Land off Whitwell Lane | Whitwell Lane, Pontesbury, Shropshire

Land with Potential for an Affordable Home Building Plot in a Backwater on the Periphery of Pontesbury
Price On Application.
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Potential Plot, Picturesque, Accessibility, Scarcity

The land has a field gate access to the front of Whitwell Lane. It is level land measuring approximately 865m². The land is a rectangular shape.


A PDF copy of "Build Your Own Affordable Home Information Pack" is available upon request from the Agents'. Below are some summary guidelines taken from the above which has been adapted from the Shropshire Supplementary Planning Document on the Type and Affordability of Housing (September 2012).

Shropshire Council encourages qualifying local people to build their own affordable home. Sites may be permitted outside of the main towns and villages as an exception to the normal planning policies that restrict housing development in such areas.

The Vendor has stated in this case that any Purchaser would have to cover the Vendor's Legal Costs.


- The 'affordable' value of the property is normally restricted to 60% of open market value.

- The property cannot normally be larger than 100 m² gross internal floor area.

- The house is to meet the energy and water efficiency aspects of level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

- The occupier of the affordable home is a "Qualifying Person".

How do I apply for planning permission?

A full planning application should be made by the prospective occupier of the proposed affordable dwelling. However, before proceeding you need to take the following steps in the order presented below:

1. Contact the Development management team at your local Shropshire Council office to make an informal enquiry to see if your proposed build is 'suitable' in terms of its size and location.
2. The Planning Officer is also likely to advise you to make a formal 'pre-application' enquiry regarding your proposal. There is a charge of £200 for this formal pre-application service.
3. If the Planning Officer is able to confirm in writing that the location of the proposed site appears suitable, you should then contact the relevant Housing Enabling at Shirehall who will arrange to meet you to begin the process of establishing whether you are a Qualifying Person for the scheme.
4. After meeting with the Housing Enabling Officer, you will need to approach the Clerk of your Parish or Town Council for written confirmation of your Strong Local Connection to their area.
5. After this, you should then return the application form and all of your supporting information to the Housing Enable Officer for them to determine your eligibility for the scheme.
6. Once you have obtained a preliminary "green light" from the above stages, you have some assurance that it is worthwhile employing an architect or technician to draw up your formal building plans. You will then be ready to make a full planning application.   

Boundaries and Fences:

New (stock proof) boundary fencing around the land will be at the buyers; expense.

From the centre of Pontesbury, turn into Chapel Street. Stay on this road until you reach the Plough Inn on the right-hand side. Directly ahead you will see a small ford, drive through and Whitwell Lane is on the other side. The land can be found on the left-hand side indicated by our For Sale sign.

Key Features

Potential Plot Picturesque
Accessibility Scarcity
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