North Whiteley Southern Local Centre, 1 Linnet Way, Whiteley, Fareham, PO15 7PS | Property to rent | Savills
0.89 Ac(0.36 Ha)
Rent on application

North Whiteley Southern Local Centre1 Linnet Way, Whiteley, Fareham, PO15 7PS

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Bid Deadline - Midday Wednesday 3rd August 2022
  • Expressions of interest are invited from potential occupiers and developers for this exciting new Local Retail Centre
  • The planned scheme is extremely well situated in Whiteley, Nr Southampton
  • Outline planning approval for a Local Centre under Class E of the Use Classes Order
  • Site measures circa 0.89 acres (0.36ha)
  • Up to 700 sq m (7,535 sq ft) of commercial retail space permitted
  • Attractive & flexible lease terms – upon application
  • Freehold available

Development/investment opportunity with a planned scheme extremely well situated in Whiteley.

About this property

  • Description
    The site is a triangular shaped site which is generally flat and cleared. The site has an approximate area of 0.89 acres (0.36ha).

    The local centre is located immediately to the north of the school and the local retail and service buildings will form a modern parade of shops which will front onto Bluebell way and will be set back behind a tree lined parking area.

    The North Whiteley Consortium has already delivered the infrastructure necessary to provide access to the site. Development / Construction management plans to be agreed with the Consortium Project Manager in advance in accordance with the North Whiteley Consortium site rules.

    North Whiteley
    In July 2018 Winchester City Council granted outline planning permission (reference 15/00485/OUT) for the North Whiteley Urban Extension. Outline Permission was granted for:

    “Provision of up to 3500 dwellings (including affordable housing); two Primary Schools and one Secondary School; two children’s Nurseries, up to 2000sqm of flexible space for A, A2, A3, A5, B1 and D1 use classes, the provision of an extra care facility (with scope for all uses to revert to residential if there were insufficient market demand) the creation of a community building and sports facility, allotments; landscaping with extensive recreation and play provision; Creation of link roads between Whiteley and Botley Road, wider highways work, cycleway and footpath measures, car parking, flood attenuation network, service enhancements, the demolition of a number of existing site structures and associated engineering works including changes to levels).

    Southern Local Centre
    Condition 35 of the Decision notice confirms that the quantum of gross external floor space within the southern local centre falling within use classes A1, A2, A3, A5, B1 and D1 of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 as amended, shall not exceed 700 square metres, of which up to 450 square metres would comprise a children’s nursery building. Condition 35 also confirms that there shall be no more than two individual A or B1 class units within the southern local centre.

    We understand it is anticipated that Winchester City Council will assess a future planning application for the local centre against the requirements of the outline permission with the amended use class order. ‘E use class’ operators and retailers are therefore invited to confirm interest for space on the scheme, together with commercial developers interested in buying the freehold interest.

    The approved plans for the development are listed under condition 6 of the outline permission. The regulating plan indicates that the southern local centre is situated within Area 7 (ID7) – Formal Primary Street & Southern Neighborhood Centre – Design Codes.

    A Reserved Matters Application will need to be prepared by the prospective Developer, agreed with the Consortium and submitted to the Planning Authority by the prospective Developer. Associated costs are to be paid by the prospective Developer.

    Tenure & Price
    Leasehold and freehold offers are invited.

    VAT & Stamp Duty Land Tax
    VAT and SDLT may be applicable at the prevailing rate.

    Rating will be assessed for the commercial units on completion of the development.

    The EPC’s for the individual units will be assessed on completion of the development.

    Formal viewings can be made strictly by appointment with Savills. Where appropriate, we recommend interested parties carry out a ‘drive-by’ inspection in the first instance.

    Anti-Money Laundering Regulations
    Regulations require Savills to conduct various checks on purchasers and tenants. Further details are available upon request.

Local information

  • The subject site is located on the southern side of the North Whiteley urban extension. The predominant land use at North Whiteley is residential however the development also provides two vibrant mix use local centers with associated community, retail and employment uses. Two primary schools and one Secondary school are also provided across the site.
  • The North Whiteley urban extension is approximately 208 hectares and lies within the Winchester City district on the north side of Whiteley. The site sits adjacent to the A3051 Botley Road, with good access to Southampton via the M27, 9 km (5 miles) to the southwest and Fareham 4km (2 miles) to the south. Immediately to the north of the site at Botley lies the mainline railway between Portsmouth and Winchester. South of the site lies Swanwick Station, which is on the mainline between Portsmouth and Southampton.
  • The site itself is positioned adjacent to Cornerstone Primary School on the corner of Bluebell Way and Sawpit Rise.