Developers and house builders are being invited to bid for the right to construct new houses on the Ham Farm section of Gillingham’s large Southern Extension development.
National property consultancy Carter Jonas, acting on behalf of Welbeck Strategic Land and the landowners, describe the site off the Shaftesbury Road as a ‘significant land development opportunity to the south of Gillingham in Dorset’.
The land, which forms Phase 1A of a larger consented scheme of 961 units, is part of what is formally known as the Gillingham Strategic Southern Expansion. When complete, the development will also include a local centre with retail, community, health and leisure amenities.
Phase 1A measures approximately 22.07 acres (8.93 hectares) and has outline consent for up to 205 units, of which ten percent are allocated for affordable housing, say Carter Jonas.
It adds: ‘Gillingham provides a range of facilities and amenities including supermarkets, shops, education and employment. With a mainline railway station on the Exeter to London Waterloo line, it provides good transport rail links. The A30 is just 2 miles from Ham Farm and the A303 6 miles.’
Steve Morris, Partner at Carter Jonas (Bristol) said: ‘Ham Farm is set to be a popular new community and the opportunity to purchase this first phase looks likely to attract significant interest.’
Carter Jonas says that unconditional offers only are invited.
A microsite is available at www.hamfarmgillingham.com. This contains the planning application documentation, technical details, bid pro forma, highways information relating to the Principal Street and access arrangements, and purchasers’ obligations.
Bids are requested by noon on Wednesday 17 November 2021.