Accommodation

DESCRIPTION

The site comprises a cleared development opportunity which extends to circa 3.1 hectares (7.6 acres). It is located immediately to the north of the A630 Church Way, on the northern edge of Doncaster town centre.

The area surrounding the site contains residential, education and industrial uses. Doncaster College is immediately to the west. The River Don and new marina basin are to the north west. The amenities of the town centre begin 300 metres to the south west. Doncaster Minster, Markets, Bus Station, Train Station and the Frenchgate Shopping Centre are all located further along Church Way to the south west.

The southern section of the site is vacant and benefits from a new spine road providing direct vehicular access from Church Way to the south. A secondary vehicular access is available via Whittington Street to the north. There is a telecommunications mast and electricity substation on part of the southern section of the site, leased to Gridcom UK Ltd. Yorkshire Electricity Board have a lease on a further substation but are not thought to be in occupation.

The northern section of the site has vehicular access from Wharf Road and is currently in open storage use in accordance with a lease assigned to Saica Natura which expires in October 2017 at a current passing rent of circa £29,000 per annum.

The site is subject to various easements, wayleaves and rights of access (see Title Information for more detail).

PLANNING

The Local Planning Authority is Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC). The majority of the southern section of the site is allocated as a Development Opportunity and Office Policy Area in the 1998 Doncaster Unitary Development Plan (UDP), with the remainder of the site allocated as Employment Policy Area. The site is outside but close to the edge of the Shopping Area defined in the UDP.

The Council's recently published Urban Centre Masterplan proposes a vision for the site and adjoining area accommodating "residential and mixed use development which take advantage of Doncaster's waterside location" (see extract plan below).

A 2010 planning application for the southern section of the site proposing a mixed use development was recommended for approval subject to the signing of a Section 106 agreement. The application was outline but the mixed use development proposed comprised approximately 216 dwellings, 4,000 sq. ft. of Class A1-5 uses and 48,000 sq. ft. of B1 office uses.

DMBC policy (Core Strategy Policy CS12) is to seek 26% on-site affordable housing for developments of 15 or more houses, subject to viability.

The site is in flood zone 3.

PROPOSAL

Offers are invited by way of informal tender for the freehold interest in the site with limited title guarantee and subject to National Grid's Environmental Provisions (available under the documents tab).

Both unconditional offers and proposals that are subject to the grant of planning permission will be considered. However, any offers that are subject to conditions should state clearly the steps necessary to remove the conditions and the anticipated timescales for doing so.

Offers must be submitted to Alex Willis at BNP Paribas Real Estate no later than 12 noon on 24 May 2017 (email offers are acceptable) and should include the following information:

  • Solicitors details and full evidence of financial ability to complete the purchase;
  • Details of any conditions attached to the offer and timescales to discharge them;
  • Confirmation that the further information available under the documents tab has been read and taken into account in the offer;
  • Details of sales revenue overage, sell-on overage and planning clawback proposed within the offer.

The vendor does not undertake to accept the highest nor any offer. Where an offer is made by an agent it must be accompanied by a letter from their principal outlining and confirming the basis of the offer made.

 

Contact Agents

agent

Alex Willis

BNP Paribas Real Estate UK
1st Floor Fountain Precinct Balm Green
Sheffield S1 2JA

DD: 0114 263 9210
M: 07899 060 247

agent

David Couch

1st Fountain Precinct
Balm Green
Sheffield
S1 2JA
DD: 01142639221
M: 07825 016194