Residential Development for sale

Castle Street, Launceston

Guide Price £200,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Development opportunity in ?Cornwall's finest Georgian Street? (John Betjeman)
  • Sunday School and cleared Chapel site for eight townhouses
  • Planning ( and Listed Building) Consent granted with superb design drawings
  • Unique opportunity to add to historic street at heart of Cornwalls ancient capital
  • Mix of two, three, four and five bedroom two and three storey properties
  • Amenity space and off road parking for each dwelling
  • Mains services available
  • No affordable housing / off site contribution requirement

Full description

DESCRIPTION
The Castle Street Chapel site is a cleared site following the partial collapse and demolition of the listed Chapel which stood on the site. Retrospective Listed Building Consent for removal of the Chapel was granted by Cornwall Council under cover of Application and decision number PA14/01658 dated 17th April 2014. The site is level and walled on two sides by boundaries against neighboring properties. The site offers the perfect on-site compound for site establishment ,management and storage of machinery and materials together with staff facilities and parking.

The Sunday School is a listed building. The frontage part of this building designed by Otho Peter is to be retained and incorporated within the redevelopment of this part of the site. The remainder and majority of the Sunday School may be demolished, cleared away and the site level reduced to street level.

Dividing the former Chapel part of the site and Sunday School part of the site, is the pedestrianised upper section of the ancient Northgate Street.

A clever, lovely design for the redevelopment of the site has been produced by local architects Parkes Lees, 4 Broad Street Launceston, tel: 01566 772035 who have created a blend in the development sympathetic to the existing street scenery in terms of mass, ‘higgledy piggeldy’ interrelationship, roof profiles and materials.

Due to the sensitivity of the site detailed discussions have been held with Cornwall Council Planning Department, Cornwall Council Conservation Officer, Cornwall Highways Department and Historic England.

The Scheduled Monument Society commented;
‘This is a case where for the design of the 8 house borrowing from the local vernacular is entirely justified. The varied frontages onto Castle Street and Northgate Street offer a thoughtful and contextual re-invigoration of the  townscape and the rather complicated cobbled steps where the two streets converge is a picturesque response to the contours’.
 SITUATION  
Castle Street at the heart of old Launceston is tranquil and sheltered yet oh so convenient to the social, commercial and shopping facilities of the town centre.

Huddled around a Norman Castle the pretty Medieval streets of Launceston have a rich collection of listed town buildings.   The centre   provides a range of social, commercial and shopping facilities with many superb boutique local shops and typical former market town historic charm.  

Launceston enjoys a good balance of travel distance east and west to the pretty cities of Exeter and Truro with Plymouth a similar distance to the south. There is good access to M5 motorway link, Intercity Rail Link, International Airport and Continental Ferry Port.   

Midway between north and south coasts in the Tamar Valley which dissects Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor there is scenery of outstanding natural beauty in all directions easily reached from the town. To the east, the wild open spaces of Dartmoor National Park, running south towards Plymouth are the hidden treasures of the Tamar Valley steeped in 18th century mining history and renowned for salmon fishing.  To the west is Bodmin Moor ideal for walking and riding and to the north the rugged North Cornish and North Devon coastlines with surfing beaches and quaint former fishing villages
 PLANNING CONSENT / LISTED BUILDING CONSENT 
Planning and Listed Building consent was granted by Cornwall Council under cover of Application and decision No’s PA16/02588 and PA16/02589.
 
 

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2 Broad Street, Launceston, PL15 8AD

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Nearest station

  • Gunnislake (10.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Kivells, Launceston

2 Broad Street, Launceston, PL15 8AD

01566 487009 Local call rate

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