Hilltop Farm, Ketley, Telford, TF1
Property for sales
A previously developed site of approximately 5 acres in a suburban location, suitable for residential development, subject to the appropriate planning permission.
Offers are invited on a "subject to planning" basis.
The site is located in Ketley, approximately 2.5 miles north-west of Telford, 14 miles east of Shrewsbury and 21 miles west of Wolverhampton.
There is a mainline railway station in Wellington (2 miles) offering a link to Birmingham New Street in approximately 42 minutes and to Wolverhampton in 23 minutes. Junction 6 of the M54 is just over 1 mile away.
The site extends to approximately 5 acres (2.02 ha) and is roughly rectangular in shape, being bordered to the north by existing housing, to the east by school playing fields and to the south by woodland / paddocks. Rock Road forms the western boundary.
There are two access points into the site off Rock Road.
The site slopes from east down to the west.
The site is occupied by a farmhouse and a variety of industrial buildings. There are also areas of scrub, particularly along the east and west boundaries.
A site plan can be found within these sales details.
The site lies within the jurisdiction of Telford & Wrekin Borough Council. Discussions have taken place with various personnel at the Council over the past 18 months and the principle of residential development is acceptable subject to satisfying the following criteria:
• Justification that the site can be removed from the Green Network
• Prefer no frontage access for any houses on Rock Road
• Public transport facilities to be improved (bus boarder kerbs both sides of road and relocate southbound stop and provide it with shelter)
• Affordable housing policy is 38% although may be possible to run viability argument to reduce this.
• Education and Public Open Space contributions anticipated
Two mine shafts have been identified on site and there is no information on whether these have been treated therefore treatment and capping is anticipated. In addition, mining investigation boreholes have identified four coal seams which are likely to require mine workings treatment.
A topographical survey is available
The freehold interest is for sale with vacant possession upon completion.
Each party will bear their own legal costs in the transaction.