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A Prime Development Opportunity in Buckinghamshire

RAF Daws Hill High Wycombe

Potential for a substantial Residential led Mixed-Use Development subject to the necessary consents Freehold for sale by informal tender Approximately 24 hectares (60 acres)


THE SITE RAF Daws Hill is a prime development opportunity in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. The 24 Hectare (60 acres) site has the potential for Residential led Mixed Use development subject to gaining the necessary planning consents.

LOCATION The site is situated approximately a mile to the south of High Wycombe town centre, which has direct rail links to London Paddington. Junction 4 of the M40 motorway is situated about half a mile south west of the site, providing road links to both London and Birmingham. The area to the west of the site is characterised by residential development comprising mostly semidetached and detached family dwellings. There is also a mixture of larger detached houses with substantial gardens located on Daws Hill Lane. The area of land to the north of the site is heavily wooded and is under the ownership of Wycombe Abbey School. Beyond this is Warren Wood Drive, a cul de sac of flats and houses. The land to the east of RAF Daws Hill comprises playing fields, wooded areas and agricultural land. The M40 motorway is to the south of the site with further agricultural land beyond.

DESCRIPTION RAF Daws Hill comprises approximately 24 hectares (60 acres) and is located within the settlement of High Wycombe and within the administrative area of Wycombe District Council. The site boundaries adjoin Daws Hill Lane to the west, Wycombe Abbey School to the north and agricultural and amenity land owned by Carrington Estates to the east.

The site can be divided into three areas. At the entrance to the site there is an area of low density housing, called the Doolittle Estate, built approximately 12 years ago for American visiting forces. Beyond this is the technical area of the site which is characterised by buildings of a larger scale, including workshops, offices, school and dormitory buildings. To the east of the technical site is another housing area known as the Eaker Estate. Tennis courts are also on this part of the site.

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING The Local Planning Authority is Wycombe District Council. The Wycombe Development Framework Core Strategy was adopted in July 2008 and is the first Development Plan Document (DPD) to be adopted as part of the Wycombe Development Framework. The Core Strategy sets out the vision and spatial strategy for the District up to 2026 – the same time horizon as the District’s Community Plan and the South East Plan. The overall strategy has a focus on the re-use of previously developed land, with High Wycombe acting as a regional hub and principal focus for development. RAF Daws Hill is a brownfield site within the main urban area of High Wycombe and is identified in the Core Strategy as a major redevelopment site within a ‘key area of change’, namely the ‘M40 Gateway Area of Change’. In the interest of co-ordinated planning for this area, the District Council commissioned independent consultants in 2008 to prepare a planning and infrastructure framework to inform work on the Delivery and Site Allocations DPD and, more specifically, future development proposals for RAF Daws Hill and the adjacent ‘Abbey Barn’ sites (Abbey Barn South and North); the Abbey Barn sites are greenfield sites identified in the Core Strategy as ‘reserve locations for future development’ that may be allocated, as and when necessary, to achieve a secure supply of land to meet the development needs of the District.


The planning and infrastructure framework document was published in August 2009 and included a recommendation that the RAF Daws Hill site should be considered as the first phase of a comprehensive development with Abbey Barn South. This comprehensive development scenario has been consulted on in two Updates of the Delivery and Site Allocations DPD. In the most recent DPD Update (June 2010), the District Council explores the merits of a comprehensive approach to the development of RAF Daws Hill and Abbey Barn South, but does not commit itself to a comprehensive scheme.

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In light of the Government reforms to the planning system, the Council is currently considering future changes to the District’s housing targets and within this context how to progress its LDF, including the Delivery and Site Allocations (DSA) document. Officers have recommended to the Council’s Cabinet that those areas of the DSA affected by strategic housing targets issues (e.g. release of greenfield sites) are not progressed further until a review of housing need in the District is progressed. A decision on the way forward is anticipated early in 2011.

• Legal Information • Planning Policy Report • Transport Overview Report • Transport Proposals Report • Transport Update Report • Traffic Mitigation Options Report 2 • Services Report • Preliminary Tree Survey • Water Resources & Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment • Topographical Survey • Land Quality Assessment • Geotechnical Desk Study • Landscape and Visual Report • Asbestos Survey and Management Plan • Cultural Heritage Report • Noise Survey • Ecology Report • Air Quality Report • Information on Existing Buildings

Within this policy context, the Council is likely to look favourably on proposals for a housing-led redevelopment of RAF Daws Hill which does not prejudice the opportunity for the adjacent Abbey Barn South to be developed at a later stage and which provides positive opportunities for integration. More detail of the planning policy context for the site is included in the Information Pack. Entec’s planners are also available for further discussion; please contact either Angus Martin or Michael O’Connell on 01926-439000.

BASIS OF SALE Unconditional offers are invited for the whole site on an informal tender basis.

All offers to be exclusive of VAT.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION PACK CONTENTS A full technical pack of information can be purchased from the Vendor’s agents, GVA and will contain the following:

To receive a technical information pack please send a cheque payable to GVA Grimley for £50 marked for the attention of Barney Hillsdon.


LOCATION PLAN

VIEWING Please note that formal site inspections are by appointment only. For further information please contact: Barney Hillsdon 020 7911 2745 barney.hillsdon@gva.co.uk Ben Stephen 020 7911 2275 ben.stephen@gva.co.uk Steve Taylor 020 7911 2178 steve.taylor@gva.co.uk

GVA Conditions under which Particulars are issued GVA for themselves, for any joint agents and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are, give notice that: 1.)

The particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchases or lessors and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract.

2.)

All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permission for use and occupation, and other details, are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.

3.)

No person in the employment of GVA or any joint agents has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

4.)

All rentals and prices are quoted exclusive of VAT.

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RAF Daws Hill, Daws Hill Lane

Boundaries adjoin Daws Hill Lane to the west, Wycombe Abbey School to the north and agricultural and amenity land owned by Carington Estates Limited to the east. At the entrance to the site there is an area of low density housing, called the Doolittle Estate, built approximately 10 years ago for American visiting forces. Beyond this is the technical area of the site which is includes workshops, bowling alley, school and dormitory buildings. To the east of the technical area is another housing area known as the Eaker Estate. Tennis courts are also on this part of the site. RAF Daws Hill is a brownfield site within the main urban area of High Wycombe and is recognised as a major redevelopment site within a key area of change identified within the Wycombe Development Framework Core strategy, namely the ‘M40 Gateway Area of Change’. A comprehensive overview of the planning policy context for the site is included in the Information Pack. Entec’s planners are also available for further discussion; please contact either Angus Martin or Michael O’Connell on 01926-439000.


Address

RAF Daws Hill, Daws Hill Lane

Local Authority

Wycombe D.C

Grid ref Tenure

Freehold

Planning Status

At the moment the site has no planning however there is potential for both residential and mixed use development

Former Owner applicable?

N

Date available

27/9/08

Area

24 Hectares

Contact

Barney Hillsdon or Madeleine Jarratt GVA Grimley 0207 911 2745 or 0207 911 2101


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A Major Development Opportunity in Buckinghamshire

RAFHigh Daws Hill Wycombe Potential for a substantial Residential & Mixed Use Development subject to the necessary consents

Freehold for sale by informal tender Approximately 24 hectares (60 acres) For further details please contact: barnaby.hillsdon@gvagrimley.co.uk madeleine.jarratt@gvagrimley.co.uk tom.marshall@gvagrimley.co.uk

08449 02 03 04

www.gvagrimley.co.uk/rafdawshill

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