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Mellor Brow, Blackburn

Guide Price 1.5 ac. | £650,000

Property Description

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  • 1.5 acres (0.62 hectares)

Key features

  • A 1.54 acre residential development opportunity in the sought after Ribble Valley location of Mellor Brook

Full description

A prime site situated in the beautiful Ribble Valley, with planning approval granted for 9 apartments and 3 detached houses.

The Site - The site fronts onto Mellor Brow with access via Victoria Terrace. The original buildings on the frontage consisted of the Pack Horse public house with adjoining service buildings which have more recently been converted and adapted for commercial use. To the rear of the buildings and edged by the stream from which Mellor Brook derives it's name, is a service area giving access to a field beyond. The site is further enhanced by a belt of mature woodland on the banking beyond the stream

Planning permission has been granted for a new cul-de-sac, to adoptable standards, to be created off Mellor Brow, also improving access to the existing Victoria Terrace. This provides access to the development, with the frontage land being allocated for 9 apartments, each with individual 'front door' access. Adequate parking is then provided within the confines of the site, allowing space for a further drive and bridge to give access to the land at the rear, where permission has been granted for three detached properties.

Approval has been granted to allow the stream to be diverted to increase the devolopable area, and for a series of small pedestrian bridges to be formed to give access to the apartments from the carpark. An existing culvert of the stream, running below the site of the adjacent Mill Cottage, is to be sealed off, and a new open stretch of stream formed to further enhance the rural nature of the detached houses. A small culvert is to be provided to this new stream to allow an alternative access into Mill Cottage

Ownership - The overall site is currently in two ownerships but is offered as a whole development opportunity. A section of land required for the new cul-de-sac forms part of the gardens of the two existing terraced houses at the end of Victoria Terrace. These properties are also in the ownership of the Vendors and the necessary land required for the roadway will be made available to the purchasers, on the basis that an agreed schedule of work is carried out in the form of necessary retaining and boundary walls being reinstated.

The two terraced properties referred to being 87 Mellor Brow, 2 Victoria Terrace and the adjacent property 3 Victoria Terrace could also be available for sale by negotiation.

Main Services - All mains services and mains drainage are available in the public highway to serve the complete development. There is a rising sewer main running through the site which has been accommodated within the approved layouts. This will need to be accurately located before work commences and protection provided throughout the period of the development. Plans showing the existing services are provided as part of the sales pack.

Employment - The site is within easy commuting distance from the local conurbations and the major employment areas of Bolton and Manchester. There is a neighbouring BAe facility at Samlesbury, with it's new Enterprise Zone, attracting companies in advanced engineering and manufacturing sectors.

Public Transport - Mellor Brook is served by a local bus service giving access to Preston, Blackburn and Clitheroe and other local centres. There are major train stations and Preston giving access to the national rail network.

Education - There are 3 local primary schools within a mile of the site. State and Church Secondary High Schools are located in Blackburn and Billington. In addition there are Grammar schools in Blackburn and Clitheroe, plus the Independentschools of Westholme and Stonyhurst, amongst others, are within easy reach.

Planning Approval - Planning approval has been granted for 9 apartments to the Mellor Brow frontage refe 3/2013/0306 dated 24th July 2013.

Schedule Of Accommodation - Apartment 1; First and second floor, 3 bedrooms 129 sq m
Apartment 2; First and second floor, 2/3 bedrooms 129 sq m
Apartment 3; First and second floor, 2/3 bedrooms 124 sq m
Apartment 4; First and second floor, 2/3 bedrooms 129 sq m
Apartment 5; First and second floor, 2 bedrooms 107 sq m
Apartment 6; Ground floor, 1 bedroom 63 sq m
Apartment 7; Ground floor, 2 bedrooms 81 sq m
Apartment 8; Ground floor, 2 bedrooms 81 sq m
Apartment 9; Ground floor, 3 bedrooms 149 sq m

NB. Apartment 9 could be split into two separate 1 / 2 bedroom apartments subject to planning approval being obtained.

A further planning approval has been granted, ref 3/2013/0876 dated 15th March 2013 for three deatched houses in the field at the rear

Plot 1; Detached 2 storey 5 bedroom house 236 sq m
Plot 2; Detached 3 storey 5 bedroom house 233 sq m
Plot 3 ; Detached 3 storey 5 bedroom house 233 sq m

Legal - A Legal Pack with all of the relevant documentation and legal information is available on request.

The site is Freehold and is offered as one lot.

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02 February 2016

Nearest stations

  • Ramsgreave & Wilpshire (2.7 mi)
  • Pleasington (3.0 mi)
  • Cherry Tree (3.1 mi)
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Mortimers Chartered Surveyors, Blackburn

68 King William Street, Blackburn, BB1 7AG

01254 494064 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Ramsgreave & Wilpshire (2.7 mi)
  • Pleasington (3.0 mi)
  • Cherry Tree (3.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Mortimers Chartered Surveyors, Blackburn

68 King William Street, Blackburn, BB1 7AG

01254 494064 Local call rate

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