DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Valley, Selkirk, Scottish Borders, TD7 4DQ

Offers Over  £80,000


Quick Summary

Price £80,000
City
Status New
Size (Acres)
Beds
Bathroom
Garden
Parking Spaces
Period

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Galashiels Office
01896 751300

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY
A site extending to approximately 0.048 Ha (0.120 acre) providing a rare development opportunity on the edge of Selkirk town centre.
• Cleared regular shaped site
• Well Suited to Residential Development
• Town Centre Location
• Previous Application for ten apartment block approved in principle
• Elevated position. Scope for pleasant outlook to the north west

Offers over £80,000 are invited Ref. GF5088

Location
The subjects are situated at The Valley to the north west of Selkirk town centre.
Selkirk has a population of approximately 6,000. It is conveniently situated within the centre of the Scottish Borders with good road links to the main towns in the area and the National Roads Network via the A7 arterial route. The town is approximately 5 miles to the south of Galashiels and 11 miles to the north of Hawick – the two largest population basis within the Scottish Borders with population of around 14,000 and 16,000 respectively. The Royal Burgh of Selkirk lies on the Selkirk water tributary of The River Tweed. The people of the town are known as “Souters” which mean cobblers (“shoe makers and menders”). It is one of the oldest Royal Burghs in Scotland. It is reputed to have been the site of the earliest settlement within the Scottish Borders. “Selkirk” means “Church in the Forrest” from the old English Sele (“Hall or Manor”) and Cirice (“Church”).

The Opportunity
A site extending to approximately 0.048ha (0.120 acres) fronting on to The Vaelly an established residential area directly to the north west of Selkirk town centre.
The site is within the town’s development boundary and town centre boundary as defined within the Scottish Borders Local Development Plan 2016. it is within the town’s Conservation Area.
The site is considered well suited to a residential development scheme.
Planning application reference 06/01841/FUL was submitted for the erection of 10 flats and formation of a parking area. This was approved in principle, subject to a legal agreement covering payment of developer contributions. It is understood that this application was withdrawn by the planning authority in February 2016 as the legal agreement to conclude the payment of development contributions in relation to the development had not been concluded.
The proposals provided for a modern detached 4 storey flatted development with access pend off The Valley at ground level providing access to an inner courtyard with parking for 8 cars, together with bin stores and the flatted accommodation on the levels above.

Summary specification:

External walls – Wet dash rendered finish to main walls of timber framed construction.
Reconstituted stone bands and base course.

Pitched roofs – Natural slate

Windows – Soft wood tilt and turn fully reversible double glazed windows.

Valley Gutters – GRP or Code 5 lead dressed

Heating – Gas fired condensing boilers

Rainwater goods – Traditional styled pvc gutters. Cast iron down pipes.

External doors – Factory finished hardwood door sets

Interested parties should direct their planning enquiries to:

Development Management,
Scottish Borders Council
Council Headquarters,
Newtown St Boswells,
Melrose.
TD6 0SA

Tel. 01835 824000

The proposals provided for a four storey block of ten apartments providing eight two bedroom apartments and two one bedroom apartments with on-site parking and a courtyard to the rear.

Ground conditions
The purchaser/developer will be responsible for any necessary assessment of
ground conditions and will need to satisfy themselves that development can take place safely.

Services
Mains water, electricity, gas and foul and surface water drainage are assumed to be available adjacent or close to the site.
It is the responsibility of the purchaser to determine the exact position of existing services and to arrange for any modification/connection of these to the development in consultation with the relevant services providers.

Tenure
Absolute Ownership

Method of Sale
The site is offered for sale as a whole with vacant possession by Private Treaty.

Offers
Offers should include: The identity of the purchasers; the price offered; source of funds; clear details of any conditions attached to the offer; proposed timescale for conclusion of missives, completion and payment.
A closing date may be set for offers. Please note that only those parties who
formally notify their interest will be informed of the closing date. Interested
parties are advised to notify the selling agents of their interest as soon as possible.

The sellers reserve the right to sell privately and are not bound to accept the
highest or indeed any offer.

Value Added Tax
Any prices are exclusive of VAT. The subjects are not understood to be elected to VAT.

Viewing
By appointment with the sole agents.
Edwin Thompson, Chartered Surveyors
76 Overhaugh Street
Galashiels
TD1 1DP

Tel. 01896 751300
Fax. 01896 758883

E-mail: [email protected]

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY
A site extending to approximately 0.048 Ha (0.120 acre) providing a rare development opportunity on the edge of Selkirk town centre.
• Cleared regular shaped site
• Well Suited to Residential Development
• Town Centre Location
• Previous Application for ten apartment block approved in principle
• Elevated position. Scope for pleasant outlook to the north west

Offers over £80,000 are invited Ref. GF5088

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