Retail/residential Development Opportunity in Ardleigh.

Retail/residential Development Opportunity in Ardleigh.

  • Located on a busy road in established village.
  • Existing (derelict) property on site area of 0.2 acres (0.08 ha).
  • Planning consent granted for new dwelling and attached cycle cafe.
  • Asking price £200,000.


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Property Location

Property Specification

The premises are located in Ardleigh, a popular village located to the north-east of Colchester, on the A137 Colchester to Manningtree/Ipswich road. The property is on the northern edge of the village and fronts the B1029 road from Ardleigh to Dedham, the latter being a popular tourist destination, linked with the painter John Constable. To the west of the property are other commercial occupiers, to the south-east and south-west are residential occupiers and to the north and east is open farmland.


The property comprises an existing single-story retail/business unit, now derelict, having been unoccupied for some 30 years. the property is situated at the rear of the site, with an extensive forecourt/car parking area (now overgrown). The car park is fenced with gates from Dedham Road. Essex County Council claim Highway Rights across the front part of the site, however the current owners have applied to have these rights removed.


The existing property is approximately 1,112 sq. ft. (103.3 sq. m) on a site of 0.2 acres (0.08 ha).


Planning consent was granted on 11th July 2018 by Tendring District Council for the demolition of the existing retail unit, and erection of a dwelling and attached cycle cafe- see attached plan. The application reference number is 18/00764/FUL and interested parties can view the full application and supporting plans on the Council's web-site. Alternatively, copies of the plans and Decision Notice are available from this office.


The property is offered for sale freehold, with the benefit of the planning consent described above, at a price of £200,000.

Rateable Value/EPC.

The existing property does not appear in the April 2017 Rating List. No EPC is required, as planning consent exists to demolish the building.


to arrange a viewing or for any further information on this property, please contact the sole agent, Jon Ablewhite of Morley  Riches & Ablewhite on (01206) 505707 (
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