Prime Residential Development Opportunity. The site comprises the former hospital building together with a small field to the north east which has the benefit of outline planning consent for 58 dwellings.
The site is located on the south eastern edge of Westbury in Wiltshire which has a population of circa 15,200. Although smaller than surrounding settlements the town is recognised as a significant temployment base of strategic value in the emerging Core Strategy with good rail links
to Bristol, London, Portsmouth and Exeter. The towns of Trowbridge, Melksham, Warminster, Salisbury and the city of Bath are all within easy travelling distance.
The site comprises the former hospital building together with a small field dto the north east. In total the site is approximately 2.33ha (5.75 acres) with 1.19ha of buildings and hard standing with the remainder being grassland and paddock. The hospital has been deemed surplus by the NHS having been vacant since 2012 and accordingly the buildings are in a poor and deteriorating state.
The site lies within walking distance of the town and is surrounded on three sides by existing residential development with a sports recreation ground to the south west.
The site was granted outline planning consent in September 2016 (Planning Ref No. 15/11604/OUT) for “Erection of up to 58 dwellings, public open space and associated access and drainage works”. This outline consent provides for 7 affordable units. A Section 106 Agreement is agreed. Further information may be obtained from our client’s
information portal and prospective purchasers should make any further enquiries regarding their proposals directly with Wiltshire Council Planning Department.
An information pack containing relevant planning, technical legal information and bidding guidance is available to download from the website:
METHOD OF SALE
The site is to be offered by informal tender, for the freehold interest with vacant possession. Offers should be submitted on the bid proforma provided in the Information Pack. Please note bidders are requested to incorporate a clawback/overage provision within their offer. Model clause included
within the Information Pack.
The vendors are not required to accept the highest or indeed any offer. Prospective purchasers should know that the vendors will expect that they have obtained and carefully considered the contents of the information pack prior to submitting their offer.
Best offers should be submitted by 12pm 23rd March 2017 in accordance with the Bid Proforma.
The property may only be inspected by prior appointment with the selling agents. The buildings are in need of repair therefore personal protective equipment will be needed when inspected. No children will be allowed to accompany inspections.
For further information regarding the site or proposed method of sale, please contact;
Colin Scragg (Carter Jonas)
Tel: 07974 399432 / 01225 747268
Michael Kavanagh (Kavanaghs)
Tel: 07860 322688 / 01225 703082