Freehold development land
For sale
at
Montgomery Road
Huyton, Merseyside
By informal tender
(subject to Building Licence)
1,481m² (0.37 acre)
Closing date – 3.00 p.m. – Date**** 2013
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Site Plan
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1.0
Introduction
The Council is looking for a developer to enter into a building licence
agreement to build housing on the cleared site of a former Resource
Centre situated at Montgomery Road in the Huyton area of Knowsley.
2.0
Description
2.1
The parcel of land shown on the site plan is generally flat and level.
The site is located at the corner of Montgomery Road and Horrocks
Close, Huyton.
3.0
Location
3.1
The development site is located in a predominantly residential area.
3.2
Bus services are available along Blue Bell Lane whilst Huyton railway
station is less than 1 mile away. Huyton Town Centre is approximately
½ a mile away and junction 2 on the M57 also approximately 1 mile
away.
3.3
Schools are well provided for with primary schools and built some
300m away off Broad lane.
4.0
Site Area
4.1
The larger area of land contains an area of 1,481 (0.37 acres).
5.0
Planning issues
5.1
Currently the land is designated in the adopted Replacement Unitary
Development Plan (2006) as primarily residential area and
consequently there is a reasonable assumption that residential
development would be acceptable. The Council is now in the process
of putting together emerging planning policies for the Local Plan that
will replace the UDP.
5.2
The site is in a low flood risk area.
5.3
Car parking requirement for each dwelling are to be in accordance with
this table:Size of dwelling
1 bedroom dwelling
2 bedroom dwelling
3 bedroom dwelling
4+ bedroom dwelling
5.4
No. of persons
2
3
4
5
Car parking spaces
1 parking space
2 parking spaces
2 parking spaces
3 parking spaces
All driveway spaces must be at least 5.5 metres in length.
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5.5
The minimum width of a single parking space at the front of a property
should be 3.3 metres to achieve Lifetime Homes status (2.4m is
acceptable if a separate pedestrian path at least 0.9m wide is provided
to the property).
A 3m width is acceptable from a highways
perspective if Lifetime Homes status is not required.
5.6
The minimum width of a parking space at the side of a property should
be 2.75 metres wide (Note: 3m is preferred to allow for full side
extensions in the future).
5.7
The minimum width of a double parking space at the front of a property
should be 6 metres.
5.8
Any departure from the above standards should be discussed with the
Council’s Highway Engineers on 0151 443 5962.
5.9
The layout should avoid over dominance of car parking along the
street scene. This could be achieved with appropriate landscaping
and/or parking to the side of dwellings or integral garages.
6.0
Highways issues
6.1
Access into the site for development can be from Montgomery Road or
Horrocks Close.
7.0
Services
7.1
It is understood that 4” gas mains run under Montgomery Road and
Horrocks Close that border the sites. Prospective purchasers should
confirm this with National Grid plc.
7.2
There are understood to be 225mm sewers under Montgomery Road
and 4” water mains are believed to be below Montgomery Road and
Horrocks Close.
7.4
With both sewers and water mains a prospective purchaser should
clarify the existence of services with United Utilities plc.
7.5
Mains electricity cables are evident in Montgomery Road and Horrocks
Close. Potential purchasers are advised to contact SP Manweb plc to
verify his information.
8.0
Public open space requirements
8.1
The site is in an area of an overall surplus open space and therefore
as part of any planning consent there will be a required contribution
payable on the basis of £490.49 per additional person to account for
needs resulting from the development.
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8.2
The contribution can be calculated by reference to Tables 4.1 and 6.1
of the Greenspace Standards and New Development Supplementary
Planning Document (including inflation rises);
Size of dwelling
Number of persons
Contribution per
individual dwelling
£980.98
1 bedroom dwelling
2
2 bedroom dwelling
3
£1471.47
3 bedroom dwelling
4
£1961.96
4+ bedroom dwelling
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£2452.45
9.0
Basis of offer
9.1
The offer that you make is for the Council’s freehold interest in the site
that would be transferred following satisfactory completion of the
development under the Building Licence agreement (‘the Building
Licence’).
10.0
Terms of Building Licence/Transfer
10.1
The successful tenderer shall be notified in writing of acceptance of
the tender, subject only formal Council approval (‘Notice of
Acceptance’).
10.2
Within two months of the issue of the Notice of Acceptance and subject
only to the receipt of outline planning permission by the successful
tenderer the Building Licence will be granted by the Council to the
successful tenderer in respect of the site.
10.3
The Building Licence will be for a period of 24 months , or if earlier until
practical completion of all buildings, surfaces, landscaping, access
roads and all other associated works necessary to comply with the
planning permission granted for the development and the agreed
specification, to the satisfaction of the Council (‘the development
Works’).
10.4
The purchase price offered by the successful tenderer shall be payable
on the grant of the Building Licence.
10.5
The successful tenderer shall take the site in its existing condition and
shall undertake any remediation and redevelopment in accordance
with plans, elevations and sections previously approved by the Council
as vendor and for statutory purposes. The development of apartments
/ flats will not be permitted as part of the development. All dwellings
are to be constructed to meet at least Level 3 of the Code for
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Sustainable Homes, or comply with updated Building regulations and
the Secured by Design standards.
