ADDRESSCharlotte House, 67/69/71, Upper Bognor Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex
TYPEResidential, Land, Commercial Land
TENUREUnder Offer, For Sale Freehold
POSTED ON3rd November 2020
Development Opportunity for Eight dwellings and Three Workshops on a site of 0.83 acres (0.34 hectares)
Bognor Regis is an affluent and popular resort town in West Sussex ideally located on the south coast approximately 55 miles south west of London 24 miles west of Brighton and six miles south east of Chichester. The town benefits from excellent transport links with easy access to the A259 which links Bognor Regis to the A27 (seven miles north of the town) and therefore the wider national road network. Bognor Regis Railway Station offers direct and regular services to London Victoria with a fastest time of 1 hour and 40 minutes. The station provides regular services to Brighton with a journey time of approximately 45 minutes and Chichester is accessed within 15 minutes both requiring one change.
The subject property comprises part of the Univeristy of Chichester's Bognor Regis campus and falls within the Upper Bognor Road and Mead Lane Conservation Area.
The site is within one mile of The Esplanade and beach and similarly from the town centre. All by way of a level walk.
Planning consent BR/351/19/PL has been achieved which allows the following development:
Charlotte House (65) - change of use of existing student accommodation including internal alterations to form 2 No. dwellings, 2 No. new windows, new staircase and replacement of roof on outbuilding; reconfiguration of existing dwellings, replace existing timbers and roof joists on first floor;
67 and 69 - we assume have existing C3 residential use.
71 and 71a - Change of use from medical centre/offices to 2 No. flats and workshop
Erection of 2 No. live-work units;
Creation of new private gardens and separation of this part of the site from the wider University campus
We understand that no s106 or CIL payments are required.
The property comprises a predominantly flat site and extends to 3,390 sqm being 0.339 hectares (0.83 acres). It is currently formed of three buildings with a consent for a further building to be constructed.
The consent allows for the development/refurbishment of the existing buildings together with the new the building into eight dwellings and three workshops.
This attractive site borders the parkland area of the University campus and whilst none of the trees on site are subject of Tree Preservation Orders they are protected by means of the conservation area designation.
As noted above the site currently comprises 3 no. existing Grade II listed buildings summarised as follows:
Charlotte House (65 Upper Bognor Road) is located to the south west of the application site and currently provides living accommodation for students.
67/69 is located to the south east of the site and were used as residences by University staff; although unoccupied since 2003.
71/71A is located to the north east of the site and was most recently used as a medical centre at ground floor and first floor used as a flat.
The wider site is laid to lawn with an internal road serving the University campus. Access to the site is left in, left out access only. As part of the planning consent the existing vehicular access into the campus of the University to the north will be physically closed in accordance with plans at the cost of the new owner and in materials agreed by the University.
The current accommodation extends to a Gross Internal Area of 504 sq m.
The proposed accommodation extends to a Gross Internal Area of 701.85
Business Rates / Council Tax Band
We assume that the commercial elements (71/71A) of the site form part of the wider rating assessment for the University.
We assume that the residential elements (Charlotte House 67/69) of the site form part of the wider council tax assessment for the University.
Should you require further information on Business Rates, please contact our in house rating surveyor Daniel Green (firstname.lastname@example.org).
No EPC's required as a development opportunity.
Each party to bear their own legal costs incurred.
Price on application.
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