Residential Development for sale

Cross Edge, BB5

Offers in Region of £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Iconic landmark property on skyline close to moorland edge affording panoramic views to the Lancashire Coast and Forest of Bowland - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Existing former Methodist Chapel with benefit of Planning Permissoin to convert to 5 dwellings
  • Site of existing farm buildings with consent for demolition and development with 3 x 3 bedroomed detached hyouses with double garages
  • 3/4 bedroomed farmhouse with outbuildings and attached 2/3 bedroomed cottage - all for renovation
  • Attractive hilltop setting with outlooks over open countryside - some units with 360 panoramic views
  • Mains water, electricity and gas connected, drainage to proposed sewage treatment plant
  • Additional land available by separate negotiation
  • EPC - 14 Cross Edge F34
  • EPC - 16 Cross Edge F32
  • Price - Offers in the region of 1,000,000

Full description

An interesting development proposition - planning consents obtained for conversion of historic iconic hilltop Methodist Chapel to 5 dwellings, site of adjoining agricultural buildings with consent for 3 generous sized 3 bedroomed detached houses within a village green style setting and adjacent traditional farmhouse and cottage with scope for sub-division/extension, all located within the Broadfield/Green Haworth hamlet in otherwise open countryside offering panoramic views, particularly to the west and north west yet conveniently close to M65/A65 and M66 Lancashire motorway network for commuting throughout Lancashire and the Greater Manchester conurbation.

The property is best approached from the south - Haslingden Road, the B6236, which links Haslingden and the A56 corridor with Blackburn and Oswaldtwistle. For SatNav use postcode BB5 3SD or grid reference SD752262.


The Former Methodist Chapel
An extended 19th Century traditional style Methodist Chapel constructed of stone faced walls under a stone clad roof - the building is not Listed. Accommodation for which planning consent has been obtained comprises 5 linked units.
Unit 1 comprises ground floor - porch, WC, lounge and kitchen, first floor - double bedroom and bathroom, second floor - double bedroom and bathroom with gross internal floor area of 92m² (989ft²).
Unit 2 and 3 provide identical accommodation.
Unit 4 comprises ground floor - lounge, WC, separate kitchen, first floor - 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, second floor - bedroom and storage space - gross internal floor area 91.75m² (987ft²).
Unit 5 comprises ground floor - lounge, kitchen, utility, cloakroom/WC, first floor - 2 double bedrooms each with an en-suite, family bathroom/WC, second floor - double bedroom plus shower room and store room off. Gross internal area 136m² (1466ft²).

External Curtilage
Communal drive/car parking area to the south of the Chapel providing a total of 12 off road car parking spaces, 10 allocated for residents, 2 for visitors.

Planning Permission
Planning Application Ref. No. 11/16/0384 granted on 16th June 2017.

New-Build Houses
To be constructed north of the Chapel on the site of current steel portal framed buildings with vehicle access to the west and garaging to lower level, village green to the east. Each house identical. External walls to be faced in stone with natural quoins. Roof of blue slate. External ground to eaves level 4.6m, height to ridge 6.5m. Each house will comprise ground floor - porch, lounge, study, dining kitchen, WC and utility, first floor - 3 double bedrooms one with en-suite, family bathroom/WC. Each house will have a gross external area of 125m² - 1345ft² and a detached double garage measuring 6m x 6m to be constructed from natural stone under a slate roof.

Planning Permission
Planning Application Ref. No. 11/18/0374 granted on 28th November 2018.

