National property consultancy, Bruton Knowles has been instructed to market a significant 33 acres of land in Bishop’s Cleeve, Cheltenham. The site will be pivotal in bringing much-needed housing to the area, with outline planning permission granted for 215 dwellings.
The consultancy, which has its head office in Gloucester, worked in conjunction with land promoter, Gladman, who successfully secured planning permission for the 33 acres of land on behalf of its client late last year.
Bruton Knowles is now selling the land on Stoke Road as two separate lots. The planning permission grants 26 acres of the land for residential development, allowing for a mix of one to five-bedroom homes of which 40 per cent will be affordable housing. The remaining seven acres to the south of the site allows for commercial and retail development.
The village has experienced high population growth in recent years and now has a population of 15,000. The sale and subsequent development of the site will be pivotal in providing much-needed housing to the area to meet demand.
The site will also help to meet the ambitious housing targets outlined in the region’s Joint Core Strategy. The plan, adopted by Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury’s Local Councils, state that to meet the current housing shortfall in the area, 35,000 homes must be built by 2031.
The Land and Development team at Bruton Knowles is now inviting developers to submit separate offers for both the residential and commercial land.
Harry Breakwell, Associate at Bruton Knowles said: “Our Land and Development team is equipped with the expertise and knowledge to provide invaluable knowledge to developers and we are delighted that we can proceed with the sale of such a significant site after obtaining planning permission.
“Bishop’s Cleeve already benefits from over 50 shops, two large superstores, sporting facilities and three schools, making it a highly desirable place to live. The residential and commercial development proposed within the village will create new homes and employment opportunities. The S106 planning contributions, payable as part of the scheme, will be used to improve local schools, sports facilities and infrastructure.”
The commercial land is offered For Sale by Private Treaty, Freehold with vacant possession. Conditional or unconditional offers will be considered, with a guide price of £2.6m.
Bruton Knowles is an independently-owned national property consultancy with 13 offices across the UK. Its large multi-disciplinary team is highly experienced in sale and purchase, valuation, leasing and strategy across commercial, rural and urban property, and has specialist expertise in utilities, public sector and social housing.
For more information visit www.brutonknowles.co.uk.