Land
£500,000
Plantation Lane, Himley, Dudley DY3

This is a rare opportunity to purchase a plot of freehold land for development in the sought-after small village of Himley, south Staffordshire. Himley is on the edge of the West Midlands conurbation in pleasant countryside with the added benefit of free access to the extensive grounds of historic Himley Hall close to the village church. There is a golf course at Himley Hall and Himley Cricket Club in the village. Himley is well-placed for commuters to the nearby cities of Wolverhampton and Birmingham as well as local towns such as Dudley, Sedgley and Kingswinford. There is a half-hourly bus service to Wolverhampton and Stourbridge with stops in both directions at the end of the lane. Himley is also only a short drive from the enormous indoor shopping complex at Merry Hill.

The plot of land for sale covers nearly ¾ of an acre and lies at the centre of the village on a quiet non-through road. The plot is shown in red outline below together with photos of the site. The Council have confirmed that the plot lies within the Development Boundary of Himley. The land is registered with the Land Registry

Plantation Lane is an attractive residential road with many different types of dwellings including detached houses and bungalows together with retirement housing. The plot currently contains a detached bungalow at its centre and is bounded at the rear by the grounds of Himley Cricket Club, on one side by the gardens of two houses, and on the other in part by old people’s bungalows and in part by a field grazed by horses. (The adjacent field has been considered for housing development in the past and might provide further options for a developer). Outline planning permission was sought for the demolition of the existing bungalow and the development of 5 dormer bungalows, as portrayed below. The corresponding elevations are shown thereafter. Permission was granted in January 2017 (Ref. 16/00638/out, South Staffordshire Council) for 4 dormer bungalows (without a revised site plan being submitted). There remains the possibility of obtaining permission for an infill development subsequently. Another option would be to submit a new application which incorporates the existing bungalow. Indeed, the site is suitable for a variety of housing schemes, from a single deluxe home (the highly desirable area being ideal for luxury housing) to 4 or 5 smaller homes, depending upon the preference of the developer

If you are interested in viewing the plot then please let me know to arrange a viewing. The deadline for submission of bids is Friday 12 July 2019. After receiving all bids I will make the highest bidders aware of the maximum bid to allow revised bids to be submitted. If the reserve price has been reached then the plot will be sold to the final highest bidder, all other features being equal.