Brookfield Lane, Aston End, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 7HG
A wonderful opportunity for you to own a parcel of land with sweeping views over some of Hertfordshire’s most beautiful countryside.
This grade 3 arable land sits towards the top of the Beane Valley ridge and gently slopes to the east. The site is bordered in the main by mature hedgerow and benefits from secure double-gated access and extensive road frontage.
The land lies on the northern edge of Aston, an affluent village with a thriving community. The area is an attractive place to live, which is reflected in high property prices which are 120% above the national average.
These high house prices and the desirability of the area has put pressure on the region for more homes. To this end, over 90 acres of green belt land less than a mile north-west of the land for sale has been allocated for 600 new homes.
The land enjoys extensive road frontage onto Brookfield Lane and benefits from secure double-gated access with full vehicular right of way provided via an easement (shown blue on the site plan).
The land is offered for sale by private treaty. The freehold is available with vacant possession upon completion.
The land is designated as green belt. Any development would be subject to the appropriate planning permission.
Land supply remains at a record low, but growing demand sees land values edge higher
The average price of land increased by 3% last year. The amount of land coming onto the market remains at an all-time low. This record low level of supply continues to underpin the growing demand for land, a trend which is expected to continue in 2021.
Lifestyle and amenity land has been particularly sought after as Covid-19 increased the desire for more green space.
Demand from private investors and lifestyle buyers has grown and together they have accounted for 40% of land purchases in the last three years. There has also been an increased number of overseas buyers as the pound remains relatively weak.
With bank interest rates remaining low, land continues to be seen as a safe, long-term investment – particularly during times of economic uncertainty.
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The land is available freehold as a whole.
Brookfield Lane, Aston End, Hertfordshire, SG2 7HG
The East Herts District Plan sets out the Council’s planning framework for the district, where there is a pressing need for more affordable housing.
The challenging level of housing need in the District cannot be met in a sustainable way without undertaking a carefully planned review of the Green Belt.
To this end, over 90 acres of green belt land less than a mile north-west of the land for sale has been allocated for development.
This site is located east of Gresley Way and will deliver over 600 new homes. The development will also include a ‘Neighbourhood Hub’, which will provide a new primary school and a central park with a play area, together with local shops and community facilities.
The District Plan also states that equestrian related activities, such as riding schools and stables, are popular forms of recreational and economic development in the countryside and help to diversify the rural economy. The Council will support equine development that maintains environmental quality and the character of the countryside.
In addition to this, the local Strategic Land Availability Assessment (SLAA) also identified another Green Belt site suitable for development just 0.6 miles south of the land for sale.
East Hertfordshire District Council
The land is situated within an affluent area where house prices in Aston End are 39% above the county average, 94% above the regional average and 120% 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.
The land lies between Aston End and Aston about 2.5 miles east of Stevenage. The area has grown over the years and is now a thriving community with two pubs, an Ofsted rated outstanding primary school, a farm/butchers shop and numerous clubs and societies.
Stevenage is set to see the largest regeneration in the East of England that will completely transform the town. The £1bn redevelopment plan will totally makeover various parts of the town with an architectural redesign that will create a fresh, sleek and modern look. Alongside some of the UK’s leading retailers and high street favourites there will be a host of new bars, restaurants and leisure facilities. New office space and housing in the town centre will also be at the heart of the scheme.
Slightly further afield there are plenty of pleasant market towns and garden cities nearby to enjoy.
The area is well connected by road and rail links. The land is a short drive from the A1(M) and Stevenage train station from which you can be in London in just 19 minutes – making it quicker to get into the city than from some London Boroughs.
* Journey Times: 19 mins to Finsbury Park; 27 mins to London St Pancras International; 37 mins to Cambridge
The land is just west of the Beane Valley Walk, a 14 mile footpath from the village of Walkern to the county town of Hertford through some of Hertfordshire’s finest countryside.
After a long trek, there are two local pubs within a short walk from the land for you to enjoy.
The Crown gastropub to the north is the ideal spot to unwind, whether it be in the large garden amongst scenic countryside in the sun or cosying in front of the open fire place on the cool winter evenings. It is a delightful place to enjoy home cooked food and drink from local cask and ingredients.
In the village to the south lies the Pig & Whistle, a family friendly pub that is well established in the local community.
To arrange a site visit or to buy the land for sale in Aston End; please call 01582 788870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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