Park Wood, Hellingly, East Sussex, BN27 4EP

For Sale
For Sale by Informal Tender

Park Wood, Hellingly, East Sussex, BN27 4EP

Summary

On behalf of the Environment Agency       

PARK WOOD
HELLINGLY, EAST SUSSEX, BN27 4EP

A mixed, deciduous woodland with commercial, recreation, conservation, leisure, green infrastructure and environmental/carbon offset potential.

IN ALL ABOUT 152 ACRES (60 HECTARES)

FOR SALE BY INFORMAL TENDER
Tenders to be received by 12 noon on Friday 15th September 2017

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A mixed, deciduous woodland of about 152 acres with commercial, recreation, conservation, leisure, green infrastructure and environmental/carbon offset potential.


 

On behalf of the Environment Agency       

PARK WOOD
HELLINGLY, EAST SUSSEX, BN27 4EP

A mixed, deciduous woodland with commercial, recreation, conservation, leisure, green infrastructure and environmental/carbon offset potential.

IN ALL ABOUT 152 ACRES (60 HECTARES)

FOR SALE BY INFORMAL TENDER
Tenders to be received by 12 noon on Friday 15th September 2017

Location
Park Wood is situated in the heart of East Sussex in a quiet, yet accessible, rural location; nestled between the Pevensey Levels Nature Reserve to the south and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the north with many other historic and heritage attractions nearby.  The market town of Hailsham is about 2 miles distant to the south offering a wide range of shops and amenities.  The historic County Town of Lewes is approximately 13 miles to the west, whilst the larger centres of Brighton and Tunbridge Wells are about 22 miles and 20 miles distant respectively.  The coast at Eastbourne is about 12 miles to the south.

The property is conveniently located just 2.5 miles from the A271/A22 roundabout.  From here the port of Newhaven is 16 miles away whilst the proposed Estover biomass CHP plant in Sandwich will be 75 miles distant.  The A22 and nearby A27 both provide links to national motorway & trunk road network.  The M25 London Orbital is some 36 miles away.

Mainline rail services are available from Polegate Station, about 6.5 miles distant providing services to London (Victoria) and locally providing direct services to towns including Hastings, Eastbourne, Lewes and Brighton.

Description
Park Wood is a rare opportunity to acquire a significant block of ancient semi-natural woodland covering about 152 acres (60 hectares).  Providing interest for the investor or active woodland owner with environmental/ social and conservation potential and timber income.  The wood also offers recreation, leisure, green infrastructure and environmental/ carbon offset opportunities.

The woodland hosts trees of interest, the primary canopy comprises oak, ash, chestnut, sycamore, holly, hornbeam and silver birch with coupes of coppiced sweet chestnut and hornbeam.  The ground flora includes wood anemones, violets and orchids with a vibrant carpet of bluebells covering the woodland floor in spring.  Ferns and mosses populate the damper areas adjoining the streams that run through the centre of the woodland. This ancient woodland is wonderful habitat for a diverse array of wildlife whilst also being open for public enjoyment.  A number of hard surfaced trails and tracks throughout the wood allow easy access through the whole block.

Access
Located between Grove Hill and Featherbed Lane, to the north east of Hailsham, Park Wood has vehicular access to both roads.  From Grove Hill there is a wide surfaced entrance way that leads through double metal field gates and into a hard standing loading/parking area of approximately 600m2, enclosed by chestnut post and rail fencing.  On the southern boundary there is a second palisade-gated entrance leading onto a surfaced woodland track.  The woodland benefits from many surfaced extraction/access routes.

General Property Information

Designations
Park Wood is nestled between the Pevensey Levels Nature Reserve, High Weald AONB and South Downs National Park.  The property is not affected by any of these designations.  The woodland is a locally designated Site of Nature Conservation Importance and ancient semi-natural woodland.  Purchasers should make their own further enquiries of the statutory bodies.

Services
There are no mains services presently connected to the site. Purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries of service providers as to the cost and availability of connections.

Public Rights of Way
The woodland is designated as public open access under the Countryside Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act). Further details are available from the Agent.

Easements, Wayleaves, Covenants and Rights of Way
The property is sold with any easements, wayleaves, covenants and rights of way that exist whether mentioned in these particulars or not.  Further details are available from the Agent.

Local Authority
Wealden District Council  Tel: 01323 443322  Web: www.wealden.gov.uk

Woodland Management
The EA does not have a comprehensive stocking list for the wood.  The woodland is not subject to any grant schemes presently, but has previously benefited from an English Woodland Grant Scheme that expired in 2014. Further details are available from the Agent.

Many of the compartments of woodland are overstocked and in need of thinning, coppicing or clear-felling.  Coppice operations and felling have previously been carried out on a sustainable basis under Licenses obtained from the Forestry Commission as part of a wider English Woodland Grant Scheme.

Plans
The plans contained within these particulars are for reference and identification only and are not to scale.

Tenure and Possession
The property is offered freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Method of Sale
The land is offered for sale by Informal Tender. Interested parties should register their interest with the seller’s Sole Agent. Offers must be submitted to the Agent using the Tender Form attached to these particulars and submitted by 12 noon on 15th September 2017.

Viewing
Interested parties can view the woodland at any time so long as they have a copy of the sales particulars with them. The Vendor and their Agent take no responsibility for the safety of parties viewing the property.

Directions
Approaching from the north and our office in Heathfield, travel southwards on the Hailsham Road/B2203. After about 2.5 miles and arriving in Horam, turn left at the ‘T’ Junction onto the A267. Almost immediately take the first left turning onto Horebeech Lane. Continue through Marle Green and onto Grove Hill and after about 4 miles the entrance to Park Wood will be seen, signed on the left. Turn in and proceed into the car park.  (Cars are parked at the driver’s risk.)

From the south and Hailsham direction, take the A22/Hailsham Bypass to the Boship Roundabout.  At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the A271/Horsebridge Road. Continue for about a mile before turning left onto Park Road, continuing onto Grove Hill for just over a mile and the entrance to Park Wood will be seen on the right.

Access may be taken from Featherbed Lane.  If this access is to be used then drivers must park safely on the public highway and walk into the woodland past the palisade-gate.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Samuel & Son and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.   2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive.  3. It should not be assumed that the properties have all necessary planning, building regulations or other consents and Samuel & Son have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.