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Torrington, Devon

Offers in Region of £295,000
1 sq. ft.

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  • Business for sale

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Tenure: Freehold

* Town Centre development opportunity
* Conversion of existing building to form 14 apartments
* Consent for 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments
* Car Parking provision


Torrington is a small market town with a large agricultural hinterland, situated approximately 7 miles to the south east of the administrative centre of Bideford and approximately 11 miles to the south west of the sub regional centre of Barnstaple.


The property is situated within Whites Lane just off South Street which forms part of the Town Square, it is also the location for the Town’s main car park. There are a variety of assorted retail, office and leisure users in the Town Centre as well as the refurbished Pannier Market.


The Grade II Listed property is of three storey construction with brick elevations to all sides under a pitched tiled roof. Being the former Vaughan Tapscott Glove Factory, the company crest still remains on the front elevation at the entrance to the building. Internally the ground floor comprises of brick and wood construction, with the upper floors having wood flooring. Planning permission has been granted under application number 1/1396/2003/COU with Listed Building Consent reference 1/1405/2003/LBC. Ground works have commenced and we understand confirmation has been provided to the effect by the Local Authority. The planning consent grants the conversion of the building to 14 apartments being a mix of 1, 2 & 3 bedroomed apartments.


Our client is inviting offers for the Freehold interest. It should be noted that a Section 106 agreement has been completed, dated 2nd December 2005, which includes a restriction prohibiting occupation of any of the units by any person aged below 60. Our clients will consider proposals conditional on prospective purchasers varying the Section 106 agreement to enable occupation of the property by persons of any age.


Interested parties should make their own enquiries of the Local Planning Authority, Torridge District Council, Tel: (01237) 428700.


Payable, if applicable, at the prevailing rate.


Each party to bear their own.


All main connected.


Under the planning application the following residential accommodation is proposed:

Flat 1 - 46.2 Sq.m (497 Sq.ft) - 1 bed
Flat 2 - 46.7 Sq.m (503 Sq.ft) - 1 bed
Flat 3 - 50.4 Sq.m (543 Sq.ft) - 2 bed
Flat 4 - 67.3 Sq.m (724 Sq.ft) - 2 bed
Flat 5 - 65.5 Sq.m (705 Sq.ft) - 3 bed

Flat 6 - 52 Sq.m (560 Sq.ft) - 1 bed
Flat 7 - 52 Sq.m (560 Sq.ft) - 1 bed
Flat 8 - 52 Sq.m (560 Sq.ft) - 2 bed
Flat 9 - 51.4 Sq.m (553 Sq.ft) - 2 bed
Flat 10 - 74.8 Sq.m (805Sq.ft) - 2 bed

Flat 11 - 87.6 Sq.m (943 Sq.ft) - 3 bed
Flat 12 - 48.1 Sq.m (518 Sq.ft) - 1 bed
Flat 13 - 49.4 Sq.m (532 Sq.ft) - 1 bed
Flat 14 - 64.6 Sq.m (695 Sq.ft) - 2 bed
TOTAL - 808 Sq.m (8,698 Sq.ft)

AGENTS NOTE: The above measurements are net internal areas taken architects drawings, interested parties should satisfy themselves by inspection of the plans which are available from the Agents.

To the rear of the property is a proposed parking area for 4 vehicles and a bin store.

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By strict appointment through the selling Agents, JD Commercial, 42 Ridgeway Drive, Bideford, North Devon. EX39 1TW
TEL: (01237) 424053 / 07868 846357

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