Land on the West Side of Cuckoo Lane (Little Tor DSR), Ludgate Hill, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 7JJ
Full Particulars and legal Pack to be made available on Allsops website from early May.
- Freehold covered reservoir site
- Potential for alternative use
- 084 acres (0.034 hectares)
- Vacant possession
The reservoir tank is disconnected and has been locked closed. It will not be made available for inspection.
Miles: Bristol 20 miles, Stroud 13 miles, Chipping Sodbury 9 miles
Roads: B4060, B4058, M5 (junction 14)
The property comprises an earth covered, above ground redundant reservoir. The site area is approximately 0.084 acres (0.034 hectares).
The property is set back and upon a sloping hill to the east of Wortley Road, close to its junction with Nind Lane, and about 100 metres from Tor Hill House. The site benefits from far reaching views.
The approximate position of the property can be located as follows:
Grid Reference: ST762922
The property has potential for development, subject to all necessary consents being obtained Prospective buyers are deemed to make their own enquiries in this regard.
The Government has demonstrated through recent changes to the planning system that it is an enthusiastic supporter of the custom and self-build sector. There is now recognition within national planning guidance of the growing demand from the self-build sector for improved access to opportunities to undertake self-build projects, which will include conversion of existing buildings and structures, often exhibiting innovative and ground-breaking design solutions.
Over recent years a growing number of examples from across the UK of high quality conversions have captured the public imagination and inspired more and more people to become involved in realising their own ‘Grand Design’ ambitions. One-off, bespoke solutions are now increasingly gaining planning consent, even in areas often constrained by planning policy. Through the Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015, and more recently the Housing White Paper, the Government recognises that custom build can be an affordable way to home ownership that provides an opportunity to own a bespoke, sustainably designed and high quality home.
National planning guidance encourages outstanding and innovative design and cautions local planning authorities against stifling innovation, originality and initiative. National and local planning policies also provide support for sympathetic, sustainable rural tourism enterprises as well as general support for the sustainable growth and expansion of all types of business and enterprise in rural areas, including through the conversion of existing buildings.
Interested parties should read the legal pack for further information relating to easements and overages, for example, that may be applicable to the site.
Examples of other former Severn Trent DSR’s which have gained planning consent for conversion can be found here at http://stwreservoirs.co.uk/case-studies
Stroud District Council (01453 754442) www.stroud.gov.uk
Refer to the legal documentation
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
No EPC required
Please note that the Public Rights Of Way Lead Officer at Gloucestershire County Council has commented that, “The track giving access to, and running alongside the reservoir, shown as Cuckoo Lane on your map, is a publically maintainable highway designated as a Public Bridle Way. Public access to this lane is restricted to walkers, pedal cyclists and equestrian users only although there may well be private rights of access to adjoining landowners.”
Please refer to the legal pack regarding the access to the site. We strongly recommend that the bridleway is inspected before bidding.
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