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For Sale - Development Opportunity - Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 4DT

For sale: POA|0.2 Hectares|Land, Other, Residential, Retail, Mixed use, Commercial Land, Other Property Types & Opportunities

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SIZE0.2 Hectares
ADDRESSFor Sale - Development Opportunity - Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 4DT
TYPELand, Other, Residential, Retail, Mixed use, Commercial Land, Other Property Types & Opportunities
TENUREDevelopment Opportunity, For Sale Freehold
POSTED ON8th June 2020


The site offers significant frontage onto Bowerham Road close to the Coulston Road mini roundabout immediately adjacent to the Bowerham local centre. The surrounding area is predominantly residential in addition to a small selection of shops serving the local community.
The location offer excellent public transport links with 2 bus stops positioned on either side of Bowerham Road with regular services to both Lancaster City Centre less than 1 mile to the north and Lancaster University campus approximately 2 miles to the south. The University of Cumbria campus is also located less than 200 metres to the north east. Lancaster mainline railway station lies circa 1.2 miles to the north west.
Whilst Bowerham is very much part of Lancaster City it does retain its character and remains popular for both local housing and
student accommodation.

The site is generally square and level in nature being estimated to extend to approximately 0.2 hectares (0.494 acres) and
delineated in red on the attached indicative site plan.
To the south east corner is a 2 storey detached stone barn extending to a gross internal floor area of approximately 86 m²
(925 ft²).

It is understood that all mains services are available within Bowerham Road/Newsham Road, however, we would advise interested parties to make their own separate enquiries in this regard particularly in relation to capacities.


The site is situated within a local/neighbourhood centre being subject to policy TC1 which sets out the Retail Hierarchy
for the Lancaster District including Urban Local Centres such as Bowerham and more specifically policy TC1.8 which states ‘These
local centres will maintain their roles in providing key services to the residents of Morecambe, Lancaster and Heysham
The subject site does have a planning history with an application for mixed use development comprising 2 retail units and 49, one bed student accommodation studio flats, conversion of an existing outbuilding into 4, one bed student accommodation studio flats and associated access, parking and loading bay. The application number was 8/01526/FUL and the subsequent appeal APP/A2335/W/19/3235191. Whilst the application was refused and appeal dismissed it is believed that a revised application having regard to the reasons for refusal in particular density/massing may have merit.
We therefore believe the site may offer potential for a similar albeit amended application or alternative uses subject to
securing planning permission and therefore would advise interested parties to make their own planning enquiries via the local planning authority, Lancaster City Council.
Further information In the first instance interested parties are requested to formally register their interest with Eckersley, who can thereafter provide a range of further information predominantly relating to the planning application and appeal.
Method of Disposal
Conditional offers are invited for the freehold interest with the timescales for offers to be confirmed in due course. Further offer
assumptions and guidance will also be provided.
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.


Location: For Sale - Development Opportunity - Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 4DT

Lancaster (1.0 miles)

Bare Lane (3.2 miles)

Morecambe (4.1 miles)

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