
The site falls within the parish of Buxted under Wealden District Council Planning Authority. It is considered that the site holds good short term prospects for a significant residential scheme. The land owner has submitted a Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHEELA) to the LPA dated August 2020 proposing residential development of the site at a net scale of between 150-200 units.
Local Authority Wealden District Council.
Tenure and Possession
Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
Method of Sale The site is being offered by way of informal tender. Tenders are to be set out on the attached tender form and must be received by 12 noon on Monday 28th September 2020 at Samuel & Son’s Horam Office. The site is being offered on a subject to planning basis; consideration will be given to either a Promotion or an Option Agreement.
Viewing Strictly by prior appointment with the Vendor’s Agent. The Vendor and their Agent take no responsibility for the safety of parties viewing the property.
The purchaser is expected to enter an undertaking to pay the Vendor’s legal and professional fees.