Development Site with Planning For

Grove View Offton Sold Subject to Contract

Development Site with full Planning Permission for 2no. detached houses and 3no. detached bungalows, with approximately 7,700 square feet in total of internal accommodation, located in central Suffolk.


Hadleigh – 6 miles;  Stowmarket – 8 miles;  Ipswich – 9 miles;  (All mileages approximate)


For Sale by Private Treaty as a Whole.  Sales of individual plots may be considered by separate negotiation.

Location Plan


Proposed Site Plan





The property lies West of the village of Offton, off Bildeston Road. Offton is a rural village located approximately 8 miles North West of Ipswich and 6 miles from Hadleigh. Local amenities include a public house, village hall, St. Mary’s Church and it is conveniently situated for access to the A12/A14 trunk road. There is a community shop in the neighbouring village of Somersham, where there is also a local primary school.




The property extends to approximately 0.58 hectares (1.42 acres), comprising a number of farm buildings (converted to a business park), hard standing and grass land.
The site is currently occupied by a series of buildings, which we have identified as Buildings 1, 2 & 3. These buildings are currently being used as a mixture of former agricultural units; converted to storage/distribution and office use. The site is directly bounded by fields to the east, north and west; and by two residential properties to the south. The adjacent land is separated by a line of trees/vegetation along the northern, western, and southern boundaries. The eastern boundary is more open and offers good views across the fields.

Existing Buildings

Building 1 is of concrete construction, with suspected asbestos cladding and roofing. The building is separated into office space and a warehouse. The offices have carpeted floors, while the warehouse has a concrete floor.
Building 2 is of rendered concrete and brick, with suspected asbestos cladding and roofing. Currently split into two former warehouses.
Building 3 is of corrugated metal construction with a concrete floor.


A number of smaller outbuildings, including WC block, remain.

The total internal area of the existing buildings extends to approximately 716 metres squared (7715sqft)

Planning Permission

Full planning permission for the erection of 5no. dwellings, following demolition of the existing buildings, was granted by Mid Suffolk district Council on Wed 29 Apr 2020. Application reference DC/19/03955. A copy of the permission and plans are available via the data room and Mid Suffolk District Council.

CIL & Affordable Housing

We understand this Planning Permission comes with zero CIL liabilities and no affordable housing obligations, however purchaser should make their own enquiries in this regard.

The Plans

The plans relating to the granted permission were prepared by Peter Wells Architects. The proposed scheme offers a total accommodation extending to some 715.8m² broken down as follows:

Dwelling                                                     Gross Internal Floor Area
Plots 1, 2 & 3 (3 bed detached                  120.8 m² [1300 ft²] each
chalet bungalows)

Plots 4 & 5 (4 bed detatched  houses)     176.7 m² [1902 ft²] each houses)

All documentation and plans are available in the Landbridge Dataroom at:
password: Offton1



Strictly by appointment with Landbridge. Given the potential hazards of empty buildings, we ask that any visitors be as vigilant as possible when making any inspection. We also ask that the government guidelines relating to COVID-19 are adhered to when viewing the property.



Grove View, Bildeston Road, Offton, Suffolk, IP8 4RT

Title Number: 


General Remarks and Stipulations

Method of Sale

The property is offered for sale as a Whole, by Private Treaty.
Sales of individual plots may be considered by separate negotiation. Please contact the Vendors’ Agents for further details.

Tenure and Possession

The land is offered for sale freehold.

Sporting, Minerals and Timber

In so far as they are owned by the Vendor, rights of sporting mineral and timber are included in the sale. All such rights are believed to be owned by the Vendor.


The existing buildings are connected to water and electricity and the WC block is serviced by a septic tank. The existing buildings are heated by oil, in a tank adjacent to Building 1.
A Services Report has been commissioned and will be available in the data room.

Easements, Covenants, Rights of Way and Restrictions

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements, quasi-easements, rights of way, covenants and restrictions whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
The Access is currently registered under a separate title, the freehold of which may be available by separate negotiation.

The Vendors and their successors in title reserve full rights of access, in common with the Purchaser, and access to any services for current use and for all future uses, and the right to upgrade and maintain. Maintenance of the access track will be as per the user.  Details of existing access arrangements are available on the registered title.

Should anyone wish to amend the planning or change the design of the buildings then they will need to seek the Vendors or their successors in title’s prior written approval (not to be unreasonably withheld).

Boundaries, Plans, Areas, Schedules and Disputes

The boundaries are based on the Ordnance Survey and registered title are for reference only. The purchaser(s) will be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and any error or mistake shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof. Local Authority Mid Suffolk District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX


Conditional and unconditional offers are invited by 12noon on Wednesday 8 July 2020. It is important that any conditions attached to any offers are clearly outlined and in particular those relating to payment terms. Offers should be made in writing to the Vendor’s agent marked ‘Business Park, Offton’.

However, the Vendor reserves the right to sell the Property without such procedure. It is intended that exchange of contract will take place within 28 days of the Purchaser’s solicitor receiving the draft contract.   Completion will take place 28 days thereafter.  A 10% deposit will be payable on exchange of contacts.


Any guide price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that a sale of all or any part of the property, or any right attached to it, becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition to the purchase price.

Business Rates
See information in the Data Room for current rates payable.

Anti-Money Laundering

To comply with the Money Laundering Regulation 2017, Landbridge is registered with the HMRC. Once an offer has been accepted (subject to contract) Buyers will be required to provide evidence of identity and proof of address to the selling agent prior to solicitors being instructed. We do not accept any liability for losses which result from our compliance with the statutory obligations.

Important Note

Landbridge Property LLP wish to inform prospective buyers that we have prepared these sales particulars as a general guide. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and should not be relied upon as statements or representative of fact. Landbridge Property LLP has no authority to make or give in writing, or verbally, any representation or warrantees in relation to the property. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for general guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulations or other consents and Landbridge Property LLP have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. In the interest of health and safety, please ensure that you take due care when inspecting the property.

Whilst we endeavour to make our particulars accurate and reliable, if there is any point that is of particular importance to you please make contact and we will be pleased to check the information, especially if you are travelling some distance to make an inspection.

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