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Land for Sale on the Hog's Back, Surrey

Land on the corner of the A31 & Wanborough Hill, Surrey, GU3 2JR

Agricultural land for sale strategically located on the A31 near Guildford, Godalming, Aldershot, Central London, the A31, A3 and M3 & M25 motorways

Land for Sale on the Hog's Back

Why buy land for sale on the Hog's Back?

A rare opportunity for you to own a parcel of land strategically located within a sought after and affluent area. Measuring over 13 acres, this attractive grade 3 arable land is gently sloping and has been used to grow combinable crops & potatoes in the past.

The site benefits from extensive road frontage onto Wanborough Hill and the A31 Hog’s Back road, which joins the A3 that links the site to London and the M25 motorway. The land also enjoys spectacular views, which on a clear day reach to London as far as Canary Wharf and The Gherkin.

The land is situated between the extremely affluent villages of Puttenham & Wanborough within the Borough of Guildford, part of the Greater London Built-Up Area. The Borough has a significant need for housing and its proposed Local Plan published in June 2017 plans to build approx. 5,900 homes across Green Belt land together with over 50,000 sq.m. of commercial development.

The land is for sale freehold and is suitable for a variety of amenity or recreational uses. Due to the sites location, its extensive road frontage and the need for housing in the area, the land could have long-term investment and development potential (STPP).

Buying land for sale on the Hog's Back

The land for sale on the Hog's Back is available freehold.

Hog's Back: 13.19 acres Guide Price: £210,000

Access

The land benefits from extensive road frontage off Wanborough Hill and the A31 Hog’s Back road. Access is via an excellent private track from Manor Farm Cottages off Westwood Lane. Full vehicular right of way is provided to all lots via an easement (shown blue on the site plan).

Land Prices

Pasture land values in the region are 12% higher than the England & Wales average and some of the highest in the country.

The supply of farmland to the market last year was down 16% compared to the previous year, and down 8% compared to the 10-year average. Demand for land remains robust – especially from investors looking for more than a ‘safe’ investment in uncertain times – and this together with the diminishing supply, may help strengthen land values.

Local Development

There is a significant demand for new housing in the region. The highest need is in the Borough of Guildford, which has a requirement of 654 new homes per year until 2033. The Borough of Guildford’s Local Plan identifies how land is used, determining what and will be built and where. The proposed Local Plan published in June 2017 plans to build thousands of homes across several Green Belt sites.

These sites include; 1,800 new homes at Blackwell Farm part of the University of Surrey, at least 1,700 new homes at Gosden Hill Farm, 2,000 at the former Wisley Airfield and 400 at Garlick’s Arch. These Green Belt sites will also see over 50,000 sq.m. of commercial development.

The proposed Blackwell Farm development within the Green Belt is just 2 miles from the land for sale. Plans include; 1,800 new homes; local amenities; an extension of the Surrey Research Park; retail units and business park; a primary school and a secondary school. Development on the fields of Blackwell Farm would leave “little hope for the rest of the green belt”, a campaign group has said.

House Prices

The land is situated in an extremely affluent area where land and property values are amongst the most expensive in the UK. House prices in Wanborough are 96% above the county average, 186% above the regional average and 279% above the national average. These premium house prices reflect the desirability of Guildford as a place to live and own property – including land.

Overage

The land is subject to an Overage based on 20% of any uplift in value following the grant of planning permission for development other than for agricultural, equestrian or forestry purposes. The Overage period is 80 years.

Planning

The land is designated as an Area of Great Landscape Value. The land also falls within the Green Belt and the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Any development would be subject to the appropriate planning permission.

Local Authority

Guildford Borough Council

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Location

  • South of Flexford & Normandy
  • 3.9 miles to Guildford Town Centre
  • 3.9 miles to Godalming
  • 4.1 miles to Aldershot
  • 5.4 miles to Farnborough
  • 5.9 miles to Farnham
  • 7.6 miles to Woking
  • 12.5 miles to Ascot
  • 18.5 miles to Basingstoke
  • 30.1 miles to Central London

The land is situated between the extremely affluent villages of Wanborough & Puttenham within the Borough of Guildford on the northern side of the Hog’s Back area of the beautiful North Downs.

Guildford is a large town in Surrey, which has the highest GDP per capita of any county in the UK. Surrey is said to have the highest proportion of millionaires in the UK. Guildford is one of the most expensive places to buy property outside London and due to recent developments the town now forms part of the Greater London Built-up Area.

The area has been voted one of the best places to live in and is considered the best luxury shopping destination outside London. There are a variety of independent shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants along Guildford’s famous cobbled high street, and no less than three separate shopping centres with traditional high street names.

Guildford is also a thriving commercial town with five of the top Global Companies boasting a significant presence within the town.

The land lies just off the A31, which joins the A3 that links the site to London, the M25 motorway and the South Coast. Nearby Guildford station offers frequent & direct train links into London in just over half an hour.

Travel & Transport

  • 0.9 miles to Wanborough Train Station *
  • 0.4 miles to the A31
  • 2.1 miles to the A3
  • 3.7 miles to Guildford Train Station **
  • 7.1 miles to the M3 (junction 4)
  • 11.3 miles to the M25 (junction 10)
  • 18.9 miles to London Heathrow Airport
  • 21.7 miles to London Gatwick Airport

*  Journey Times: 4 mins to Ash; 7mins to Guildford; 11mins to Aldershot
** Journey Times: 8 mins to Woking; 33 mins to Epsom; 34 mins to London Waterloo; 40 mins to London Gatwick Airport

Method of Sale

The land is offered for sale by private treaty. The freehold is available with vacant possession upon completion.

Viewing the land for sale on the Hog's Back

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