Land off Newton Road, Kingskerswell, Devon | Property for sale | Savills
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Land off Newton RoadKingskerswell, Devon

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Predominantly greenfield site
  • Edge of settlement location
  • Outline planning permission for up to 175 dwellings and a new public hall
  • Reserved matters application submitted (22/00501/MAJ) for the new public hall
  • 30.9 acres (12.51 hectares)
  • Freehold interest with vacant possession
  • Ambitious environmental standards

An opportunity to deliver a high quality, net zero carbon residential led development

About this property

  • The Crown Estate is looking to find a developer who shares their ambitious approach to creating high quality places that are positive for people and the planet. It wants Kingskerwell to set a high benchmark for the delivery of homes and community facilities, including meeting leading net zero carbon targets and enhancing nature and biodiversity across the site. The extent of the land and property is identified edged red and hatched blue on the site plan. The total site area is 30.9 acres (12.51 hectares). The land edged red is currently in agricultural use and forms part of a valley to the Aller Brook, which runs from east to west through the southern part of the site. It is bordered by agricultural land to the east, Daccombe Mill Lane to the south, existing housing, commercial property and woodland to the west, and Kingskerswell C of E Primary School to the north.The land and property hatched blue on the site plan is the existing Public Hall, which the seller has the right to purchase (see Tenure & Title section of brochure).

Local information

  • Kingskerswell is a historic village and civil parish, located in the Teignbridge district of Devon, approximately 2.7 miles south-east of Newton Abbot and 5 miles north-west of Torquay.
  • The village benefitted significantly from the opening of the South Devon Expressway in December 2015, which not only reduced passing traffic through the village, but also the drive time to Exeter. Kingskerswell provides a range of local services and amenities including a primary school, health centre, pharmacy, post office, convenience store and library.
  • The land is situated to the east of Newton Road and is located approximately 1 mile to the south of the A380 South Devon Expressway. The nearest train station is at Newton Abbot, approximately 3 miles to the north-west, which provides mainline services to Exeter St David’s, Plymouth and London Paddington. Exeter International Airport is located approximately 22 miles to the north-east and provides flights to a range of destinations.

Additional information

  • PLANNING PERMISSION - Outline planning permission, with all matters reserved except access, was granted by Teignbridge District Council on 3rd April 2019 for the demolition of the existing Public Hall and bungalow and the development of up to 175 dwellings (Use Class C3), a new Public Hall (Use Class D1) and associated open space and landscaping (application ref: 17/00132/MAJ). The illustrative masterplan is shown on page 5 of the brochure. An application for the approval of reserved matters for the new Public Hall (Phase 1) and the discharge of associated conditions, pursuant to the outline planning permission (application ref: 22/00501/ MAJ), was validated by the LPA on 14th March 2022.This application is expected to receive approval imminently.
  • APPROACH & METHOD OF SALE - In order to ensure that this development is helping to support the UK’s net zero transition, the selected developer will be required to deliver the consented scheme in line with the LETI 2030 standard for residential development. This includes ensuring that embodied carbon is less than 300kgCO2/m2. The LETI 2030 standard is aligned with the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge Version 2 (2021) Targets. The Crown Estate will also consider other leading environmental standards, including, but not limited to, proposals which are aligned with Passivhaus and other similarly ambitious schemes.
  • Offers for the site are invited on the basis of a development agreement, or a build licence. This will be conditional on approval of all outstanding reserved matters, but the seller will retain the freehold interest of the land until completed parts of the development are sold to purchasers. Interested parties may opt to submit an alternative offer for the freehold interest of the whole site, also subject to the approval of all outstanding reserved matters.