Bromsgrove, Birmingham

£2,750,000

Guide price

A collection of strategic semi-rural holdings situated in Marlbrook and Lickey End totalling approximately 122 acres (49.45 hectares).

Situation

The properties are located to the north of Bromsgrove,

Worcestershire, being in close proximity to the M42, M5 and A38

road network and more particularly are close to the large

settlement of Catshill and Marlbrook. The location of the

properties allows for easy access to the surrounding towns of

Bromsgrove and Redditch as well as the wider Birmingham

conurbation to the North.

Description

Parcel A - Staple Farm extends to approx. 72.98 acres and is

accessed off Staple Flats Road. The Property comprises a

dilapidated farmhouse extending to approx. 2,973 sq ft,

outbuildings of both modern and traditional construction which

extend to circa 20,500 sq ft with approx. 70 acres of Grade III

farmland, mostly in arable rotation.

Parcel B - Land at Littleheath Lane extends to approx. 9.70 acres

and is accessed off the south eastern boundary over a third party

track. The land comprises two parcels of Grade III permanent pasture,

the larger of which flanks the residential boundary of

Lickey End.

Parcel C - Land off Alvechurch Highway extends to approx. 26.65

acres and comprises a single parcel of Grade III land in arable

rotation with access off Alvechurch Highway to the north.

Parcel D - Firs Farm extends to approx. 12.9 acres and is

accessed off Old Birmingham Road. The property comprises

three dwellings; being a dilapidated detached farmhouse which

extends to approx. 1,881 sq ft and a pair of semi-detached

properties which extend to approx. 990 sq ft and 925 sq ft. Both

of the semi-detached properties are subject to Agricultural

Occupancy Conditions. There is approx. 10,900 sq ft of additional

buildings of varying construction and a former commercial hard

standing yard area. There are also a number of dilapidated

greenhouses and boiler rooms.

Tenancies

The farmland element of the various parcels are subject to Farm

Business Tenancies at market rents with fixed terms expiring

September 2021. The pair of the semi-detached properties at Firs

Farm are let under Assured Shorthold Tenancies at market rent of

which the fixed terms expire in May and September 2022.

Services

We understand that the following services are connected:

Parcel A - mains water, three phase electric, septic tank drainage

Parcels B, C - no services connected

Parcel D - mains water, single phase electric, partial mains gas,

mains drainage

Overage Provisions

The properties are subject to the following overage provisions:

Parcel A, B, C - 20% until 15th December 2041

Parcel D - 30% until 15th December 2041

Planning Policy

Prospective purchasers should undertake their own independent

inquiries but we consider that subject to relevant planning

consents being secured, both the dwellings at Firs Farm and

Staple Farm present an opportunity to be demolished and

replaced or subdivided and enlarged through extensions. A

proportion of the farm buildings on each site also offer up

numerous development opportunities through their conversion

potential. Any proposed development opportunities would

represent a change within the site and would need to be

regularised through either full planning, to be assessed against

national and local planning policy context or the conversion of

farm buildings for residential use may be delivered through

seeking the Prior Approval of the Local Planning Authority through

Schedule 2, Part 3, Class Q of the General Permitted Development

Order (GPDO)(2015) (as amended).

Land Parcels A, C and D have been submitted as part of the 2019

Call for Sites for residential development to inform the ongoing

Local Bromsgrove District Plan Review. The Plan Review is at an

early stage and further opportunities remain through further

consultation and prior to the final adoption Bromsgrove District

Plan, anticipated late 2021/early 2022.

Further Information

For further specific information relating to any of the following;

Tenancies, Overage, Guide Price, Method of Sale, Land Registry

Documents, Virtual Tours, Floor Plans, Planning Review and

submissions

Please contact Matthew Barker on

Matthew.Barker@fishergerman.co.uk

Tenure

Freehold subject to the existing tenancies in place.

Energy Performance Certificates

240, Old Birmingham Road - D Band

242, Old Birmingham Road - F Band

The farmhouses at Staple Farm and Firs Farm do not have EPCs.

Viewings

Strictly by appointment through selling agents; Fisher German

LLP, tel. no. 01905 726220,

worcesteragency@fishergerman.co.uk

Photography and brochure dated June 2020

Arrange viewing 01905 813787

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