On Seymour Court Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 3DB
An extremely rare opportunity for you to own a good sized parcel of land in one of the UK’s most prestigious locations. This gently sloping parcel of grazing land measures 2 acres, enjoys good road frontage and is enclosed in the main by a mixture of mature hedgerow and trees.
The land is superbly located on the northern edge of Marlow, an affluent town on the River Thames with an abundance of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. Lying west of the A404, the area benefits from fantastic transport links making the site easily accessible from London, Oxford and the Midlands via the M40 and from London Heathrow and the South West via the M4.
House prices in Marlow are 123% above the national average reflecting the desirability of the area as a place to live and own property – including land. It’s not surprising then to learn that there is a need for housing within the district and to that end the Local Plan has removed 6 sites from the Green Belt that wholly lie within the AONB and allocated them for development.
The site enjoys road frontage onto Seymour Plain from where the land can be accessed via a secure gate.
The land is situated within the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Green Belt. Any development would be subject to the appropriate planning permission.
The land is subject to an Overage based on 25% of any uplift in value following the grant of planning permission for development other than that which is for agricultural or equestrian purposes. The Overage period is 20 years from April 2021.
The land is offered for sale by private treaty. The freehold is available with vacant possession upon completion. If you have an alternative budget or size requirement, we may be able to help. Please call 01582 788870 for more information.
Land values rise by 14% in the past year
The average value of farmland is rising at the fastest rate since 2014 as land prices increased by 14% over the year.
We are now in a situation reminiscent of the 1970s when inflation also soared. During such periods, investors often seek out assets classes that act as inflationary hedges. Gold is one, but farmland, which is a more tangible asset and subject to less price volatility, is arguably a better option.
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The land is available freehold. If you have an alternative budget or size requirement, we may be able to help. Please call 01582 788870 for more information.
On Seymour Court Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 3DB
The local council’s Wycombe District Local Plan was adopted in August 2019. The plan identifies the main areas where new homes will be created.
The Local Plan has removed 5 sites from the Green Belt that wholly lie within the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and allocated them for residential development. Another has been allocated for commercial use.
The closest of these Green Belt & AONB sites is less than half a mile from the land for sale on Seymour Court Road. This 0.74 acre site has been allocated for residential development for an indicative 9 dwellings.
Another site just under a mile from the land for sale on High Heavens Wood measures 2.82 acres and has been allocated for residential development for an indicative 20 dwellings.
Of particular note is the land off Clappins Lane, Naphill – just under 6 miles from the land for sale. This 5.58 acre site lies within the Green Belt and AONB and has been granted planning permission for 63 new homes (Ref. 19/08031/FUL).
Buckinghamshire Council (Wycombe District)
The land is situated within an extremely affluent area where house prices in Marlow are 58% above the regional average and 123% above the national average (Zoopla).
These premium house prices reflect the desirability of the area as a place to live and own property – including land.
Marlow is one of the most attractive and stylish locations on the River Thames. This historic and vibrant market town has an abundance of boutique shops, cafés, bars and restaurants all adding to the town’s unique charm. There are several highly rated schools in Marlow and local businesses flourish, with its easy connections to the Thames Valley and London.
Situated on a beautiful stretch of the River Thames, between the world-renowned towns of Windsor to the east and Henley-on-Thames to the west, Marlow is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Chiltern Hills.
It is also superbly located between the towns of Maidenhead to the south and High Wycombe to the north. The latter has undergone major redevelopment and is home to one of the largest high-end shopping and leisure centres in the UK.
Marlow sits west of the A404 an important link between the M4 and M40 motorways, making the land easily accessible from London. Furthermore, Marlow station offers regular train services to London Paddington via Maidenhead. This rail link will be further enhanced when the new Crossrail opens in Maidenhead in 2022.
* Journey Times: 6 mins to Slough; 14 mins to Reading; 26 mins to London Paddington
The entrance to the land leads straight onto a bridleway that follows a peaceful route along Seymour Plan and through Hunts Wood. A short distance from here there is another bridleway that leads to the Chiltern Way and an extensive network of bridle paths. A network of nearby footpaths also lead you to the Chiltern Way.
The Chiltern Way is a circular route of 125 miles, enabling riders and walkers of all abilities to take in some of the finest scenery in the country.
After a long trek in the countryside you can enjoy a drink and a meal in one of Marlow’s award winning eateries, including the Michelin-starred The Coach and The Hand & Flowers (the only pub in the UK to hold two stars).
These make Marlow a popular tourist destination together with its Higginson Park, complete with a leisure centre, playground and skate park, and its location on the River Thames. From here you can take river cruises to Henley-on-Thames, home to the world’s best known regatta, and Windsor, home to Legoland and Windsor Castle.
To arrange a site visit or to buy the land for sale in Marlow; please call 01582 788870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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