Wiveliscombe, Taunton

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20.99 acres (8.49 hectares) of productive arable and pasture land located near to Wiveliscombe. The land has direct road access and is classified as Grade 2. There is access to a private water supply and the land adjoins an existing solar PV array. For sale by informal tender.


The land is situated on the southern edge of Wiveliscombe in Somerset, approximately 6 miles to the north-west of Wellington and 10 miles west of Taunton.

The Exmoor National Park, The Quantock Hills and Wimbleball Reservoir are within easy reach, as is the Somerset coast.


The land comprises a single gently sloping and level field and includes ownership of Quakers Lane. The total area extends to approximately 20.99 acres (8.49 hectares) and the land is classified as grade 2 on the land classification system.

Whilst the land is currently down to grass, it would be suitable for growing cereal and forage crops with the soils described as freely draining slightly acid loamy soils. The land also adjoins an existing solar PV development.

There are views towards Heydon Hill and over Wiveliscombe to the north and Quakers Lane provides access between the land and the public highway.


There are no mains services connected to the land. There is a right to take water from a borehole which is located on neighbouring land.


There is direct access to the land from a council maintained road.


The land is offered for sale by Informal Tender, as one lot. All offers are to be submitted in writing (an informal tender form is available from Stags). The closing date by which tenders must be received is Wednesday 6th October 2021 at 12:00 midday.


The land is owned freehold and is available with vacant possession upon completion. The land is registered on the Land Registry.


There is an overage provision affecting the land: The uplift payment is triggered by the implementation of a planning permission on the property, within 25 years after 29 October 2015, for residential or commercial development, excluding agricultural or farm buildings. The payment is 50% of the difference, on the date of implementation of the planning permission, between the value of the land with planning permission and the value disregarding the planning permission.


The land is registered for entitlements under the BPS. The payment relating to the 2021 claim will be retained by the vendor.

The entitlements will be transferred to the purchaser upon request and it will be a condition of the sale that the purchaser complies with the cross compliance requirements of the BPS until the 31st December 2021.


The land is classified as Grade 2 on the land classification system and is not within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ).


Somerset West & Taunton Council: www.somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk


The sporting and mineral rights insofar as they are owned are included with the freehold.


The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleave agreement and any public or private rights of way that may affect it.


A plan which is not to scale, is included with these sale particulars for identification purposes only. The land being sold is shown edged red on the plan.


Please contact Stags to arrange a viewing. Tel: 01392 680059 or 01823 662822. Email: farms@stags.co.uk


At the traffic lights in the centre of Wiveliscombe proceed down the hill (South Street) signed towards Bathealton and Langford Budville. Continue for approximately 0.5 miles and shortly after the electricity sub-station the entrance to the land (Quakers Lane) will be found on the left.


These particulars are a guide only and are not to be relied upon for any purpose.

01823 619815

Stags - Wellington

7 High Street, Wellington, Devon, TA21 8QT

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