The site - TA23 0NT
An opportunity to acquire this development site with the benefit of detailed planning permission (subject to the issuing of the permission upon the S106 legal agreement being agreed and signed) for 9 open market dwellings in this attractive West Somerset village.
The proposed development is for 9 dwellings with a terrace of 3 houses along the road frontage and then 6 detached dwellings spread out across the rest of the site to the rear. The original plan was for 10 dwellings, however, after consultation with the planning authority, this was reduced to 9 dwellings, as illustrated on the site layout plan. The proposed accommodation schedule shows the gross internal floor areas of the proposed dwellings, with a total of circa 1,147sqm (12,347 sqft).
There is a footpath link proposed as part of the planning permission, which links the site back to the village without the need to walk along the main A39 road. Details of the proposed footpath are illustrated on the approved plans.
The site extends to approximately 0.60 hectares (1.48 acres).
Offers are invited in the region of £700,000 for this freehold site, subject to the planning permission being issued.
Interested parties should make and rely upon their own enquiries of the relevant services providers with regards to the proposed development.
Please contact Philip Taverner at klp to arrange a viewing.
Washford is a small village in West Somerset, close to the Quantock Hills and Exmoor, just two miles from the Bristol Channel coastline. The village has a shop and Post Office, a garage, a church, a village school and a nursery. There are a selection of secondary schools in nearby Minehead and stretching out to Taunton, 15 miles away. The school is next to the Washford Memorial Hall, which was built in 1950 and houses several clubs, along with a nearby recreation ground. It is also close to the start of a public footpath to the seaside town of Watchet. It follows the route of the old Mineral Line track bed, when the West Somerset Mineral Railway (wsmr) transported iron ore from mines on the Brendon Hills to Watchet, on its way to smelting works in South Wales. The wsmr may no longer exist, but the West Somerset Steam Railway Line is still going strong. Washford station is a stop on the steam-operated heritage railway, and now houses the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust Museum complete with historical railway carriages and a working reconstructed signal-box. The village's second pub, the Washford Inn, is right next door to the station.
Somerset West & Taunton Council resolved to grant planning permission (Ref. 3/26/19/016), subject to the signing of a S106 legal agreement, in March 2020. The S106 legal agreement is being dealt with and the planning permission is currently pending for the erection of 9 dwellings with associated access, landscaping, public open space, drainage and footpath works, at the Former Nursery Site, A39, Washford, Watchet, TA23 0NT.
Copies of the plans and planning permissions are held on file by the agents.