Development Site For Sale

White Carr Farm, White Carr Lane, Brackenfield, Alfreton, Derbyshire

Guide price £700,000

Guide price £700,000 to £750,000. A farmhouse requiring renovation, and a range of traditional and modern farm buildings with planning permission to create six residential units in total.

  • A farmhouse requiring renovation
  • A range of traditional and modern farm buildings
  • Planning permission to create six residential units in total
  • Set within a rural position with superb views towards Ogston Reservoir
  • Appealing to developers and owner occupiers alike
  • Approximately 5,817 sq ft (gross internal area) of accommodation can be created
  • An adjoining building and yard area are available by separate negotiation
  • For sale by private treaty with offers invited by informal tender by 12 noon on Thursday 3 September 2020

White Carr Farm is situated in lovely open countryside, but with easy access to a range of facilities in the surrounding villages, including Ashover and Brackenfield. A broader range of facilities are available in Matlock, less than five miles to the west, with the larger centres of Chesterfield and Derby being nine miles and 18 miles away respectively.

The area benefits from excellent access to major roads including the A38 and M1, with railway stations at Matlock (6 miles west) and Alfreton (6 miles east). The location is ideal for buyers looking to commute across a broad area whilst being able to live at a property from which it is possible to enjoy walking, and cycling, both locally and within the Peak District Nation Park (five miles to the west), sailing on Ogston Reservoir, a range of water sports and fishing on Carsington Water, and easy access to a broad range of attractions including Chatsworth House.
There is very easy access to a range of footpaths from White Carr Farm providing great walks across open countryside and through woodland, and the western shore of Ogston Reservoir is about one mile to the west by footpath. Ogston Sailing Club is within walking distance and has use of the 180-acre reservoir, with membership open to novice and experienced sailors. Trout fishing is also available through club membership.

The property includes a three-bedroom stone farmhouse and a range of traditional stone and brick barns, with further modern farm buildings. Planning permission was granted for the conversion of these traditional and modern farm buildings into five dwellings in addition to the existing farmhouse. The property offers great appeal not just to developers but also to potential owner-occupiers who may look at converting some of the barns for use as holiday lets, accommodation for dependant relatives, or home office use, as well as garaging and general storage, subject to any amendment to granted permissions being required. The farmhouse may also present scope for extension, subject to consent.

Units 1-4 were granted permission under planning application number 19/01074/FL on 27th February 2020, with permission for the conversion of Unit 5 permitted as a Class Q conversion via 20/00330/CUPDMB on 25th June 2020, by North East Derbyshire District Council. The development is not subject to any Section 106 agreement contributions. Please see full details by viewing the full planning details on the North East Derbyshire District Council website.

According to the granted permissions, the proposed residential units and existing farmhouse can be summarised as:
Farmhouse - 1,155 sq ft gross internal area (GIA).
Two storey accommodation: Sitting room, open plan dining-kitchen with a range of fitted units, a stone fireplace and woodburner, a utility room/boot room, three bedrooms and a bathroom.
The house benefits from excellent views to the south and south east. An extension, or reconfiguration on the east elevation would give superb views to the east, subject to consent.
Proposed units within the traditional and modern farm buildings:
Unit 1 - Approximately 786 sq. ft GIA.
Two storey accommodation: Two bedrooms, bathroom, and a store on the ground floor, an open plan living-dining kitchen on the first floor.
Unit 2 - Approximately 1,445 sq. ft GIA.
Two storey accommodation: Three bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms on the ground floor, breakfast kitchen, utility room, WC, and reception room on the first floor.
Unit 3 - Approximately 480 sq. ft GIA.
Two storey accommodation: open plan living-dining kitchen with bi-fold doors, bedroom 2, shower room, and a first floor bedroom.
Unit 4 - Approximately 606 sq. ft GIA.
Single storey accommodation: Open plan living-dining kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Unit 5 - Approximately 1,345 sq ft GIA.
Single storey accommodation: entrance lobby, open plan living-dining kitchen, utility room, study, three bedrooms, two bath/shower rooms.
The enclosed floor plans show the indicative layout of accommodation for the proposed units above. Please note all floor areas are approximate.
Each unit will benefit from designated parking spaces and garden areas.

By separate negotiation
In addition there is a steel framed agricultural building in a lower yard on the western edge of the site, edged blue on the sale plan. This is available by separate negotiation. This building may present further development potential in the future, subject to the necessary consents, but is offered for sale as an agricultural building. It is offered for sale subject to overage.

Overage/Uplift clause
The area edged blue on the sale plan is offered for sale subject to an overage clause, whereby 25% of any uplift in value on the grant of planning permission for development, during the term of the clause, will be payable back to the vendors, on implementation of planning permission, or on sale with the planning permission in place. The clause will run for 40 years from the date of completion. Planning permission for equestrian or agricultural development will be excluded from this clause (barring the grant of permission for further dwellings subject to occupancy conditions).

Boundary responsibilities and fencing responsibilities
The purchaser will be responsible for the maintenance of the majority of the boundaries. Two oak trees on, or very close to, the boundary of the area edged blue (on the northern and north eastern boundaries) are specifically required to be retained.

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