Land off Park View Drive North

Charvil, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 9QY

0.39 Acres
For Sale

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Residential re-development site with planning permission for the erection of 5 x 3 bedroom houses available for sale in Reading

Property Type Development
Tenure For Sale
Size 0.39 Acres
Freehold Price Price On Application
Business Rates Rateable value of £5,600
Energy Performance Rating This property has been graded as 75 C

Key Features

  • Freehold avaiable with vacant possession
  • Planning permission for the erection of 5 x 3 bedroom houses
  • Popular and sought after location
  • Offers invited on an unconditional basis
  • Closing date for offers: 12 Noon Wednesday 17th July 2019


The property occupies a prominent position to the west side of Park View Drive North, in a residential location within the popular and sought after Berkshire village of Charvil.
The major regional town of Reading with its multiple facilities including the Oracle Shopping Complex lies approximately 5.5 miles to the south-west.

Twyford railway station lies approximately 1.5 miles to the south east providing direct rail services to London Paddington and Reading.
From December 2019 the £14.8bn Crossrail service (Elizabeth line) will depart from Twyford railway station twice an hour (four an hour at peak times), providing direct services through the city of London to Shenfield, with Bond Street accessible in under one hour.

Crossrail will deliver cutting edge, high capacity trains which will help reduce overcrowding at peak times and provide a cleaner, more environmentally friendly rail service into central London.

Junction 10 of the M4 motorway and the A329(M) both lie approximately 4 miles to the south.

The immediate vicinity provides a mix of attractive two storey detached, semi-detached and terraced houses and associated gardens.

We would refer you to the location plan within the particulars of sale for further information.


A copy of an Ordnance Survey Extract Plan within the particulars of sale shows the approximate boundaries of the property edged in red.

The property comprises an almost rectangular shaped site containing a single storey former church hall (Use Class D1 (Non-residential institutions)) building with part brick/part rendered elevations under a pitched concrete tiled roof. The remainder of the property is largely open and includes a concrete driveway, a storage shed, an enclosed play area, grassed areas containing some mature trees and car parking.

There are a number of trees located towards the front of the property fronting onto Park View Drive North which are subject to Tree Preservation Order No. 223/1983. A copy of the Tree Preservation Order can be found in the Technical Information Pack.

There is a utility pole located towards the eastern boundary of the property which it appears does not require alteration with the location of the consented access to the site.

Internally the property provides for an open plan hall with a vaulted ceiling, together with a modern kitchen, a number of stores, offices and WC’s. The specification of the hall includes gas fired central heating, painted and plastered walls, carpets, linoleum and wooden tiled flooring and UPVC windows.

The property is bordered by Park View Drive North at its eastern boundary and a mix of detached and semi-detached two storey houses at its northern, southern and western boundaries.

The site is largely contained by close board fencing apart from at its eastern boundary which is open and lined with a number of wooden bollards.

Vehicular and pedestrian access to the property is from Park View Drive North.

The total site area is approximately 0.16 hectares (0.39 acres).

The existing building has a Gross Internal Area of approximately 240.13 sq.m (2,584.70 sq.ft.).

We would refer you to the photographs of the property for further information.


The property’s freehold interest is held under Registered Title No. BK2056. The property will be sold with full vacant possession given on completion (subject to any rights of access in relation to the utility pole).

The property is subject to a Charge stating that any use of the land must not compete with the Wee Waif Road House (Public House located approximately 0.5 miles to the south west).


The propety lies within the administrative authority of Wokingham Borough Council (the Rating Authority) and is shown in the Valuation List as having a Rateable Value (RV) of £5,600.


We are advised that mains electricity, gas, water and drainage services are connected to the property. However, prospective purchasers are advised to make their own independent enquiries of the individual authorities to verify the capacity and availability of such services.


We understand that the property is not elected for VAT.


The lawful planning use of the existing building falls within Use Class D1 (Non-residential Institutions) of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987.

The site has been granted planning permission for the “proposed erection of 5 no 3 bedroom dwellings and associated works following demolition of existing buildings” which was granted on 31st May 2019 (application reference: 190111). All reports, drawings, and documents relating to this planning permission are included in the Technical Information Pack.

The planning permission is subject to a Section 106 Legal Agreement dated 24th May 2019 requiring an Affordable Housing Contribution of £108,704.91 (index linked), payable to Wokingham Borough Council.

The Affordable Housing Contribution will be payable prior to occupation of any dwelling within the development.

The planning permission is subject to a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) requiring financial contributions. These costs are yet to be confirmed by Wokingham Borough Council, but are anticipated to total approximately £79,146.66 (index linked).

For the avoidance of doubt, the purchaser will be responsible for payment of all financial contributions payable under the S106 Agreement and CIL.

Any planning related queries should be directed to the Local Planning Authority; Wokingham Borough Council.

Accommodation Schedule

Please refer to the particulars of sale for full details.

Affordable Housing

No on-site affordable housing is required.

Method of Sale

Please refer to the particulars of sale for further details on the method of sale.

Written offers for the property are invited by 12 Noon Wednesday 17th July 2019.

Technical Information Pack

A copy of the Technical Information Pack is accessible via our Data Room. Login details are available upon request.

Viewing And All Other Enquiries

All enquiries should be directed to the vendor’s sole agent:

Haslams Surveyors LLP
County House
17 Friar Street

Telephone:  0118 921 1500 (Switchboard)  Fax:  0118 921 1501

Or email: or

Viewings of the property will be strictly by appointment only.

Please refer to the particulars of sale for the Block Viewing dates.