Residential Development for sale

Former Public Conveniences, Duck Lane, Woburn, Bedsfordshire, MK17 9PT

Under Offer <0.1 ac. | £180,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 0.07 acres (0.03 hectares)
  • Use class orders: B1 Business

Key features

  • Single Building Plot or Opportunity for Conversion and Extension of Existing Building
  • Site Area - 0.07 Acres (0.03 Ha)
  • Scope for 3/4 Bedroom Detached House (STP)
  • Superb Position in a “Perfect Georgian Village”
  • Offers Invited - Closing Date for Bids Thursday 27th March 2014
  • Residential Plot/ Development Opportunity

Full description

Woburn:

Woburn is a village located in the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside situated approximately 14 miles to the south west of Bedford, 7 miles from Milton Keynes and 6 miles to the north of Leighton Buzzard. Often described as “a perfect Georgian village”, Woburn was listed as one of the “Best Places to Live” in Britain’ in the Sunday Times in March 2013. As well as being a popular upmarket place to live, the village is home to Woburn Abbey and Woburn Safari Park which are both world renowned tourist attractions. Woburn has been chosen as the location for a brand new holiday village by Centre Parcs which is due to open in 2014.

The village has a population of circa 1000 persons and is brimming with specialist/niche shops, art galleries, antique
centres, hotels, pubs and restaurants.

Location:

The property is located at Duck Lane just to the south of the village centre, as shown in the plans forming part of these sales particulars, in a pretty street of quaint cottages and larger dwellings.

The Property:

The property comprises a single storey former public convenience block, constructed in 1995 with an area of established garden to the rear. The site area is approx. 0.074 Acres (0.03 Ha). Whilst it is considered that there is some scope for the existing building to be converted to residential use, it is more likely that the site will be redeveloped for a single dwelling. The property is located in a predominantly residential area, and many of the adjoining dwellings comprise detached or semi-detached homes on reasonably large plots.

Planning:

Planning permission has not been obtained for the redevelopment of the site or for the change of use of the existing building to residential. However, the planning authority has stated in writing that it is likely to support an application for residential use.

Some consideration has been given to how the property may be redeveloped and it is the agent’s view that the best option is for the demolition of the existing building and construction of a single detached dwelling. The plot frontage is approximately 14m wide and its depth 29m which should enable a three/four bedroom house to be developed. Indicative plans showing how the plot might be laid out are included within these details. Full scale copies of the indicative plans, together with letters from both the planning and highway authorities confirming in principle support for the development of a single dwelling, are contained in an Information Pack which is available upon request.

Gas Governor Site:

It should be noted that a small area of land, close to the front of the site is owned by Southern Gas. Beneath this area of land is situated a gas governor and other apparatus which is redundant but has not yet been removed. The cost of removing the gas governor and associated apparatus and any remediation which may be necessary is estimated at circa £7,000 plus VAT. Central Bedfordshire Council is due to complete the purchase of the gas governor site imminently and this will be included within the sale of the plot.

Options for Conversion/Development:

A Site layout plan showing how the site might be redeveloped is reproduced within these details. It is considered that a two storey dwelling of circa 148 sq m (1,600 sq ft) with two parking spaces might reasonably be accommodated on the site. Please note that Central Bedfordshire Council’s planning department may require one car parking space per bedroom to be provided within the curtilage of the site. However, it is understood that there may be flexibility to reduce this parking requirement to two “tandem” spaces and this has been reflected in the aforementioned plans.

Services:

All mains services - water, electricity and telecom supplies are already connected to the existing building on the site together with mains drainage connections.

Prospective purchasers will however be expected to satisfy themselves as to the availability and adequacy of the supplies by making their own enquiries to the relevant service company/ authority.

Basis of Sale:

The property is to be sold by way of Informal Tender. Offers are invited on an unconditional basis. Conditional (subject to planning) bids will not be considered. Bids should be submitted to Barford + Co using the tender form which is attached to these details, by close of business on Thursday 27th March 2014. It should be noted that the preferred bidder will need to demonstrate that it is in a position to exchange unconditional contracts within 20 working days of the issue of a draft contract and legal pack. Completion will follow within 10 working days of exchange, subject to the possibility of an extended completion date if vacant possession of the rear garden area is not available (see below regarding vacant possession).

Fencing:

The rear garden of the site will be fully fenced by the Vendor (1.8m high close boarded fencing) prior to completion.

Vacant Possession:

It should be noted that the rear part of the site is presently occupied, under a simple Garden Licence arrangement by the owner of an adjoining property. Steps are in hand to obtain vacant possession of this area. In the event that vacant possession has not been obtained by the date on which contracts must be exchanged, exchange will proceed on this date, but completion will be delayed until such time as vacant possession is granted.

More information from this agent

Nearest stations

  • Aspley Guise (2.4 mi)
  • Woburn Sands (2.6 mi)
  • Ridgmont (2.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Barford & Co, St. Neots

17 Church Street, Eynesbury, St. Neots, PE19 2BU

01480 580070 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Aspley Guise (2.4 mi)
  • Woburn Sands (2.6 mi)
  • Ridgmont (2.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Barford & Co, St. Neots

17 Church Street, Eynesbury, St. Neots, PE19 2BU

01480 580070 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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