Forstal Farm, Selling

£895,000 freehold

Sold STC

Reference: AO296


Ring fenced production land presently used for soft and top fruit production. The site is approximately 82 acres of grade 2 land. The site has permission for polytunnel use with a large proportion of the land either having full operative polytunnels or having the partial tunnel frames in place. The site will be sold as seen.

The land is accessed off Selling Road, with a large HGV turning entrance. The entrance splay outside of the gate is shared ownership with the adjoining landowner, Gaskains Ltd. On site, there is a hardstanding roadway running through the centre with trackways accessing off.

The site will be sold excluding soft fruit and with vacant possession.

LOCATION

Located on Selling Road, on the outskirts of the village of Selling. Approximately 5 miles from the M2 motorway, approximately 3 miles from the A2 and approximately 3 miles from the A28.

CROPPING

The site has Strawberry and raspberry production within the poly tunnels. Only the strawberry crop will remain at point of sale and the crop can be purchased or the vendor may ask to negotiate a hold over till August 2020 to take the final crop.

There is also a small top fruit orchard.

WATER SUPPLY AND IRRIGATION 

The site has its own borehole With an active abstraction application submitted to the environment Agency, temporary permission to abstract 50,000 cubic metres per year.  The site also benefits from mains water supply, servicing a 180 cubic metre capacity water tank. The site benefits from a small pond. 

The site has two independent irrigation systems, which were installed to the site in 2017. 

EASEMENTS AND WAYLEAVES

UK Power Network wayleave runs over the site. 

BOUNDARIES

Majority of the boundaries are fenced or hedged, but the purchaser is to inspect to their satisfaction. 

RIGHTS OF WAY

There are footpaths which runs through the site.  The footpath numbers are: ZR651 and ZR650. 

PLANNING

Site has planning for an Agricultural building of approx. 570sqm, placement of outside water storage tanks and improvement to gateway on Selling Road. Re-orientation of polytunnels from east/ west to north/south and erection of additional polytunnels. Planning Application Number 16/508072/FULL.

OVERAGE CONDITION

The full length of the Selling Road boundary has a development overage condition. Contact our office for further information.

ENTITLEMENTS 

There are no entitlements sold with the land but may be available by separate negotiation. 

SHOOTING RIGHTS

There are no shooting rights held to this site. 

ELECTRICITY CONNECTION QUOTE

The present owners have received a formal quote from UK Power Networks to connect the site.  Copy of the quotation can be requested from the agent.

PRICE  £895,000

FEATURES 

  • Agricultural land. 
  • Grade II on the Land Classification Map. 
  • Borehole and mains water supply. 
  • Two irrigation systems. 
  • Ring fenced site. 
  • Planning Permission for Agricultural building /pump house. 
  • Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • The site is not in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone
  • All sporting, timber and mineral rights are included in the freehold sale. 

  • Grade 2 agricultural land
  • Borehole and Mains water supply
  • Two irrigation systems on site
  • Ring fenced site
  • Planning permission for agricultural building/pump house
  • Approx. 82 acres
  • presently used for soft and top fruit production
  • Area of tunnels on site