We are instructed to market this perfectly located brownfield site for potential redevelopment off North Street, Okehampton, shown edged red on the plan, inviting offers from interested parties on a conditional or unconditional basis.
Okehampton is situated on the A30, some 23 miles west of Exeter, Devon, and 20 miles east of Launceston, Cornwall. The town, with a population of circa 7,000, is situated on the Northern edge of Dartmoor under the administrative authority of West Devon Borough Council (WDBC). Okehampton is a sub-regional centre and has all pastoral care, employment, education, sports, retail and leisure facilities. The town is well-located within the county and has excellent transport links into Cornwall, Devon and beyond, along the A30 and M5. There is a regular bus service and a rail station within the town providing a commuter service. Okehampton is a thriving community within easy reach of the city of Exeter – the administrative centre for Devon – which offers substantial opportunities in employment and business, and facilities in retail, sport, recreation, culture, entertainment, education and well-being to serve the needs of residents and tourists.
Image is an extract of the WDBC planning application.
Site Location Plan produced by Roger & Haynes Architects.
The property, a brown field site, lies close to the centre of town and is surrounded by established residencies as shown on the plan. The site amounts to approximately 1.24 acres.
The property immediately adjoins the Okehampton Conservation Area. A brownfield site within the existing settlement boundary, the site has an expired Outline Planning Permission for a 60 bed nursing home. This was granted, following an appeal, under WDBC planning reference 02412/2012 dated 22 Jan 2013, following a residential planning application, lodged in May 2006, Ref 8941/2006/OKE, for 32 dwelling which was refused [by WDBC] on grounds of access, surface water, and two protected trees. The subsequent appeal inspector did not share the Borough Council’s views but still dismissed the appeal on grounds that the proposed siting of certain dwellings within the scheme required re-examining.
Our client would be interested in receiving proposals on an unconditional basis for the site as demonstrated with the nursing home submission or on a “subject to planning” conditional basis for a residential development proposal or other alternative uses.
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