Land located off the A602, between Hitchin and Stevenage.
This sale offers a rare opportunity to purchase an attractive block of productive Grade 3 arable land with road frontage on all three sides extending to approximately 21.07 hectares (52.06 acres).
The land comprises one field parcel and is being offered as a whole. Access is taken from the south of Ashbrook Lane, with a secondary access to the west and road frontage from the A602. The land has historically been used for arable purposes on a conventional cropping rotation.
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Tenure & Occupation
The land is available freehold with vacant possession on completion. It is currently subject to a Farm Business Tenancy, which is due to expire at the end of Harvest 2021.
Basic Payment Scheme
The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency under field parcel number: TL1927 8560. The Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements will not be included in the sale, however may be available by separate negotiation. If so, the Tenant will retain the entitlements for the 2021 claim and the Purchaser will indemnify the Tenant against any non-compliance from the date of completion until the end of the 2021 claim.
The land is currently in a 5 year Mid-tier Countryside Stewardship scheme dated 1st January 2020 to 31st December 2024. The agreement includes management options for in-field grass strips (SW3), arable revision to grassland with low fertiliser inputs (SW7) and nil fertiliser supplement (SW14). The Vendor will assist in completing a Land Transfer Form to transfer the agreement. A copy of the agreement is available on request.
Primary access is gained via Ashbrook Lane at the southern point of the site. A secondary access is located to the west off the unnamed road bordering the western edge of the land.
There is a water connection available at the access to the land. No other known services are connected to the land. Purchasers should make their own investigations into services if required.
The land is located within the boundary of North Hertfordshire District Council and is located in the Metropolitan Green Belt. There are no known historic or current planning applications on the site.
From Junction 8 of the A1(M) follow the A602 west for approximately 1.5 miles, then turn left onto Ashbrook Lane, signposted to St Ippolyts. After half a mile, just before the T-junction, the site entrance will be on your right hand side. Sworders’ “For Sale” board is located adjacent to the land on the A602.
OFFERED AS A WHOLE
VIEWING STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY