On the corner of the A31 & Wanborough Hill, Surrey, GU3 2JR
A rare opportunity for you to own a parcel of land strategically located within a sought after and affluent area. Measuring over 15 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).
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).
The land is offered for sale by private treaty. The freehold is available with vacant possession upon completion.
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.
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.
Land supply remains at a record low, but growing demand sees land values edge higher
The average price of pasture land in the South East of England increased by 5% 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 or in lots. The site plan is indicative and Vantage Land may be able to amend the plan to offer you the acreage you require. Please call 01582 788870 if you have an alternative budget or size requirement.
On the corner of the A31 & Wanborough Hill, Surrey, GU3 2JR
The land is west of that which has received planning permission to demolish an agricultural barn and replace with a 450 sq.m. new house.
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.
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.
Guildford Borough Council
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 107% above the county average, 200% above the regional average and 295% 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 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.
* 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
The Great Barn of Wanborough is across the road from the site and is considered the oldest and most important medieval barns in the South East of England. It was built in 1388 by the Cistercian monks of Waverley Abbey.
From here there is a bridlepath that leads to a network of other bridleways via a footpath. There are several livery yards close by including Parwood Equestrian Centre just over a mile to the north in Normandy.
Parwood is one of the finest Equestrian Training Centres and Livery Yards in the UK. Set in 180 acres of stunning Surrey countryside, Parwood combines first-class BHS approved livery and training facilities with some of the most diverse and picturesque riding opportunities in the country. Its impressive facilities include a floodlit outdoor arena, show jumping field, cushion track indoor arena and a superb cross country course.
To the south of the site is the historic Puttenham Golf Club, regarded by many to be one of the finest and friendliest golf clubs in the county. Its 18 hole, tree lined course is both challenging and picturesque.
For the horse racing enthusiast, Ascot Racecourse lies to the north, home to the world famous and prestigious Royal Ascot meeting.
To arrange a site visit or to buy the land for sale on the Hog's Back; please call 01582 788870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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