Existing Farmhouse
Featuring part stone, part rendered main walls under a ridged roof clad in interlocking concrete tile comprises -

Ground Floor
Entrance porch with WC off
Kitchen 4.8m x 4.3m, oil fired AGA, range of oak fronted base and wall cupboard units with quarry tiled floor
Central Reception Hall 4.06m x 3.22m, oak panelled walls
Lounge 4.4m x 4.2m with multi-fuel stove linked to central heating, exposed ceiling beams, ceiling and wall lights, part oak panelled walls
Living Room 4.35m x 4.08m, gas fire in period fireplace

First Floor
Bedroom 4.13m x 3.32m
Bedroom 4.4m x 3.1m
Bedroom 4.18m x 1.7m
Bathroom/WC 3.1m x 1.4m, 3 piece suite in Primrose, part tiled walls
Second Floor
Bedroom 4m x 3m plus eaves storage

A single cellar 4.25m x 3.4m with vaulted stone ceiling, gas central heating boiler

Self-Contained Cottage - No. 16 Cross Edge
Features largely rendered walls over stone under an interlocking concrete tile roof plus felt roofed dormer. Largely uPVC framed double glazed windows and gas central heating comprises -

Ground Floor
Living Room 4.6m x 3.1m, gas coal effect fire within fireplace in stone surround
Kitchen 3.9m x 2.9m, range of base and wall units with built-in gas hob and electric oven

First Floor
Bedroom 3.18m x 3.15m
Bedroom 2.8m x 2.02m
Bathroom/WC 1.94m x 1.6m (maximum), 3 piece suite in Avocado with electric shower over bath, central heating boiler and hot water cylinder

Second Floor
Bedroom 3.15m x 3.01m

Garage 9.3m x 3.17m
Former Shippon 7.65m x 4.9m
Garage 3.8m x 7.6m

The seller owns an adjoining 40 acres (16 Ha) or thereabouts agricultural land to the south of the Chapel and farm buildings which can purchased in part or whole.


Freehold and free from Chief Rent.

Broadfield is made up and adopted by the Local Authority.

Council Tax Band
16 Cross Edge, Oswaldtwistle - Council Tax Band ' C ' payable 2019/2020 £1,656.04 to Hyndburn Council.
Farmhouse (14 Cross Edge) - Council Tax Band ' D ' payable 2019/2020 £1,1863.04 to Hyndburn Council.

Room Dimensions
The room dimensions quoted are generally taken to the widest part of each room.

The house is connected to mains water and electricity. Gas is connected with gas central heating supplemented by multi-fuel and oil-fired AGA. Drainage to septic tank but proposed drainage for both existing dwellings and new dwellings to sewage treatment plant within the curtilage of the property to the west.

At any reasonable time via appointment with the vendor's agents.

Planning Pack
Copies of the planning consents including decision notices and floor plans are available on request.

Vacant Possession on Completion

Offers in the region of £1,000,000 for the property as a whole (excludes agricultural land).

A rare residential development opportunity on an iconic hilltop location convenient for M65 via Junctions 5 or 6 of the M65 motorway with the added advantage of extensive views over the surrounding Lancashire countryside.

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Lea Hough & Co, for themselves and for the Vendor(s) or Lessor(s) of this property, gives notice that:

1. These particulars, whilst believed to be correct, do not form any part of an offer or contract and are for a guide only.
2. Any intending purchaser must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the condition of the premises and no warranty is given by the Vendor(s), their Agents or any person in the Agents employment.
3. Any gas, electrical or other appliances included have not been tested; this includes drains, plumbing and electrical installations. It is recommended that all persons carry out their own investigations prior to contract.

Ref: RBP/S.425/11.03.19

Lea Hough is a trading name of Lea Hough & Co LLP, which is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales under Partnership Number OC306054.
Registered Office: 7 Ferry Road Office Park, Preston, PR2 2YH.

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Nearest stations

  • Church & Ostwaldwistle (1.4 mi)
  • Accrington (1.4 mi)
  • Rishton (2.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Lea, Hough & Co, Blackburn

Oakshaw House, 2 Capricorn Park, Blakewater Road, Blackburn, BB1 5QR

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Nearest stations

  • Church & Ostwaldwistle (1.4 mi)
  • Accrington (1.4 mi)
  • Rishton (2.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Lea, Hough & Co, Blackburn

Oakshaw House, 2 Capricorn Park, Blakewater Road, Blackburn, BB1 5QR

01254 494045 Local call rate

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