Extending in total to approximately 33.61 acres
Grassland suitable for Sheep Grazing, Environmental Schemes and Tree Planting
Guide Price: £170,000 Plus
Situated to the north of Lot 2 and comprising of three parcels of undulating grassland with frontage to the A53 and accessed off the lay-by. To be sold subject to the Additional Water Catchment Conditions (as detailed in the General Information section of these particulars) and well suited to the grazing of sheep. It is considered that there is potential for the land to be entered either into Environmental Stewardship Schemes, which would provide an annual source of additional income or alternatively purchasers may wish to take advantage of Woodland Creation Grants and plant trees on parts or the whole to establish a woodland.
Lot 3 - Mains water Connected via Lot 1
In the event of Lot 1 selling separately to any of the other four lots, the purchaser of Lot 1 will arrange for the mains water supplies to be disconnected and the purchasers of the remaining lots will need to apply for their own independent water connections should they choose to.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Only those items referred to in the particulars are included in the sale.
LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITY:
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
At the request of the vendors, offers are in invited for all five lots or combinations of lots on the basis of being either subject to a development clawback provision in the contract of sale or without such provision been included and space for both offers has been catered for on the attached Tender Form.
The proposed clawback provision is at 30% for a term of 60 years for the benefit of the vendor.
The proposed clawback will be triggered and payable on the granting of planning permission or series of consents for both residential and commercial uses.
TENURE AND POSSESSION
The property is held Freehold and vacant possession will be granted on completion.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME AND ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
The grassland areas are eligible for the Basic Payment Scheme, however no Entitlements are included with the sale of the property.
The land is not currently entered into any Environmental Stewardship Schemes, but has been in the past.
WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY ETC.
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights including Rights of Way whether public or private, light, drainage, water and electricity supply, and all other rights, obligations, easements, quasi easements and all wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not.
The vendor is to retain a right of way through both Lot 4 & Lot 5 along the route shown shaded yellow and brown on the plan at the rear of these particulars for the purposes of accessing there retained land and the purchaser of Lot 5 will have a right of way over the brown shaded area.
There are a number of public footpaths and overhead electricity lines affecting the property running through Lots 1, 2 and 3.
In the event of the farm selling in Lots, each Lot will have the following obligations to erect stockproof fences within one month of completion and as marked on the plan at the rear of these particulars shown by the blue lines:
Lot 1 – Lengths ‘A’ TO ‘B’ and also ‘C’ TO ‘D’
Lot 2 – Length ‘E’ TO ‘F’
Lot 3 – N/A
Lot 5 – Length ‘G’ TO ‘H’
Lot 5 – Length ‘I’ TO ‘J’ and also an obligation to install a field gate, which is to have a minimum width of 12ft.
WATER CATCHMENT CONDITIONS
The vendors are Severn Trent PLC and in order to protect water quality within the catchment of Tittesworth Reservoir, a number of conditions will be contained within the Contract of Sale as follows:
CONDITIONS APPLIED TO ALL FIVE LOTS:
1. The property must not be converted for use as a waste tip;
2. Any future use must not be of an industrial nature;
3. No products containing Methaldehyde (i.e. slug pellets) are be used on any areas of the land used for agriculture;
4. Any future agricultural use must be carried out in accordance with the Code of Good Agricultural Practice for Reducing Ammonia Emissions (CoGAP).
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS TO BE APPLIED TO PART OF LOT 2, LOT 3 & LOT 4 SHOWN HATCHED RED ON THE LOT PLAN
5. No applications of slurry or farm yard manure.
6. No storage of farm yard manure.
7. Only sheep are to graze the land - No cattle, horses or Llamas are to graze the land.
8. No overwintering of Sheep and sheep are to be removed between 31st October and 1st March of each year.
9. Numbers of sheep are to be kept at a maximum stocking rate of 6 ewes plus lambs per acre.
10. Not to use any herbicide other than Glyphosate for the control of injurious weeds.
Lots 2 – May be inspected at any reasonable time during daylight hours by prospective buyers, provided a copy of these particulars are in possession. Please ensure that gates are left as found and latched or tied correctly.
Anyone inspecting the land does so entirely at their own risk and neither the selling agents nor the vendors accept any responsibility or liability for any injuries or consequential loss howsoever caused.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale by Informal Tender. The closing date for offers to be received by is 12pm on Friday 2ND October 2020. A Tender Form is attached to these particulars and only offers submitted using the Tender Form will be considered. All Tender Forms should be addressed to Mr. P. Kirton-Darling, Whittaker & Biggs, 45-49 Derby Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6HU and marked ‘Tittesworth Farm– PKD’. The vendor reserves the right to not accept the highest, or any offer.
DEPOSITS AND COMPLETION
The successful purchaser will be required to pay a deposit of 10% of the sale price upon exchange of contracts. It is expected that exchange will take place within 6-8 weeks of an offer being accepted and that completion will take place as soon as possible thereafter.
The sale plans have been prepared by the Agents for the convenience of the prospective purchasers and are for identification purposes only and they are not to scale. They are deemed to be correct, but any error, omission or mis-statement shall not affect the sale. Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.
MONEY LAUDERING REGULATIONS
Prospective Purchasers will be required to provide photographic identification and a utility bill proving residency to enable us to comply with the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations prior to the acceptance of any offer made for the property.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT
Peter Kirton-Darling MRICS FAAV
Simon Lewis BSc Hons (Assistant)
Whittaker and Biggs
45-49 Derby Street
Tel: 01538 372006