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371.15 acres, Land At Burlington, Shifnal/Staffs Border, Shropshire
Sold (STC) - Guide Price £3,600,000

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Whole or 5 Lots, 371 Acres, Productive Arable Land, Modern Grain Store, Other Buildings, Pasture and Woodland


Situation: The land at Burlington is situated in a productive agricultural area and has an excellent road network with the A5 and A41 adjoining and the M54 (Jct 3) close by. Minor roads are well located for easy access around the land.

The land is relatively flat with medium to light sandy loam soils which are generally free draining identified as Grade 2 or 3 on a recent provisional DEFRA Land Classification Map. All the arable ground can be easily cultivated and has regularly grown combinable crops, maize, potatoes and roots. The land is divided for sale into five lots of differing sizes as briefly outlined in the schedule on the brochure.

Lot 1 includes a modern grain store (90 ft x 80 ft est. 1000 tons wheat) with an adjoining open store 90 ft x 60 ft. There is also a small area of woodland. 48.70 Hectares (120.33 Acres)

Lot 2 includes wood and amenity land totalling 11.60 acres and an older 2 bay enclosed building. In the North West corner an area of about 20 acres currently cropped with potatoes and rye has been well farmed since reinstatement circa 1980 after previous gravel workings. 66.67 Hectares (164.75 Acres)

Lot 3 is slightly sloping in part and a new boundary will be installed between points A to B (marked on the plan). 27.06 Hectares (66.87 Acres)

Lot 4 is well suited for horses and comprises established grass divided into conveniently sized paddocks. It includes a useful 6 bay general purpose building (90ft x 50ft) suitable for stabling, livestock or storage. 3.03 Hectares (7.49 Acres)

Lot 5 comprises two smaller arable fields (6.47 acres and 5.24 acres) which can be sold together or separately. They both adjoin the A5 located about 2 miles West of Burlington. 4.74 Hectares (11.71 Acres)

Background, Tenure and Possession   
   
The land is freehold and is offered for sale by The Rose Estate with vacant possession on completion in October 2019. This follows the retirement of David Pierce, the current farm tenant and upon termination of a separate farm business tenancy of the North West part of Lot 2.

Basic Farm Payment (BPS)   
      
The BPS entitlements are included in the sale of Lots 1, 2 and 3 and can be made available for Lots 4 and 5. The purchasers of all Lots will be required to cross-comply in respect of the 2019 scheme year.

Environmental Scheme

An HLS scheme benefits the majority of the land which runs until September 2023.This will be divided and transferred with Lots 1, 2 and 3. There is indication (but no guarantee) that the presence of such scheme may be an advantage for earlier eligibility for future environmental schemes.   

Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ)

All the land is in an NVZ and subject to the associated rules and regulations.

Irrigation         
         
Under licence from the EA, irrigation is available for Lot 1 from Burlington Pool (not part of the sale). This could also benefit Lot 2 if purchased together. The licence is held by the outgoing farm tenant and could be transferred subject to separate agreement and EA consent.

Crops and Holdover   

A cropping schedule for the previous four years can be provided on request. A right of holdover for up to one month after completion will be reserved should extra time be required to harvest growing crops.

Access, Rights of Way and Reservations   
   
Lots 1 to 4 have various points of access from one of the three local minor roads. Lot 1 can also be accessed from the A41 and Lot 5 adjoins the A5. Gateways are generally suitable for modern agricultural machinery. The property is sold subject to all rights including rights of way (whether public or private), drainage, water and electricity supplies and any other rights and obligations, easements and wayleaves whether referred to in the conditions of sale or not. In particular, Lot 2 has a private right of way across the track along the Western boundary and a permissive route which will be ended prior to completion. Lot 4 will have a reservation for the septic tank drainage systems which serve three adjacent dwellings.

Planning   

The property will be sold subject to any Development Plan, Tree Preservation Order, Town Planning, Schedule of Resolution or Notice which may be or come into force, any road widening or improvement schemes, land charges, statutory provision and by-laws without any obligation on the vendors to specify them.

Water and Electricity   

Mains water is available to Lots 1 and 4. Electricity (3 phase) is connected to the grain store with Lot 1.

Plans, Areas and Schedules         

These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. The purchasers shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description and acreage of the property. Any errors or mis-statements shall not annul a sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.

Directions: From M54 Jct 3 travel north on A41. At the roundabout either turn left onto the A5 and first right or continue on A41 and turn first left. Lots 1 to 4 are accessed from these minor roads.Acreage:371.15

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