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The site is situated approximately one mile south of the centre of Whitehaven fronting onto the B5345 road to St. Bees within easy reach of a wide range of town facilities, including local, regional and national retailers, social and leisure facilities and the attractive regenerated harbour and marina area. Extending to approximately 3.45 hectares/8.5 acres, the site has a substantial frontage to Low Road and is bordered to the north by the cemetery. Outline planning permission was granted in September 2006 for residential use and renewed in October 2011 for a mixed housing scheme of 114 dwellings.


Whitehaven is a fine Georgian town, one of the first post Renaissance planned towns in the country. Built on traditional shipping and mining industries, modern day Whitehaven has developed around the regenerated harbour area which has fast become a favourite with yacht and leisure craft owners from all around the country as their preferred Gateway to the Lakes .
The town centre has a wealth of Georgian architecture and some 250 Georgian buildings. Nowadays the busy thoroughfares include pedestrianised shopping streets, restaurants, bars and cafes around the town and harbour area, creating an attractive environment in which to live and work.

The town is host to many visits from the Tall Ships and local attractions include The Rum Story, The Beacon, The Haigh Mining Museum and is the starting point of the popular C 2 C coast to coast cycle route.

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The site is situated approximately 1 mile south of Whitehaven town centre with a substantial principal frontage to Low Road and bordered to the north by the cemetery.

General Description

The site slopes from higher ground adjoining the western boundary down towards Low Road. In the early 1990s the site was the subject of a planning application for change of use to a retail park, but in more recent times has been considered far more appropriate to residential use.


The land has been identified in the Copeland Local Plan 2001 - 2016 as being allocated for residential development. Outline Planning Permission was granted on the 13th September 2006 for residential use. The application was renewed and approved on the 13th October 2001 for a mixed housing scheme of 114 dwellings.


All mains services are believed to be available nearby although prospective purchasers are responsible for making their own enquiries of the relevant statutory undertaker and establishing the availability and cost of services required.


The land is offered freehold with vacant possession.

Additional Land

Additional land to the west of the site may be available, if required.

Viewing Arrangements

To view this property, please contact us on 01900 829977.

Property Misdescriptions Act 1991

In accordance with the Property Misdescriptions Act 1991, please note that these details have yet to be approved by the vendors.

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Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Mortgage Talk's typical fee for arranging your mortgage is 199, however, depending upon your circumstances, a fee of up to 1.5% of the mortgage amount may be charged.

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If you are interested in property as an investment, we can help you every step of the way from Buy to Let advice to effective property letting and management.

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We want your purchase to live up to those dreams, hopes and expectations. So you need to know that your new home will not only be a sound investment, but also one which you will enjoy..without the worry of the unknown. Grisdales offer a wide range of survey and valuation reports to meet different needs all backed by the qualification, experience and knowledge of a Chartered Surveyor.

To find out how we can help you realise your dreams, just call your nearest Grisdales office.

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12 January 2012


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