Land at Back Lane, Helperby

Under Offer Oct 2021

Price: For Sale
Offers in excess of £395,000 exc VAT

Address: Back Lane, Helperby

Key Features:

  • Approx 0.45 acres (0.18 Ha)
  • For Sale Freehold
  • Part of Hambleton District Council LDF Housing Allocation
  • Potential Residential Development

Situation & Location

This potential residential development site is situated on the east side of Back Lane, from where there is an existing access.

The land adjoins residential properties on Balk Avenue (a residential cul-de-sac to the east), and open farm land to the south which is the subject of a current planning application for housing development (Planning Reference 21/00824/OUT).

Helperby boasts a very attractive wide, part cobbled, main street aligned with numerous picturesque period properties, including the fine Helperby Hall at its southern end.

The village supports a number of local facilities including a Primary School, Village Shop, Doctors surgery, two Public Houses one of which also has rooms, a Village Hall, and the 15th Century Church St Peter’s.


The site comprises a relatively flat, regular shaped, fenced paddock which lends itself ideally for a residential infill development, subject to planning consent being secured. Access is currently via Back Lane, a publicly adopted highway.

The site extends in total to approximately 0.45 acres (0.18 ha) and was most recently used by the Oak Tree Inn as a temporary overflow car park.

Mains services including electric and water are believed to be available in the adjoining public highway. There is a foul sewer running through part of the property (south east corner), where it is envisaged connections could be made. Purchasers are required to undertake their own detailed assessment in all circumstances.

Any sale will be subject to all rights of support, public and private rights of way, water, light, drainage and other easements, quasi-easements and wayleaves, all or any other like rights, whether mentioned in the particulars or not.

Current Planning Status

The land falls within the Hambleton District and is therefore subject to planning guidance and policy set out within the existing Development Plan Document forming part of the Hambleton Local Development Framework, (LDF) Adopted 2010.

Within that document, the subject property formed part of the sole housing allocation within the village of Brafferton/Helperby – Site Reference EH7. This allocation also included land on the west side of Back Lane, which is in third party ownership, and not part of this subject sale.

The allocation sets out a phased delivery of new homes, with an expected release within the period 2021 – 2026, with a target density of 30 dwellings per Ha (ie approx. 15 across the combined sites). The allocation also assumes 50% of those dwellings would be ‘affordable’.

The new Settlement hierarchy has Brafferton/Helperby as a designated Service Village, and the Interim Policy Guidance sets out circumstances where small scale housing development can be accommodated within Service Villages. This policy has recently been adopted with the consent granted for 5 new dwellings on Raskelf Road in Brafferton, which was sold in June 2021 after an open marketing campaign to Sullivan Homes.

The existing DPD is currently in the process of being replaced by the new emerging Local Plan, which is at Deposit Draft stage and awaiting adoption.  The emerging Local Plan does not include any of the subject site as a specific allocation.

Guide Price

Offers are invited in excess of £395,000 exclusive of VAT.

Conditional or Unconditional offers will be considered on their merits.


All descriptions, dimensions, areas, reference to condition and other details are given in good faith and believed to be correct but intending purchasers / lessors should satisfy themselves as to the correctness.


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