Freehold Residential Development Opportunity


  • Freehold Residential Development site offering the opportunity to deliver a high quality, select development extending to approximately 3.19 acres (1.29ha)
  • Outline planning consent for 17 units
  • Sought-after Village location, close to local amenities and set in an attractive rural setting
  • Full suite of technical information available in the ‘Documents and Downloads’ section


Site Overview

The site extends to approximately 1.29 ha (3.19 acres) and is located 500m south west of the village centre of Cawood, Selby. The land is flat in the main, consisting of vacant grassland.

Cawood is an attractive Village located 6km North West of Selby, and 25km east of Leeds. The village benefits from a range of local services and shops, including Cawood C of E Primary School (rated ‘Good’ in their latest OFSTED Report), and a bus service to Selby (5 miles) and York (11 miles).

The site is accessed via Wolsey Avenue, through third party land consisting of two garages and a play area. A Legal Agreement to purchase the access land has been agreed and will be finalised prior to legal completion of the land sale.

The site benefits from Outline planning consent for 17 dwelling houses (TP ref: 2015/0518/OUT). A Section 106 Agreement has been entered into and is available to download in the downloads and documents section.

Residential buildings lie to the southeast with open fields and garden land bordering the remainder of the site. Our Client owns the adjacent land to the northwest.


Town Planning

The land edged red on the Site Plan (available in the ‘Documents and Downloads’ section of this website) measures approximately 1.29 hectares (3.91 acres) and benefits from Outline Planning permission for 17 dwellings with access from Wolsey Avenue. The outline planning consent requires 40% (7 no.) of the units to be provided as affordable housing. There is an ongoing S106BA application to reduce the level of affordable housing required on site. A recent response from the District Valuer recommends reducing the provision to 23.5% equating to 4 units on site. Although not accepted, our clients are minded to progress on this basis, and as such we advise interested parties to appraise the opportunity on the basis of delivering 4 affordable units on site. There is also the requirement for contributions towards the maintenance of open space and £1,105 as a waste and recycling contribution. There are no Education Contributions sought as a result of the approved scheme.

A copy of the Planning Decision Notice and the Section 106 Agreement are available to download in the ‘Documents and Downloads’ section.

The planning permission was granted prior to Selby’s adoption of Community Infrastructure Levy and as such, the current planning permission will not attract any CIL charges.


Further Information

A suite of technical information and copies of planning documents can be found in the ‘Documents and Downloads’ section of this website.



The land is held freehold under Title NYK164354. A copy of the title is available in the ‘Documents and Downloads’ section of this website.


Tender Process

The freehold is offered for sale via Informal Tender. Offers are to be received in writing at our Leeds Office by 12.00 noon on 11th April 2018. All offers are to be accompanied by a completed Bid Proforma (provided on request), together with a copy of proposed schemes.



The site can be viewed from the public footpath that runs along the north and west boundaries of our Client’s ownership. Interested parties should not enter the site without prior permission or unaccompanied. Should interested parties wish to enter the site, please contact Titchmarsh & Bagley to arrange an appointment.



For further information, please contact:

Matthew Bagley
Tel: 0113 898 0745
Mob: 07912 952 502