Development Site For Sale

Development Land In Penley, Penley Hall Drive, Penley, Wrexham

Guide price £595,000 Sale Agreed

A rare opportunity to acquire a residential development site adjoining open countryside in a sought-after village location, with outline for 9 detached dwellings, within 7.87 acres.

  • Outline planning permission for nine open market dwellings
  • No affordable housing requirement
  • Signed unilateral undertaking (Section 106 Agreement)
  • Desirable and established residential setting
  • Developable site approximately 1.024 hectares (2.5 acres)
  • Adjoining agricultural land 2.161 hectares (5.3 acres)
  • Readily accessible site with road frontage
  • In all about 7.87 acres

The site sits within the popular village of Penley to the rear of an established residential development, adjoining open countryside. Penley itself offers a range of local amenities including a village hall, convenience store and church whilst Ellesmere, Wrexham, Whitchurch and Chester provide more comprehensive facilities.

On the educational front the site is within a few hundred metres of The Maelor School, a good comprehensive school. Penley also has a primarily school, the Penley Madras Primary School and nearby independent schools include Ellesmere College, Moreton Hall in Oswestry and King’s and Queen’s Schools in Chester.

Penley is well-placed for commuting to the commercial centres of the north west via the A483 and A49, both running north to south whilst the M6 is within 25 miles.

The site is a flat land, currently overgrown, formerly forming part of the Polish Hospital (World War II facility). The site is deemed a brownfield site in a tier 3 settlement which is adjacent to existing dwellings and residential developments. There are several derelict buildings remaining, some of brick and others of metal framed construction under fibre sheet pitched roofs.

The land itself is private land with no public access and is approached off the A539 along Penley Hall Drive, over which the site has a right of way.

Approximately 29% of the application site is covered by impervious surfaces. The remaining buildings’ footprints amount to approximately 600 sq m. A tarmacked tennis court is also approximately 600 sq m. Part of the concrete emergency car park is visible which, from historical information, extends to approximately 1,000 sqm.

Planning has been granted, on appeal on, 2 February 2021, by the Welsh Ministers. The original application was refused by Wrexham Borough Council under reference P/2019/0835 dated 7 November 2019 and the subsequent refusal notice dated 28 February 2020.

Planning is granted for nine dwellings with all matters reserved except for the layout of the buildings, in accordance with the terms of the application, ref: P/2019/0835 dated 7 November 2019 and the plans submitted with it, subject to the conditions set out in the annex within the appeal decision. The development shall begin either before the expiration of three years from the date of the permission or before the expiration of two years from the date of approval of the last of the reserved matters to be approved, whichever is the latter. Plans and particulars of the reserved matters, must be submitted in writing to the Local Authority before the expiry of one year from the date of this permission, i.e. before 2 February 2022.

There is no Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) payable on this site and no affordable housing requirement. Buyers should verify these statements through Wrexham Borough County Council.

The unilateral undertaking makes a provision for an education contribution which relates to three primary school places and two secondary school places, created as a result of the proposal. It is estimated the total education contribution amounts to approximately £23,000.

The unilateral undertaking also provides for the formation of a management company for the future management of common parts of the development and for the private section of the road which connects the site to Penley Hall Drive.

The developer will be responsible for upgrading a section of the road at the roundabout location at the top of Penley Hall Drive and upgrading of the current private driveway leading to Tupa, to a highway standard.

It is understood that all mains services are within the vicinity. Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries of the relevant statutory authorities to ensure that any services adjoining or serving the site are adequate for the proposed development.

Sale Boundary

The land is edged red within the sales particulars.

Further Information

All documents are available on Wrexham Borough Council planning portal including the following:
• Location and site plans
• Proposed site layout plan
• Drainage report
• Design and Access Statement
• Ecological report
• Heritage Impact Statement
• Transport assessment report
• Tree report
• Various consultation responses
• The appeal decision

From Chester head south on the A483 leaving at Junction 1 signposted Wrexham and Llangollen. At the mini roundabout take the first exit onto the A539 towards Overton Bridge. Take the A528 into Overton, passing through the village and head east on the A539, Station Road, into Penley. Turn left opposite the Maelor School onto Pendas Park leading onto Penley Hall Drive, where the site will be seen at the head of the drive on your right-hand side.

By appointment through the selling agent, Fisher German. T: 01244 409660. E:

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