High Street, Roydon, Harlow, Essex CM19

Price On Application | under offer

Redevelopment / Refurbishment Opportunity Subject To Planning

  • Development Plot
  • 1,636 Approx Sq ft



• Opportunity to acquire a former goods shed

• Potential for a range of uses subject to planning

• Building measures approximately 152 sq m (1636 sq ft)

• Site located within Epping Forest District Council


The site is a former goods shed. It has the potential for a variety of different uses subject to planning and is being sold as seen with vacant possession.

The site is being offered for sale leasehold by informal tender. Offers for the leasehold interest are invited by 12 noon on Friday 20 January 2017.


Roydon is a desirable village in the district of Epping Forest with a population of approximately 2139 inhabitants, and includes a range of service and facilities including a restaurant, public house, village hall, primary school, pharmacy, and a church.

Roydon benefits from excellent links to Harlow, Hoddesdon and Epping which provide good sources of employment, leisure and retail facilities.

The nearest train station (the Roydon railway station) provides regular service to London with an average journey time of approximately 45 minutes.


The site falls within the administrative area of Epping Forest District Council.

The site does not benefit from planning permission. Having carried out an initial planning appraisal we consider that the property in principle is considered suitable for either conversion / redevelopment to residential use (use classes C2, C2a, C3) or alternatively a commercial use (use class B1, B2, B8), subject to planning.

Any planning application will need to take account of the fact that the site is in the curtilage of a Grade II Listed Building (i.e. the Station building), and is included within the flood plain.

A copy of Carter Jonas’s preliminary planning report is available in the drop box.


The site is largely flat, and rectangular in shape with no landscape features of special merit. It is bounded to the north and east by open land, and to the south and west by residential uses, a railway line and open land.

The entire site contains a building which was formally used as a goods shed which is of brick construction. The entire roof of the building has been either removed or fallen in. The gross external area is approximately 152m2 (1636 sq ft). Access to the site is obtained from B181 to the east of the site.

The site is surrounded by Roydon railway station platform and car park.

The site lies within flood zone 2 / 3 according to the Environment Agency flood risk map, and there exists a river line to both the north and south of the site.


The leasehold interest forms part of the title number EX883568 and is being offered together with appropriate rights of access and services. The property is being sold with vacant possession.

A copy of the land registry title and plan are available and included within the drop box.


Offers are invited for the leasehold interest subject to contract.


In the event an alternative planning consent is secured within a 10 year period the purchasers to pay an overage. The details to be included within the informal tender bid.


The property has been elected for VAT and will therefore be charged on the sale price.


A drop box for additional information has been created with access details from the agent with access details from the agent.

The information includes:

• Title number: EX883568

• Initial planning report

• Informal tender document


Informal bids are to be submitted by 12 noon on 20 January 2017. Full details can be found in the drop box.


20 January 2017 – Informal Tender Date

27 January 2017 - Interview Date

3 February 2017 – Agree preferred purchaser and instruct solicitors

24 February 2017 – Meeting with both parties, solicitors and principles

10 March 2017 – Exchange of contracts.


Arrangements can be made through the agents, albeit access within the building is not permitted on health and safety grounds.


Should you require further information please contact either Nick Muncey on 01223 326 817 alternatively you can email nick.muncey@carterjonas.co.uk. Anish Jadav on 01223 326 550 alternatively you can email anish.jadav@carterjonas.co.uk.

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