SITE LOCATION: The property is located on the eastern outskirts of the village of Hadlow in the Weald of Kent. Approaching the village from Tonbridge on the A26 turn right immediately after the village centre into Court Lane and the properties will be found after a short distance on the right hand side.

VIEWING: There will be set viewing times during November. Please contact our Paddock Wood office (01892) 832325 for details. Prospective purchasers should be aware that inspections are made entirely at their own risk and no liability is accepted by the Vendor or their Agents.

LOCAL AUTHORITY: Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, Gibson Building, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4LZ. Telephone (01732) 844522 www.tmbc.gov.uk.

SERVICES: Mains water, electricity and drainage are understood to be connected but purchasers should make their own checks and enquiries.

DESCRIPTION: LOT 1—Former lecture rooms together with land and parking area extending to 2.38 hectares (5.88 acres). The property is approached over a tarmac entrance drive over which others have a right of way opening into a tarmac parking area. The lecture building comprises a purpose built modular structure extending to a total of 334m2 GEA and providng lecture rooms together with WC and kitchen facilities. At the rear of the site is an area of land extending to .45 hectares (1.1 acres) which is used for agricultural proposes including fruit growing and market gardening.

LOT 2—This site extends to 4.23 hectares (10.45 acres) and comprises three interconnected glasshouses each measuring 84m x 14m. To the east of the glasshouses there is an area approximately 1.8.hectares (4.4 acres) which in the past also served as part of the nursery but is now largely unused except for some open storage and car parking. There is also a small area of land at southern end of the site which is planted with a modern orchard and includes a reservoir. This area of land is included in a Farm Business Tenancy which can be terminated on 1st October 2020.

TENURE AND POSSESSION: The properties are freehold. Possession available on completion but subject to the provisions of the Farm Business Tenancy mentioned above.

FENCING: The purchaser will be responsible for erecting and thereafter maintaining appropriate fencing to the boundaries indicated by ’T’ marks on the site plan.

RIGHT OF WAY: The Sellers reserve the rights of way for all purposes over the shared entrance drive coloured yellow on the site plan with appropriate gates to their retained land.

PLANNING: In respect of Lot 1, the site is currently outside the built up settlement boundary of Hadlow and there may be scope for arguments in line with the exceptions set out in the NPPF. The site has been considered by the council as part of its emerging Local Plan and performed well in the “Call for Sites—Final Site Assessment” document. Lot 2 has not been included in the recent Call for Sites. A subsequent request for it to be included is being considered by the council. A Planning Appraisal has been carried by DHA Planning and this is available on our website together with other information.

METHOD OF SALE: Best offers are invited for the properties either as separate lots or as a whole. All offers are to be submitted to Lambert & Foster in writing or by email to peter.hodges@lambertandfoster.co.uk by 12 noon on Wednesday 13th December 2017.

OVERAGE: It is considered there is potential for future development of either of the Lots subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. The Seller is therefore prepared to consider offers with or without an overage clause. In making your offer you are asked to put forward your proposals as to what these might be, the level of overage and over what period of time.

VAT: VAT is payable on the purchase price.

PARTICULARS, PLANS AND SCHEDULES: The particulars and acreages stated therein, together with the plans are believed but not guaranteed to be correct. They are given by the Agents to assist viewers but are specifically excluded from any contract and prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the information contained therein.

DATE OF INFORMATION: Particulars prepared October 2017.

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Lambert & Foster themselves and the vendors and/or lessors of this property whose agents they are, give notice that:

  • The particulars are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute part of an offer or contract.
  • All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for the use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or presentations of fact but satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. If there are any points which are of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the information, particularly if you are travelling some distance to view the property.
  • In accordance with the Property Misdescriptions Act 1991, we must advise that we have not tested any of the main services, various electrical or gas applicances and fixtures which may be referred to in these sales particulars. Any prospective purchasers are strongly advised to satisfy themselves that such are in working order.
  • No person in the employment of the Agents has any authority to make or give any representations or warranty whatever in relation to this property.