Gateway Development Site

Cornhill Road, Berwick Upon Tweed TD15 2DY


Quick Summary

Price P.O.A
City Northumberland
Status New
Size (Acres) 3.26
Parking Spaces



Galashiels Office
01896 751 300

General Information
A potential development site situated in a prominent gateway position at the west entrance to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Berwick-upon-Tweed with a population of 12,043 according to the 2011 census is an historic town to the north of Northumberland. It is situated approximately equi-distant between Edinburgh to the north and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to the south (65 miles each way). The town is served by both the A1 trunk road and the main line east coast railway network providing regular access to Edinburgh and Newcastle-upon-Tweed (approximately 45 minutes) and London (approximately 3 and a half hours).

Modern Berwick-upon-Tweed is an attractive coastal town. Although, not a large town, Berwick-upon-Tweed is regarded as a principal market town serving north Northumberland and the eastern Scottish Borders.

As a result, the town effectively serves a catchment of around 42,000 with a wide range of retail, leisure and banking services. It also benefits from being a significant tourist destination particularly in the summer months when the population is reported to effectively double.

This site is situated in a predominantly residential area on the boundary of Tweedmouth and East Ord. It benefits from mature hedges along the boundaries to mature Whilst a predominantly residential area the site is adjoined by Northumberland Road Trading Estate to the West.

A relatively level site with good road access off the former Cornhill road to the South and East Ord Road to the West. Mature hedges to the boundaries.

Outline planning consent reference 17/01589/OUT was granted in July 2017 for nine self build house plots. The site is considered to offer potential for a range of alternative uses including out of town retail, commercial or leisure uses, subject to obtaining all necessary consents. It is being offered for sale with
vacant possession. The site is outwith the towns Conservation Area.

The southern edge of the site is within the COMAH zone. Development proposals will require to take consideration of these requirements. The current proposals provide for a large plot to the north, the current vendor may retain this plot if it suited the purchaser of the site.

The site has been measured from an OS based mapping system to an area of 1.319 ha (3.26 acre) or thereby.

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.

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.


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


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 mot understood to be elected to VAT.

By appointment with the sole agents.

Edwin Thompson, Chartered Surveyors
76 Overhaugh Street

Tel. 01896 751300
Fax. 01896 758883
E-mail: [email protected]

A Gateway Development Opportunity occupying a level triangular shaped site of approximately 1.319 ha (3.26 acres) at the Western entrance to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

The land currently benefits from a live consent for nine self-build house plots. It is considered to offer scope for a range of alternative uses including out of town retail, commercial or leisure, subject to
obtaining all necessary consents.

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