For sale by public auction 7pm on Wednesday 17th January 2024 at
Lifton Strawberry Fields, Lifton, Devon Development opportunity for
9 open market dwellings levated position with views back towards
Launceston Access direct from adopted highway Approaching 1 acre
High demand location for end users Suitable for medium to high end
luxury housing Walking distance to local facilities Further plot
for 2 also available
The plots are situated in a quiet area of the town served by a
network of traditional country lanes, yet within easy walking
distance of the social, commercial and shopping facilities of
The town sits astride the A30 dual carriageway spine road for
Cornwall and Devon, on the Cornwall Devon border. The town enjoys a
good balance of travel distant to all parts of the two counties.
East of Launceston, Exeter 42 miles provides intercity rail link,
M5 motorway link and international airport. To the south of
Launceston, Plymouth 28 miles provides continental ferry port and
intercity rail link.
In all directions from Launceston there is unspoilt countryside of
outstanding natural beauty. To the north, the rugged North Cornish
coast famed for popular family surfing beaches. To the west are the
open spaces of Bodmin Moor ideal for walking and riding.
An exciting opportunity to purchase a south west facing development
site, close to the towns amenities located on the edge of
Outline planning consent has been granted for 9 residential
dwellings with generous plots and garaging on a site approaching an
acre in size.
All relevant and supporting documentation is available for
inspection at the agents office at Kivells, 2 Broad Street,
Launceston, PL15 8AD.
OUTLINE PLANNING CONSENT
Outline Planning consent was granted on 7th February 2023 by
Cornwall County Council under cover of application number PA22
Outline application for residential development of up to 9
dwellings with garages and vehicle access layout, scale, appearance
and landscaping reserved for later consideration .
The advisers who assisted the applicant were AJ Design, 16
Treburley Close, Treburley, Launceston, Tel
COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY
Please note that the proposed development will be liable for a
charge under the Community Infrastructure Levy CIL Regulations 2010
as amended . The amount of the liability will be calculated when
the related reserved matters application is determined. Further
information about CIL is available at
Prospective purchasers must verify availability for any mains
services required and the costs of connection of such services, for
CONDITIONS OF PLANNING
The conditional consent was subject to 9 conditions, briefly
summarised below. The full conditions can be seen on request.
1. Details of the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale
hereinafter called the reserved matters shall be submitted to and
approved in writing by the local planning authority before any
2. An application for approval of reserved matters must be made no
later than the expiration of 3 years from the date of this decision
and the development hereby approved shall commence no later than 2
years from the final approval of the reserved matters.
3. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in
accordance with the plans listed below under the heading Plans
Referred to in Consideration of this Application .
4. No development shall take place until a scheme of works
including surfacing, drainage, lighting, means of enclosure, guard
rails, landscaping and signage to deliver a pedestrian linkage and
access with the public highway no less than 2m in width has been
submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning
5. No development shall take place until full details of the access
arrangement including construction, surfacing, drainage, lighting,
visibility splays, means of protection visibility splays and
landscaping have been submitted to and approved in writing by the
Local Planning Authority.
6. No individual dwelling shall be occupied until the estate road
carriageways and footways to be constructed in association
therewith have been laid out and constructed in accordance with the
Cornwall Council‘s Current Requirements.
7. Prior to the occupation of the penultimate dwelling subject of
this permission, the road works shall be completed in accordance
with Cornwall Council‘s Current Requirements.
8. No development approved by this permission shall be commenced
until the following details are provided
1. Results of on site percolation testing to BRE 365;
2. Details of the final drainage schemes including calculations and
3. Confirmation from South West Water Ltd that the foul network has
sufficient capacity to cater for this development;
4. A Construction Surface Water Management Plan;
5. A Construction Quality Control Plan;
6. A plan indicating the provisions for exceedance pathways,
overland flow routes and proposed detention features;
7. A timetable of construction; 8. Confirmation of who will
maintain the drainage systems and a plan for the future maintenance
and management, including responsibilities for the drainage systems
and overland flow routes.
9. The development hereby approved shall be carried out in
accordance with the recommendations and mitigation within the
submitted ecological survey.
AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONTRIBUTION
The sum of a One Hundred and Two Thousand Pounds £102,000.00 if
l000sqm gross floor space is not exceeded on the Land which shall
be determined by the Council following approval of the Reserved
Matters; or b Two Hundred and Twenty Nine Thousand Five Hundred
Pounds £229,500.00 if l000sqm gross floor space is exceeded on the
Land which shall be determined by the Council following approval of
the Reserved Matters which is inclusive of the Enabling Activity
Fee increased by the Percentage towards the provision of Affordable
The sum of Two Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Six Pounds
£2,736.00 per Dwelling with two or more bedrooms increased by the
Percentage towards the provision of additional Education Facilities
required as a consequence of the Development.
ENABLING ACTIVITY FEE
The sum of Nine Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Pounds £9,750.00
to help fund the Council‘s additional costs of enabling Affordable
Housing to be provided on alternative sites.
The land plan displayed is for indicative purposes only and should
not be relied upon as an accurate depiction of precise
Date of Auction The property will be offered for sale by PUBLIC
AUCTION on Wednesday 17th January 2024 at 7pm at Strawberry Fields,
Lifton, Devon, PL16 0DE Buyers are advised to attend no later than
6.30pm to register.
Please note ALL BIDDERS, including Kivells existing clients, will
need to register with Kivells on the night of the auction in order
to comply with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and
Transfer of Funds Information on the Payer Regulations 2017 the
Regulations as of 26th June 2017.
Bidders will be required to provide one form of government issued
photographic identity and an additional proof of address in the
form of another government issued document or a utility bill
addressed to them at their home address, dated within 3 months of
the date of the auction. Failure to do this, may prejudice your
ability to bid on the night.
BUYERS AUCTION ADMINISTRATION FEE
All successful buyers should note that on exchange of contracts a
Buyer‘s Administration Fee of £2,000 plus VAT total £2,400 inc VAT
is payable to Kivells.
Please note if the lot is sold prior to auction, these fees remain
payable. There are no discounts for multiple lots purchased and you
must consider this when bidding offering prior.
The successful buyer will contribute to the searches and legal pack
of £1800 inc VAT.
A 10% deposit will be required to be paid by the successful bidder
upon the fall of the hammer and the contract at this point is
legally binding. The deposit is to be paid to Kivells as
auctioneers and can only be paid by UK bank cheque or bank
transfer. All bidders must only bid if they can make this payment.
A separate payment will be taken for the auctioneers administration
Will take place at 28 days from the auction, or earlier by
agreement between the parties.
CONDITIONS OF SALE
These will not be read out in detail at the auction but will be
available for inspection from the seller‘s solicitors and in the
auction room prior to the sale. All interested buyers will be
assumed to have acquainted themselves with the conditions of
Any purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all
boundaries and neither vendor nor the vendor‘s agents will be
responsible for defining the boundaries or the ownership thereof.
Should any dispute arise as the boundaries or any points on the
particulars or plans or the interpretation of them, the question
shall be referred to the vendors agent whose decision acting as
experts shall be final.
WBW Solicitors, for the attention of Helen Davies, Westgate,
Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 9AD. Telephone .
Buyers must verify for themselves of the restrictions agreements in
place on the properties included within the Auction Pack.