Land for sale in Clyst Road, Topsham EX3

Sale by tender
Land for sale 6.6 ac*
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Property features

  • Planning Permission Granted
  • 6.6 Hectares (16.3 acres)
  • Up to 155 dwellings plus a 64 bed care home

Property description

The site

This land is the largest and most important residential development opportunity to have been offered for sale in Topsham in decades. This absolutely prime level approximately 6.6 hectare (16.3 acre) site has frontage to Clyst Road on the northern edge of Topsham some 0.6 miles from the town centre of what is perhaps the best residential district in Exeter. The land adjoins exiting housing development on its south and east with open fields to the north where it adjoins the Clyst Valley.


Within Exeter but distinctively Topsham would be a good description of this historic estuary port town with its eclectic mix of building styles, famous 17c Dutch style merchant houses, maritime heritage and waterfront setting on the River Exe. Some of the finest houses can be found along the Strand whilst Topsham High Street is home to many specialist shops and boutiques. There are numerous award winning restaurants and pubs in the locality. There is a strong local community (population 5,519 in 2011) and plenty of amenities including a local primary school, gp surgery, bowls club, swimming pool, recreation ground, rspb reserve, estuary walks, local ferry, frequent bus services and a train station to name only a few.

The centre of Exeter (population estimated at 124,328 in mid-2014), a city consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the UK, is less than 6 km away and can be reached by regular public transport.


A grant of outline planning permission was obtained on appeal under reference number app/Y1110/W/18/3202635 on the 14th January 2019 for a development comprising a 64 bed residential care home and up to 155 residential units. A S106 agreement provides for Affordable Housing at a rate of 35% as well as off site improvements to Clyst Road within the public highway. There are no financial contributions required however Exeter City Council are a cil authority with a chargeable rate of £80 psm (plus indexation) in respect of residential development (excluding social housing) however the residential care home elements are charged at a nil rate.


A full pack of technical information including copies of the planning permission, S106 agreement, planning documentation, utility information and geotechnical report is available from the agents.

Method of sale

The land is offered for sale by informal tender with a closing date of midday on Friday June 21st 2019 with tenders returned to the agents marked Informal tender Topsham. The sale of the land will be subject to VAT. Prospective purchasers are invited to put forward offers for the whole property or just the residential or care home (0.5ha) elements as the vendor will actively consider a sale of the whole property to a single purchaser or splitting the sale into two separate transactions. Any bids for individual lots should be submitted on the basis that the developer of the residential housing will provide the main access road, services and surface water attenuation works.


On site at any reasonable time, but in the first instance as the land is farmed please contact the agents to confirm your intention to view and make access arrangements.

Agents note

The land has the benefit of planning permission for up to 155 dwellings and a 64 bed residential care home and is being offered for sale either as a whole or in two lots. Prospective purchasers wishing to discuss the possible acquisition of separate lots are invited to contact the agents to discuss their individual requirements.

Property info

* Sizes listed are approximate. Please contact the agent to confirm actual size.

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