James Road, Crowland

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Property Summary

CROWLAND is located on the A.16 on the border of Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire about 8 miles north-east of the city of Peterborough and about 13 miles south of the market town of Spalding. It is famous for its ancient abbey, some of the ruins of which date from the 10th century, now partly absorbed into the Parish Church and for its unique Trinity Bridge built by Benedictine monks in the 14th century.
Amenities within the town itself include a Post Office, primary school, a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. There is also a weekly market.

"ALDERLANDS" is located in James Road on the southern approach to the town, a short distance to the north of roundabout at the junction of the A.16 Crowland by-pass with the A.1073 Peterborough Road.
It comprises a 1970s detached two-storey brick and tiled house in need of modernisation; a large agricultural barn, a haulage depot and caravan park.

THE SITE extends to an area of approximately 4 acres (1.619 hectares) as shown within the boundaries edged red on the identification plan.

is briefly as follows (N.B. All dimensions are approximate) :-


Entrance Lobby; Inner Hall: 9'11'' x 7'7''max; Cloakroom; L-shaped Lounge/Diner: 18' 5" x 11' 11" + 10' 8" x 10' 6"; L-shaped Family Room/Office: 17', narrowing to 13' x 11'; Kitchen/Breakfast: 13' x 10' 9"; Utility/Boiler Room: 8' x 6'; Shower Room: 8' x 2' 8"; Rear Entrance Lobby.


Landing; Bedroom 1: 12' 8" x 12' with Dressing/Nursery Room (off): 10' 3" x 5' 5"; Bedroom: 2 13' 10" (including wardrobe) x 9' 10" max; Bedroom 3: 10', narrowing to 4' 10" x 8' 7" (Including wardrobe) ; Bathroom: 9' x 5' 6".


Detached Barn: 44' 6" x 40' overall including Paint Booth.


It is understood that all mains services other than gas are either connected, or are available for connection to the property and that drainage is to the public sewer. The house has an oil-fired central heating system.


Band "D" (mixed use) payable to South Holland District Council.

A copy of the full energy performance certificate is available for inspection at our office.

Prospective purchasers wishing to view the site may do so without further authority from the Agents, but must carry a copy of these particulars with them during the course of their inspection and produce them if so requested.

Internal inspections of the house will be on a block booking basis on specified dates. Please contact us for further details.

"Alderlands" is the first property on the left on joining James Road from the roundabout at the junction of the A.16 with the A.1073 (Peterborough Road to Eye Green) at the southern end of the Crowland by-pass.


South Holland District Councill,, Priory Road, Spalding,
Lincs, PE11 2XE. Telephone 01775 761161.


The use of part of the property as a general haulage depot, including occasional storage was the subject of a Certificate of Lawful Use or Development dated 2nd February 1994 under Reference HO2/1113/93.

A preliminary enquiry for pre-application advice on the possible residential development of the site was submitted to the Planning Department in March 2021 under Reference PE/0017721 . This indicates clear potential for the development of a residential estate.

The full text is as follows:-

"The site is located outside of, but close to, the settlement boundary for Crowland, as set out in the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan (2019), and immediately adjoins existing residential development.
As the Council is able to demonstrate a 5-year housing and supply, the standard position of the Local Planning Authority is that the applications for market residential development outside of settlement boundaries would be refused.

However, at least part of the site would appear to be brownfield in nature and one of the Strategic Priorities of the Local Plan is to prioritise the re-use of previously-developed land and to minimise the loss of South East Lincolnshire's high-quality agricultural land, which development of this site would contribute towards.

Nonetheless, it is highlighted in Strategic Priority 9 that new development must still be in sustainable locations, and at appropriate densities.

A strong argument would therefore need to be put forward by an applicant that the proposed site is in a sustainable location, with particular regard to the three dimensions of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental) set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (2019). Otherwise, it would still fail against Policy 1 of the Local Plan.

With regard to the flood risk, the site is classified as 'Danger for All' in terms of hazard in the South East Lincolnshire Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (March 2017) with predicted flood depths of 1-2m.

The exact predicted depth would need to be ascertained to determine mitigation measures required. The EA Standing Advice matrix shows that 1-1.6m depth would require a minimum of 2 storeys, with finished floor levels a minimum of 1m above existing ground level.

Depths of greater than 1.6m and no habitable ground floor accommodation is permitted and first floor living accommodation must be above the highest predicted flood depth.

In summary, the Local Planning Authority may be able to support development of the site in the future, provided that other material consideration (such as amenity, design, flood risk, highways etc.) are satisfactorily addressed."


The Vendor is seeking expressions of interest from prospective purchasers who are in a position to proceed, subject only to contract.

Offers which are subject to planning permission being obtained, obtaining finance, soil or other surveys etc, would not, therefore, be considered at present.

Offers should be made on the basis that the preferred bidder will be given 28 days to exchange contracts from the date a draft contract is sent to the purchaser's solicitor failing which the Vendor reserves the right to withdraw the contract and ccept an alternative offer if he so chooses. Completion of sale is to take place not more than 14 days after exchange of contracts.

The Vendor does not bind himself to accept the highest, or any, offer received.


The property is registered at the Land Registry under Title Number LL330010.

We are informed by the Vendor that vacant possession will be given on completion.


None of the appliances or services has been tested and prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves that they are in working order.

The floor and other identification plans included in these particulars are intended as an approximate guide only and their accuracy is not guaranteed.

The Agents for themselves and for the owner of this property hereby give notice that: (1) These particulars do not in any way constitute an offer or a contract; (2) Any intending purchasers/tenants must not rely on the statements made in these particulars as representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their correctness as they are made without acceptance of any responsibility on the part of the Agents or the owner; (3) No representation whatever in relation to this property is made or given by the Agents or the owner, nor has any person in their employment any authority to make or give any such representation or warranty.