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Newhouse Farm, Carlisle, CA2

Residential Development site for sale

Newhouse Farm, Newby West, Carlisle, CA2 6QZ

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An excellent residential development site comprising an agricultural holding extending to around 60 acres (24.28 hectares) overall of which the farm comprises around 59.99 acres (24.24 hectares) and a cottage 0.1 acres (0.04 hectares). The holding is relatively level with a demolished former farmyard and neighbouring residential housing and agricultural land. The cottage is a two storey, two bedroom semi-detached house with LPG central heating, uPVC double glazing, mains water and electricity and a shared powered septic tank.

The site adjoins the western city bypass, agricultural land and a residential development at Glaramara Drive. Nearby is the Richard Rose Morton Academy secondary school.


An outline planning application was submitted with application reference 17/0883 for a 480 house development which was considered at the local authority meeting on the 5th January 2018. Members of the Committee gave authority to issue approval of the application subject to a Section 106 legal agreement to cover provision of affordable units and a negotiable financial contribution towards open space, sports pitches, education and transport. The site layout plan is provided in this brochure and available on email are various plans, reports and correspondence to include a letter dated 5th January 2018 from the planning authority confirming the above, with more information available on the Carlisle City Council website under the reference provided above.

The vendors are marketing the site for sale to allow buyers/developers to refine the planning application to their needs and to negotiate and enter into the Section 106 Agreement on terms more appropriate to the buyer. Please note that the demolished farmsteading (shown ‘A’ on the sale plan) and the cottage were not part of the planning application as the cottage is an existing dwelling and the vendors believe the farmsteading is a brown field site and would readily obtain consent for residential or other use.

This is a quality housing site, suitable for an up-market development which is presently set out in a “garden village” style layout but there is flexibility to alter the layout to provide an increased number of units or varying styles in a phased development. The application was submitted on our client’s behalf by Abacus Building Design 07544 919905 and they would be pleased to assist with a reserved matters application/detail design/building regulations.


a) The existing cottage known as 2 Newhouse Farm Cottages (at ‘C’ on the Sale Plan) is in council tax band A and is carrying over on a 12 month Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement from the 1st October 2017. Rent is £390 pcm and further details/tenancy agreement are available on application. This is a semi-detached dwelling and the adjoining cottage, which is not owned by the vendors, has a right of access over the holding but the vendors retained the right to amend the route of this access to allow development to occur.

b) The mobile phone mast at point ‘B’ on the Sale Plan is let on a lease to the 31st December 2021 at a rent of £6,184.33 per annum (reviewed 2017). The benefit of the lease will pass to the purchaser and more details and copy lease are available on request.

c) The field at ‘D’ on the Sale Plan extending to around 1.794 ha (4.433ac) is presently let on a Farm Business Tenancy Agreement to 31st march 2026 and more details are available on request. The vendors have served notice on the Tenant to take a strip of land, around 0.179 ha (0.443ac) in area, out of the tenancy on the north east boundary of the field on the 31st March 2019. The remaining land is farmed in hand by the vendors and will therefore have vacant possession.

d) There are three pylons for electricity lines in the western corner of the site.

e) The mines & mineral rights are reserved to another party but the vendors are looking to resolve this matter.

f) If preferred by the buyer, the vendor’s may consider retaining the let cottage and possibly also the field at ‘D’ which is let under a Farm Business Tenancy Agreement for later sale when vacant possession is obtained.

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Key Features

  • Excellent residential development site
  • Comprises of agricultural holding extending to 60 acres (24.28 hectares)
  • Farm comprises around 59.99 acres (24.24 hectares)
  • Cottage 0.1 acres (0.04 hectares)
  • Planning application for 480 house development
  • Up-market development 'garden village' style layout
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