Land For Sale

Pearce Close Cambridge CB3.


Key features

  • Virgin Plot suitable for Several Flats

  • Previous Permission for full plot Lower-Ground digout

  • Freehold in Best Central Location

  • Quiet Friendly Cul-de-sac

  • Potential for over 4000sqft build

  • Superb Site Access


Asking Price:

Central cul-de-sac Land with Planning Permission. 

Welcome to the home of well-being, in the leafy heartland of Cambridge University.

BUILDERS & DEVELOPERS, please note that this virgin plot might be very SUITABLE FOR SEVERAL GOOD-QUALITY FLATS, and in 2015 readily received Planning Permission for a much larger build of well over 4,000sqft including a deep Lower-Ground dig-out of the entire plot. See below. 

Note, too, that the Google Street View is out-of-date. The up-to-date Plot-for-Sale is considerably larger. Its approximate dimensions are: 65ft x 42ft

Width:  19.7m  i.e. 65ft   (North to South)

Depth:  12.6m  i.e. 42ft   (East to West)

£650,000 could buy you this lovely Freehold Land-Plot at No.7, currently with Full Planning Permission for you to build/commission this sun-blessed Detached House offering 4-Bedrooms and 2,500sqft on 3 delightful Floors (as illustrated here by the Artist’s drawings).

For a Private Buyer, an estimated total-build-cost + land tax, is £675K. Then add a land-price of £650K, makes your total cost to create No7, circa £1,325K.

Your good-looking newbuild will sit in the prime position of a peaceful cul-de-sac, tucked away in this blossomed ‘old-school’ neighbourhood called Newnham  - a tranquil quarter of Central Cambridge.

The Sunday Times called Newnham “The best place to live in Britain!” because it’s a really enjoyable ten-minutes via safe pavement-bike paths to King’s College Chapel, to some of England’s top-achieving schools (State & Private, Junior & Senior), to the gorgeous Granchester River-Meadows, and the 48-minute trains to London King’s Cross, or Liverpool Street. (See the route-map in photos.)

Cambridge is The Great Escape, and here’s The Magnificent 7.

Permission granted February 2018. Ref: 17/2000/Ful for the land known as 7 Pearce Close, adjacent to the house at 6 Pearce Close (the Vendor’s property); granted February 2018, and good for 3 years from that date.

Ask the Vendor to email you The Land Registry Deeds & Plan + the CCC Planning Permission Document for this current House Design.

Note: Planning Permission was readily granted in 2015 for circa 4,000sqft of internal floor space, should you want a Lower-Ground-Floor for the entire plot, with a 12ft high-ceiling + copious natural light via walk-on skylights & French-doors up to the garden. The Vendor can provide full details & CGIs of that larger build.)

Please consider the intriguing Plans and Computer Generated Images, of this lovely-looking home, whose current design offers 2500sqft of internal floor space.

Your Walled Back Garden is circa 11m x 7m i.e. 36ft x 22ft.

Your Front Garden, perfect for Raised & Tiered Flower-Beds, is 1.5m/5ft deep.

You’re just a few minutes walk to Children’s Play Areas, and vast Playing Fields.

No.7 herself is a unique original, sitting very pretty at the head of the cul-de-sac. Note how her windows & walls are thoughtfully designed to ensure your peace & privacy (and afford the neighbours theirs). This kind-natured & highly practical design, has some truly delightful features:

  • The Ground Floor Family-Room, Open Plan, whose sunlit Kitchen-Diner, Media-Space, & Fireplace, all open onto the Walled Garden via 8 sliding glass doors, south-facing.

  • The Walled Garden, South-Facing, is also wide open to the light from East & West.  

  • The Middle Floor has three fine Study-Bedrooms (one with a shower & WC), and a shared Luxury Bathroom.

  • The Top Floor is your dedicated Parent’s Penthouse, with a twin-facing fireplace, luxury Bath & Shower, a well-lit Dressing Area, and a beautiful private open-air Terrace with tree-top vistas. (Cambridge is both the driest and warmest County in all of England!)

  • The Large Carport sufficient for an SUV, and a secure Bike Yard.

  • Other Considerate Features include 3 fireplaces; the Spiral Stairs in pastel-coloured glass-bricks & sunlight; Juliet Balconies to mid-floor Bedrooms; and a westerly Top Floor Flower-Window for the open-air Terrace (a terrace & window that can be glass-covered, if you prefer).

  • This happy Family-Home is perhaps a 10-minute cycle-ride on dedicated ‘pavement bike-paths’ to the very best schools and King’s College & City Centre Market; 15-minutes cycle to the Main Train Station; and only a 5-minutes traffic-free drive in the other direction to join the M11 at Junction-12.

You are free & welcome to come to view the No.7 land without booking an appointment. The plot can be seen in full from the curbside, but please stroll on & around the grass & wood-bark area all of whih denote the land-plot, to get a feel for its full potential. Imagine the lamp-post replaced by fabulous raised-flower-beds on both sides of your handsome front-door. East to West, the plot runs from its back boundary fence with Wolfson College, all the way to its curbstone with Pearce Close. There is no council verge, which is why the lampost can be moved. North to South, the plot runs 6inches from the garage-wall of No3, to 3inches from the house-wall of No6. 

Wolfson College is part of Cambridge University, and is a communicty for Mature Students only. The building over the fence from 7, is an accommodation hall in a Conservation Area, so the College has to maintain its trees, landscaping and ambiance. 

IF SELF-BUILDING: You could likely bring No7 to life, and to your personal specifications re colours & materials, and be in within 8 months; or simply apply to build your own design entirely: the Council guarantees their response within 8 weeks. Your Architect would invite bids from experienced house-builders, then your appointed Project Manager would independently monitor every aspect of the construction, tailor-made to your wishes & your budget. Bear in mind, whether you want exposed oak-beams or brushed steel, beneath grey slate or terracotta roof-tiles, all Materials & Labour are automatically VAT-Free for a new-build house in England; and you only pay Stamp-Duty (circa £25,000) on the land-price you paid, not the final value of your home.

FOR SALE is the Freehold of this Land-with-current-Planning-Permission, tendered for Vacant Possession i.e. No chain. No delay.

£650,000. Best Offers to be received by Thursday 1200hrs midday, 27th September 2018, leading swiftly to an exchange-of-contracts strictly in accordance with Law Society of England standard protocols, including your 10% deposit via our Conveyancing Solicitors.

Conditions of Sale relating to the No7 building-plot:
1) The Purchaser of the building-plot is responsible for the discharge of any planning conditions set out in the consent, Ref:17/2000/Ful

2) The Purchaser would be responsible at their own cost for the connection of all new services from the amenity-mains to the new dwelling(s); and the protection or relocation of existing broadband & water-mains services currently on the western edge of the plot and serving 2, 4 & 6 Pearce Close.  

3) The Purchaser must construct any new dwelling strictly in line with the current Planning Consent unless a new Consent is permitted by Cambridge County Council. In all & any events, the Purchaser’s/New Owner’s alterations externally, and their use of that building(s) and/or land must respect the good ambience and shared amenity of the Pearce Close cul-de-sac, before, during, and after any building-works at No7.  

All of the Statements in this whole Advert are provisional approximates for marketing purposes only, and are not offered nor intended in any way as legally-binding nor contractual facts. The descriptions are honest & fair to the best knowledge of the Vendor.

Thank you for reading!

Extra Information

  • Council tax band: F (£2468.64 Per Annum)
  • Double Glazing: Throughout
  • Heating: gas


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