10.6
The successful tenderer shall be responsible for any boundary walls
and fences enclosing the site. Such walls and fences are to be built as
specified in the approved planning permission and subsequently
repaired and maintained to the Council’s satisfaction.
10.7
No assignment of the Building Licence shall be permitted.
10.8
During the period of the Building Licence the successful tenderer shall
insure the Development Works for their full reinstatement value and
covenant to reinstate fully or rebuild the case of any damage.
10.9
The successful tenderer shall indemnify the Council against all costs,
claims, actions, losses, damages and liabilities which may arise from
the development of the site.
10.10
The site shall be used for residential purposes only.
10.11
During the period of the Building Licence the Council shall have the
right to enter the site in order to inspect the state and progress of the
Development Works.
10.12
All other terms are to be as contained in the Building Licence and
Transfer to be prepared by the Council’s Head of Legal Services.
10.13
Subject to the satisfaction of the terms and conditions of the Building
Licence the Council will convey its freehold interest in the development
site.
10.14
No structural alterations or additions to the development site shall be
made without the prior written consent of the Council, as vendor, such
consent not to be unreasonably withheld.
10.15
All open land forming part of the development site shall be maintained
in a neat and tidy condition, free of rubbish, by the developer to the
Council’s satisfaction.
11.0
Contracts
11.1
The Building Licence must be entered into within two months after the
posting of the Notice of Acceptance, subject only to receipt of formal
Council approval and planning permission.
11.2
In the event that the timescales are not met, the Council shall at its
own discretion be at liberty to accept any other offer.
12.0
Completion
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12.1
Completion of the Building Licence agreement shall take place within
14 days of the receipt of planning permission. Any delay beyond 14
days will attract interest payable at the rate of 5% above the National
Westminster Bank lending rate.
13.0
Costs
13.1
The successful tenderer shall be required to pay the council’s legal
costs and surveyor’s fees amounting to 6% of the tendered figure on
completion of the Building licence.
13.2
The successful tenderer shall be responsible for payment of any
additional disbursements that may arise such as Stamp Duty Land
Tax, registration etc.
14.0
Tender Notes
14.1
Tenders must be submitted on the attached Form of Tender and
enclosed in the official envelope provided, sealed and delivered to the
Executive Director of Corporate Resources c/o Yorkon Building,
P.O.Box 21 Archway Road, Huyton, Merseyside L36 9YU NOT
LATER THAN 3.00 PM, THURSDAY 21 MARCH 2013.
14.2
Envelopes must not bear any indication of the identity of the tenderer
by way of postal franking or otherwise.
14.3
Tenders received after the stipulated closing date and time, either by
post or by hand will not be considered.
14.4
The Council does not bind itself to accept the highest or any tender.
14.5
Only offers of fixed specific amounts will be considered.
14.6
The Council will under no circumstances be responsible for the
payment of any surveyors, agents, solicitors or other professional
services engaged by a tenderer.
14.7
Tenders must not be left on the counter or handed in to any other
Directorate of the Council.
14.8
In addition to giving brief particulars of the number, size and type of
dwellings as requested in the form of tender the prospective purchaser
may promote their tender by submitting sketch layouts/house types
and detail of their development programme.
15.0
Freedom of Information
15.1
Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 it may be
a requirement for the Council to divulge information to third parties.
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METROPOLITAN BOROUGH OF KNOWSLEY
FORM OF TENDER FOR DISPOSAL
LAND AT MONTGOMERY ROAD, HUYTON
I/We (Block Letters)………………………………………………………….
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Whose registered office is at……………………………………………….
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Whose working office is at……………………………………………………
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Tel No…………………………………………………………………………..
Mobile No………………………………………………………………………
Email address…………………………………………………………………
Have inspected the site, the Particulars and Conditions of Sale and am/are
prepared, after Notice of Acceptance of this Tender by the Council, subject only to
the receipt of planning permission, to enter into a Building Licence followed by a
conveyance to purchase the Council’s freehold in the sites at Montgomery Road,
Huyton containing two areas that have a total area of 1,481m² or 0.37 acres.
£……………(in words………………………………………………………………
……………………………………………..pounds).
And agree within 8 weeks of the Notice of Acceptance by the Council to enter into
the said Building Licence and pay the full purchase price.
NB. Only offers of fixed specific amounts will be accepted.
I/We agree that this tender shall remain open for acceptance by the Council for a
period of four months from 14 March 2013.
I/We intend to develop the sites in the following manner:(brief particulars of number, size and type of dwellings etc)
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Which proposals are shown on the sketch plans submitted with this tender.
Do you intend to use Knowsley Council;’s Building Control Service? Yes/No*
It should be noted that developers are not required to prepare detailed plans at this
stage. Discussions may take place with prospective purchasers after the submission
and consideration of tenders but before acceptance of any tender.
I/we submit the names of the following to whom reference can be made as to my/our
ability to meet my/our financial obligations (NB one reference has to be from a
Bank).
1.
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2.
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Name and address of solicitor: …………………………………………………….
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Signed_______________________ Name __________________________
(in block capitals)
Position in company ________________________Date ________________
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