Residential Development Site, Beech Farm, Woolley, Wakefield WF4

Offers in excess of £1,500,000 | under offer

UNDER OFFER - An exceptional opportunity to acquire a prime residential development site of almost 1½ acres with detailed planning permission to form one bespoke barn conversion and seven individual new dwellings with associated garaging.

  • Freehold
  • Land
  • Development Plot
  • Land




The sale of Beech Farm, Woolley offers an increasingly rare opportunity to create a small select development in a prime location and with the benefit of detailed planning consent allowing a developer to commence the scheme with immediate effect. Once complete the scheme will provide 8 individual dwellings appealing to different sectors of the market whilst occupying a well established location fronting the High Street of this highly regarded village. Overall the site area extends to almost 1½ acres and currently occupied by the existing farmhouse, detached stone barn and a range of agricultural buildings. The planning approval allows for the demolition of the farmhouse and farm buildings and conversion of the stone barn into one of the individual dwellings. A copy of the decision notice, site/location plan and floor plans for the proposed units are provided with these sales particulars together with conditions of the tender process and information which will be required from all interested parties to accompany their offer. All plans are not to scale and are for identification purposes only. However, all relevant information regarding the site and full details of the planning permission and section 106 agreement are available for inspection on the Wakefield Council planning portal (


Full planning permission was granted by Wakefield Council on the 4 December 2015, application number 13/02901/FUL for ‘Demolition of dwelling and agricultural buildings; conversion of barn to 1no. dwelling and erection of 7no. new dwellings and garages and alterations to access’. A copy of the full decision notice is attached to these sales particulars and should be read in conjunction with the associated plans provided. It should also be noted that the vendors wish to retain a vehicular right of access from the High Street to the field gate into the adjacent land adjoining the site to the south.


The development site occupies a central position within the village with a significant frontage to High Street and private residential properties immediately flanking both the east and west boundaries. Furthermore 4 of the new larger detached houses will enjoy south facing views over adjoining green belt on the edge of the village. Woolley itself is a charming and highly sought after village in a semi rural location yet most convenient for access to principal Yorkshire commercial centres including those of Leeds (12 miles), Sheffield (22 miles) and Wakefield (4 miles). Facilities within the village are limited but do currently include a village hall, church and golf course with public bar although there are excellent shopping facilities within easy reach and the M1 motorway is approximately 3 miles for those wishing to travel further afield. There are also most denominations of schools close by together with a range of sporting facilities.


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