ADDRESSDevelopment Land Albany Road, Lytham St. Annes, FY8 4GW
TYPEResidential, Land, Residential Land, Commercial Land
TENUREDevelopment Opportunity, Under Offer, For Sale Freehold
POSTED ON19th March 2020
**Closing Date for Offers to be received by 5pm on the 31ST July 2020**
Location The site is situated within Ansdell which forms part of the wider Lytham St Annes area comprising Lytham, Fairhaven, St Annes and Ansdell. The immediate surrounding area is predominantly residential being a very attractive and popular settlement with an excellent range of amenities for a settlement of its size and nature.
Immediately to the south lies Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club with Fylde Rugby Club being less than 1km to the east. The location offers excellent public transport links which include several bus routes together with Ansdell and Fairhaven railway station being circa 1 km to the south east.
Description A generally level L-shaped site bounded by some hedgerows and trees to the north and westerly elevation. The site comprises two detached former educational buildings together with tarmacadam surfaced car park with amenity/recreational space laid mainly to grass. The buildings comprise a four-storey former teaching block together with a single-storey administration/amenity building.
Site Area The gross site area has been estimated to extend to approximately 1.13 hectares (2.8 acres) and is delineated in red on the attached site plan.
Subject to the nature of a proposed redevelopment additional land may be available to provide additional car parking. Please liaise with Eckersley who can provide further information including a topographical survey identifying the site boundaries and additional land.
Services It is understood that all mains services are available to both buildings with copies of utilities information available upon request. We would advise interested parties to make their own separate enquiries in this regard particularly in relation to capacities.
Tenure The property is presently being registered by way of a first registration application. It is anticipated to be registered freehold. The main four-storey former academic building does include two telecommunication mast leases, one which has expired and holding over and one with an unexpired term until 2032. Discussions are ongoing with a number of mast relocation options including a possible relocation within the proposed development or an offsite relocation. In this regard, please liaise with Eckersley who can advise in more detail what options are available.
It is anticipated the site and premises will be sold with the benefit of vacant possession.
Planning The property has previously been used as an educational facility and is identified on the Local Plan Policies Map as being within the settlement boundary of Lytham St Annes which is identified in Policy DLF1 as a “Strategic Location for Development”. The site is, however, not specifically designated for any use nor subject to any site specific restrictive policies. Policy DLF1 states that windfall development is permissible providing the development will not undermine the operation of existing land uses.
We therefore believe the site may offer potential for a variety of alternative uses subject to securing the appropriate planning consent, however, strongly urge interested parties to make their own separate planning related enquiries via the local planning authority, Fylde Borough Council (tel.01253 658457).
Method of Disposal Conditional offers are invited for the freehold interest with the timescales for offers to be confirmed in due course (if appropriate).
We would request that any conditions are clearly stated with the selected party being given the opportunity to undertake investigations prior to contract in order to arrive at a net payable figure.
Development Land Albany Road, Lytham St. Annes, FY8 4GWGBLancashireFY8 4GWDevelopment Land , Albany Road