From: £88,000To: £300,000 For Sale
A block of productive arable land extending to 35.31 acres (14.29 hectares), located east of the village of Blo Norton in south Norfolk - available as a whole or in two lots.

The land at Blo Norton consist of two arable fields and extends in total, to approximately 35.31 acres (14.29 hectares).

Method of Sale
We are instructed by two separate Vendors to offer the land by private treaty inviting offers for the whole or in two lots with the intention of achieving exchange of contracts as soon as possible with completion by agreement, expected to take place four weeks thereafter.

A deposit of 10% of the purchase price will be payable on exchange of contracts and if early entry is required, then the purchaser will be asked to pay an additional 10% deposit at that stage.

The land is being sold freehold with vacant possession being given upon completion.

Vendor´s Solicitor
Lot 1 – Birketts, Kingfisher House, 1 Gilders way, Off Barrack Street, Norwich NR3 1UB, tel 01603 5421711, attn Leo McMahon, email leo-mcmahon@birketts.co.uk

Lot 2 – Gudgeons Prentice, Buttermarket, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ED, tel 01449 613101, attn Robert Jackson, email robertj@gudgeons-prentice.co.uk

The land is located in Blo Norton in south Norfolk. It is situated down the track known as Top Drag Way, approximately one mile from the centre of the village. The land lies approximately two miles from the centre of South Lopham and the A1066 Thetford to Diss Road. Diss lies approximately seven miles to the east.

In total, the land extends to approximately 35.31 acres (14.29 hectares) and is for sale in two lots as shown for identification purposes on the enclosed plan.

Lot 1
The land, comprising one arable field, extends to 24.98 acres (10.11 hectares) and is shown for identification purposes coloured blue on the enclosed plan.

The land provides an excellent opportunity to purchase a productive parcel of arable land which is of the Beccles 1 Association (711r) being "a chalky till, slowly permeable, fine loamy over clayey soils." The land is shown as Grade 2 on the DEFRA 1:250,000 Series Agricultural Land Classification Plan.

The proposed and previous cropping is:-

21020 – Spring Wheat
2019 – Winter Barley
2028 – Spring Barley
2017 – Winter Wheat

The land is currently entered into a Countryside Stewardship Scheme and depending on a Purchaser´s requirements, can either be transferred to the Purchaser´s existing scheme on their own land holding or be removed by the Vendor.

Lot 2
Lot 2 also consists of one productive arable rectangular shaped field and extends to 10.33 acres (4.18 hectares). It is shown coloured purple on the enclosed plan.

The land type and soil grade is the same as Lot 1.

The proposed and previous cropping is:-

2020 – Spring Barley
2019 – Sugar Beet
2018 – Winter Barley
2017 – Winter Wheat

There are no services connected to either lot and prospective Purchasers should rely on their own enquiries with the relevant authority.

At any reasonable time, with particulars in hand, by prior arrangement with the Agents. Please note viewings take place entirely at the risk of the viewer.

Please do not obstruct Top Drag Way, which provides access to adjoining landowners.

Rights of Way, Wayleaves, Easements Etc.
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, wayleaves and easements that may affect the land.

Access to each lot is via Top Drag Way. Although not registered with the Land Registry, the Vendors have had an unrestricted use of the track at all times and for all purposes. The Vendors have improved the track with the introduction of hardcore when required.

There are no known public footpaths affecting the property.

Timber, Sporting and Minerals
All sporting rights, standing timber and mineral rights (except as reserved by statute or to the Crown) are included within the sale of the freehold.

Ingoing Valuation
Depending on the date of completion, an ingoing valuation or other such arrangement may be required and which will be discussed and agreed with the Agent at that time.

These are shown for identification purposes only outlined on the enclosed plan and are defined on the ground. Purchasers should satisfy themselves that no error, omission or misstatement will allow the purchaser to rescind the contact or entitle any party to any compensation thereof.

Lot 1 has the benefit of being registered with the Land Registry under Title No NK134052.
Lot 2 is currently in the process of First Registration.

Basic Payment Scheme
The land is registered under the Basic Payment Scheme and if required, 10.11 Normal Entitlements will be available with Lot 1 and 4.18 Normal Entitlements will be available with Lot 2. The Entitlements are available from the individual Vendors for transfer to the Purchaser upon completion.

Depending on the completion date of the purchase, the corresponding number of entitlements relating to each lot will be transferred to the Purchaser(s) for the 2020 claim year. Should completion take place after the submission of the Basic Payment Scheme forms on 15th May 2020, the Vendors will retain the income from the 2020 scheme year. The Purchaser(s) shall indemnify the Vendors against any breach of the scheme rules until the end of the 2020 scheme year. In this case the entitlements will be transferred for the 2021 scheme year.

Environmental Scheme
Lot 1 forms part of a larger Countryside Stewardship Mid Tier Scheme along with the Vendor´s retained land. The current options on the land are BE3 (Management of Hedgerows) of approximately 700m of hedging.

This is available to transfer to a purchaser should they wish to incorporate it into their own existing Scheme, or will be removed from the Vendor´s Scheme should it not be required.

Lot 2 is not currently entered into any Scheme.

Town and Country Planning
The property is sold subject to any development plans, Tree Preservation Orders, Ancient Monument Orders and Town and Country schedules or other similar matters as may be or come into force.

The land is sold subject to any drainage rates and other outgoings that may be relevant.

Should any sale of the land, or any right attached to it become a chargeable supplier for the purpose of VAT, such VAT shall be payable by the purchaser in addition to the contract price.

Tenure and Possession
Each lot is for sale freehold with vacant possession being given upon completion.