A vacant and cleared site extending to 3.24 acres allocated for residential uses (circa 38 units) in Lostock Hall, Preston.
The Property is located immediately to the east of Avondale Drive, circa 200m from Lostock Hall Village centre. The site has excellent transport connections, with easy access to the M65 and M61 and wider motorway network, as well as Preston via the B5254. Lostock Hall Train Station is 200m south of the Property, with Lostock Hall Park and Ride facility a 2 minute walk away, providing regular services to Preston, to the north and Colne, to the north east. Bus stops on Walkin Lane and Brownedge Road provide direct services to Leyland, Wigan, Chorley and Preston. Existing housing surrounds the sites on all sides. Greens Dance Centre and Girl Guides Centre adjoin the site to the east alongside St James Vicarage bordering the site to the North.
The Property can be viewed from Avondale Drive but on-site inspections are by appointment only. Please contact the seller’s sole agent BNP Paribas Real Estate to arrange an inspection or for additional information.
The Property is located at Lostock Hall, a surburban village within the South Ribble borough of Lancashire. The village has a population of circa 4,000 and offers amenities including supermarket Co-op, alongside a collection of smaller retail units. The village also has a Medical Centre, Social Club and Library. The village has two primary schools (Lostock Hall Community Primary School, Our Lady and St Gerard’s RC Primary School) alongside two secondary schools (Moor Hey School and Lostock Hall Academy), both rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted 2017. Lostock Hall is located circa 2.5 miles south of Preston and 7 miles west of Blackburn. A number of cities are within commuting distance including Bolton (circa 21 miles), Manchester (circa 28 miles), Warrington (circa 27 miles) and Liverpool (circa 36 miles). The village and surrounding area offer a number of attractions, mixing history and heritage with places of interest, including Samlesbury Hall, Cuerden Valley Park, Hoghton Tower, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Harris Museum, Art & Galley and Rufford Old Hall.
Conditional offers are invited by way of informal tender for the freehold interest in the Property with vacant possession and limited title guarantee, including overage requirements. Offers should be made on the specified Offer Form and reflect the requirements of the draft Heads of Terms and Agreement for Sale within the legal pack in the data room. The Property has been elected to tax for VAT purposes and all offers should reflect this.
The site is allocated for residential development by Policy D1 (New Development) of the South Ribble Local Plan. The estimated number of dwellings to be accommodated on the site is 30 no. homes, however we have a Letter of Comfort from South Ribble Borough Council noting that the development of a higher number of dwellings may be achievable, subject to a technical assessment. The Letter of Comfort, alongside supporting documentation, is available within the Technical Pack. Development considerations to note include the following; The site is identified on the Brownfield Register for the development of 30 dwellings. South Ribble Borough Council has Community Infrastructure Levy charging rates of £65 per sq m for dwelling houses and £0 per sq m for apartments. The development must provide for an appropriate area of on-site open space to mitigate against the loss of the school playing field. The Affordable Housing Policy is 30% and the 2020 Central Lancashire Housing study further defines the desired unit and tenure mix. The Property is identified within flood zone 1 (an area with the lowest probability of flooding) on the Environment Agency’s Flood Map for planning. A SUDS alleviation area is likely to be required.
Please download the Technical Pack from the link below: https://we.tl/t-yDNSIk2wJ4
Deadline for Offers
The deadline for offers is 3 November 2021 at 1pm. All offers must be submitted on the Homes England Offer Form (available at the website), to the e-mail address Tenders@homesengland.gov.uk quoting the tender reference and site name set out within the Offer Form. The seller does not undertake to accept the highest nor any offer.
Lostock Hall (0.2 miles)
Bamber Bridge (1.1 miles)
Leyland (1.9 miles)