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Melbourne Lane, Breedon on the Hill
For Sale: 325,000 - Available

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 1


The site benefits from full planning consent (excluding building regulations) for one detached three bedroom dwelling with adjoining loose box and cart hovel being ideal for equestrian or smallholder use. For the avoidance of doubt there is no agricultural tie on this property. The site extends to 1.192 acres or thereabouts comprising a former allotment, grass paddock and range of dilapidated buildings. As part of the planning consent the existing buildings are to be demolished. The site is situated on the edge of Breedon on the Hill conservation area and has views to open countryside to the west. 


The paddock is situated off Melbourne Lane, which runs off the Ashby Road / Main Street through the centre of the village. 

Breedon on the Hill Village and the surrounding area 

Breedon on the Hill is a picturesque village with an enormous sense of civic pride, benefiting from a thriving local community with two public houses, village shop, post office, butchers, and a reputable primary school / community centre and church. There is also a nearby golf course. There are numerous places of interest within short distance of the property including the Calke Abbey Estate, Melbourne Hall and Staunton Harold Estate.  The market towns of Ashby de la Zouch and Melbourne are both within a 5 mile radius and have extensive services including numerous public houses and restaurants, leisure centres and supermarkets.

The property has easy access to local centres including Derby (ten miles), Nottingham (nineteen miles), Leicester (twenty two miles) and East Midlands International Airport (four miles) and Junction 24 of the M1 motorway is approximately eight miles distance.

Planning Permission

The site benefits from outline planning consent dated 14th July 2010, reference number 10/00268/FUL. The site resides under the jurisdiction of North West Leicestershire District Council. The consent is valid for three years. The vendors enlisted Andrew Large Surveyors Ltd to gain the outline consent on their behalf. A photocopy of the permission as well as a reduced copy of the site plan have been attached to this brochure.

Description of Proposed Development

The current consent includes permission for the demolition of redundant farm buildings and erection of a two-storey dwelling with an attached loose box and cart hovel.  The gross internal area of the cottage is 114sq.metres. The loose box internal floor area is 12.2sq.metres, and the cart hovel is 13.5sq.metres.  

Overage Clause

An overage clause has been put in place at a level of 50% over 35 years. The overage clause does not affect the current planning consent. The overage clause comes into effect if there is more than one dwelling granted consent or if a commercial consent is granted at the property.

Local Authorities 

North West Leicestershire District Council, Council Offices, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3FJ. Telephone: 01530 454545 

Rights of Way & Easements

There are no public footpaths crossing the property. The property is sold subject to any Rights of Way, Easements and Wayleaves, whether disclosed or not. 


The land lies flat with boundaries, predominantly of hedgerow, post and rail and pale fencing.   

Selling Agents

Howkins and Harrison and Andrew Large Surveyors Ltd are jointly marketing the development site.  At Howkins and Harrison please contact Ian Large on 01827 721387. At Andrew Large Surveyors Ltd please contact Andrew Large or Caroline Large on 01332 695067. 


Viewings of the site can be made as long as the interested party has a set of particulars with them. 




Vacant possession provided on completion. 


It is understood mains water and electricity are available within the vicinity but not connected. 


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