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3 bedroom residential development for sale

Springfield Farm, Birkenshaw, Bradford, BD11 2DA

Guide Price £750,000

53.7573273, -1.6861396

Key features

  • Small holding comprising farmhouse, barn and modern farm buildings
  • Including approximately 6 acres of land

Full description

The property is situated between the villages of Birkenshaw and Drighlington, to the south of Westgate Hill. Bradford is about 5 miles to the north west with Leeds about 9 miles to the north east making the property perfectly located for commuters and those requiring quick and easy access to the motorway network.

An attractive traditional small holding comprising the original redundant farmhouse with adjoining annexe cottages. Extending from the existing dwellings and original farmhouse is a substantial brick and stone built barn which forms a sheltered yard on the opposite side of which is a further range of buildings. At the bottom of the yard is a separate more modern building. The yard and buildings stand in a productive parcel of land extending to about 6 acres.

Full planning permission for a sympathetic scheme to redevelop the entire farmstead was approved by Kirklees Council on the 15th March 2016, Application No: 2015/62/93432/E. This planning permission has subsequently lapsed.

The previously approved scheme allowed for the 'demolition of agricultural buildings and farmhouse, conversion of barn into two dwellings, erection of detached dwelling and renovation of derelict house.'

The existing house and cottages provide the following accommodation on two floors;

Annexe Cottage 1
Ground Floor - Hall, Living Room, Kitchen
First Floor - Bathroom and two bedrooms
Total approximate gross internal floor area 73 sqm (786 sqft)

Annexe Cottage 2
Ground Floor - Living Room, Kitchen
First Floor - Bedroom
Total approximate gross internal floor area 36.5 sqm (393 sqft)

Original Farmhouse/Workshop
Total approximate gross internal floor area 100 sqm (1075 sqft)
The previously approved scheme provided the following dwellings:

Barn Conversion - Unit 2
Ground Floor - Kitchen/Dining Room, Living Room
First Floor - Landing, Bathroom and two bedrooms

Unit 3
Ground Floor - Dining Hall, Kitchen, Living
First Floor - Bathroom and two bedrooms
Total approximate gross internal floor area (Units 2 & 3 combined) 160 sqm (1720 sqft)

New Build - Unit 4
Ground Floor - Porch, Hall, W.C., Living Room, Kitchen/Dining, Utility
First Floor - Landing, Bathroom, Bedroom 1 (en suite), Bedrooms 2 and 3
Total approximate gross internal floor area (including garage) 102 sqm (1100 sqft)

The land will be sold subject to an overage clause with regards to development and change of use. The vendors and their successors in title will be entitled to 50% of any uplift in value generated by the grant of planning permission for development or change of use. The term of the clause will be for a period of 50 years from the date of completion of the sale of the land.

We understand the existing farmhouse is connected to mains electricity and mains water with drainage to a septic tank.

It will be the responsibility of the purchasers of the various lots to satisfy themselves as to the availability of services and to pay any related costs, charges and connection fees.


Council Tax
Band C (Kirklees Council)

From Bradford head south east on Wakefield Road (A650) to Dudley Hill and continue on Tong Street (A650) to Tong High School. Continue straight ahead at the lights onto Westgate Hill Street (A650) to the roundabout (Shell Garage) taking the third exit onto Cross Lane. After approximately 100 metres turn right onto Cross Lane and continue for about 500 metres turning right onto Hodgson Lane. Follow Hodgson Lane onto the unmade track which after about 200 metres will lead down to Springfield Farm. A David Hill' for sale sign has been erected.

Subject: Springfield Farm, Birkenshaw, Bradford, BD11 2DA

David Hill is a trading name of David Hill LLP, a limited liability partnership incorporated in England and Wales with registration number OC385084.
Registered office: The New Ship, Mill Bridge, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1NJ