A patch of former allotment land in Lutterworth is up for sale and it comes with outline planning permission for 72 new houses.
The site, which is just over five acres, is off Coventry Road in the town, and to the east of Cunningham Drive.
Harborough District Council owns the land and has already chosen it as a site suitable for new homes in the town.
The land will be sold by “informal tender” with housebuilders being invited to submit offers for the land.
There is already a plan for how the new houses should be arranged on the site, with a new access road off Coventry Road, although whoever buys the land will have to apply for full planning permission and pay towards facilities in the area.
The land is being offered by Fisher German, who said on their website: “The site comprises a single enclosure of 5.31 acres being former allotments previously accessed off De Verdon Road.
“The site is essentially level and currently comprises of rough grass, with a few bushes and leylandii trees.
“The site will be accessed from a new junction with Coventry Road, that leads to the town centre and gives easy access to the A4304 leading to the M1 Motorway to the west.
The land is an L-shaped site south of Coventry Road
“A resolution to grant detailed planning permission was granted at planning committee by Harborough District Council on October 6, 2020, for the erection of 72 dwellings to include means of access from Coventry Road, public open space and all other ancillary works, subject to the completion of a Section 106 Agreement.”
The Section 106 Agreement – which is a deal where housebuilders agree to conditions in exchange for full planning permission – requires that 29 of the 72 homes be affordable.
The buyer will also have to pay a one-off fee of more than £60,000 for community facilities, more than £290,000 towards local schools, nearly £29,000 to the local NHS and various over similar payments.
To see the property on the Fisher German website click here.