Waterworks House, Longford, Gloucester
- Potential for refurbishment
- 0.3 acres (0.12 hectares)
The previous Severn Trent Sewage Treatment Works is fenced off and locked. Access will be made available on a day to be confirmed.
Situated in the county of Gloucestershire, 2.3 miles north of Gloucester city centre, the site is located on the outskirts of Longford. The property is surrounded by agricultural land to the north and west however to the south is predominately residential whilst to the east lies Innsworth Technology Park.
The Whittington Park housing development comprising of 570 new homes and a new primary school is being built with the majority of homes near completion. The development is located to the south of the subject site, this has meant a number of infrastructure improvements and roads have been made in order to accommodate the level of congestion. Accessed from Clock Tower Road which connects to the single lane track to the site
Miles: Cheltenham 7.5 miles, Gloucester 2.3 miles, Bristol 36 miles
Roads: B4060, A40, M5 (junction 11)
The property comprises an existing house which is located at the front of the property. Originally the property was lived in by one of the workers of the old sewage treatment works. The property benefits from a well sized garden and being located amongst a number of fields. The site area is approximately 0.30 acres (0.12 hectares).
The approximate position of the property can be located as follows:
Grid Reference/ postcode: GL2 9DA
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.
Tewksbury Borough Council
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