Land / Development
|Property Type||Land / Development|
|Business Rates||£3,629.40 per annum|
|Energy Performance Rating||Upon enquiry|
The site comprises unallocated previously developed land located within the defined settlement boundary for Builth Wells and Llanelwedd.
Llanelwedd is located by the River Wye immediately to the north of Builth Wells. Llanelwedd comprises of three distinct areas, comprising the commercial area lying immediately north of the Wye Bridge, a residential area including a primary school and church lying near the junction of the A483/A481 and the Wyeside Enterprise Park and industrial area to the east.
The site is accessed off the A481 via a roundabout and spine road which runs through Wyeside Business Park. The site, which measures about 1.26 hectares (3.12 acres) in total offers land with four buildings and is shown edged red on the OS plan within the particulars of sale.
A bungalow, which is circa 46 sq.m (495 sq.ft), was built in the 1930s of poor architectural quality and is currently let on a short term basis.
The further three buildings on site comprise poor quality single storey ‘light industrial’ (B2 Use Class) buildings of approximately 371 sq.m (3,992 sq.ft), 464 sq.m (4,493 sq.ft) and a smaller 46 sq.m (495 sq.ft) building.
The site is split in two distinct parcels. The larger parcel which comprises approximately two thirds of the site (0.92 hectares (2.33 acres)) is generally level with a gravel finish and comprises the buildings detailed above along with open land for parking and storage.
The smaller parcel to the west (0.32 hectares (0.79 acres)) is considerably overgrown with a significant slope rendering it undevelopable. On this parcel appears to be some abandoned concrete structures which were possibly associated with the quarry works to the north.
Overall the site is well located for access to employment opportunities with units located at Wyeside Business Park, Hanson Aggregates Builth Quarry, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground and the numerous businesses in Llanelwedd, i.e. Jewsons, Toyota, Suzuki, Howdens, Smithfield Tractors, Tuffins, Burger King, Subway, Llanelwedd Arms and Co-op.
The Development Plan for the site is the Powys Local Development Plan which was adopted in April 2018.
Builth Wells dominates the general area and Llanelwedd is perceived as part of the town rather than a separate village, hence Builth Wells and Llanelwedd are combined as a single ‘Town’ in the settlement hierarchy.
The site is adjacent to Wyeside Business Park which is allocated as an Employment Safeguarding land (P08 ES2) and for additional Employment (P08 EA1 and P08 EC1).
Historic mapping show the site being used as ‘pasture’ on the 1842 title map. The later OS base shows the site still undeveloped albeit with the Mid Wales Railway Line running to the south. By the 1955-71 OS maps, the site is occupied by industrial buildings.
No formal planning application has been submitted for the development of the site but a copy of the pre-application and the Local Planning Authority’s response in support of a potential planning application can be located in the Technical Information Pack accessed via a Dropbox.
The Local Planning Authority’s response to the pre-application stated the site was in a sustainable location as it is within close proximity to local amenities and employment opportunities.
The intention of the pre-application was to see if the site could accommodate circa 5 residential units. The proposal comprised the demolition of the existing bungalow and the construction of 5 residential dwellings. However the Local Planning Authority responded by stating that the open part of the site could be redeveloped for up to 27 dwellings per hectare (i.e. 19 dwellings) with access off, first, the adopted road serving the Business Park and then, secondly, over the metalled road linking the Park to the site. The County Council has indicated it will shortly adopt that section of the metalled road while the Local Planning Authority has indicated the access is sufficient to serve a residential development of the site.
The property also affords potential to be developed for a variety of commercial uses in view of the established B2 industrial use already in existence.
Any planning related queries should be directed to the Local Planning Authority:
Powys County Council
Powys County Hall
Spa Road East
Telephone: 01597 826000
We are advised that mains electricity, gas, water and drainage services are available in the vicinity for connection to the site. However prospective purchasers are advised to make their own independent enquiries of the individual authorities to verify the capacity and availability of such services.
The property will be sold freehold with vacant possession unless let.
This is located within the Technical Information Pack.
Please refer to the particulars of sale for further details on the Method of Sale.
A copy of the Technical Information Pack can be obtained on application from Haslams Surveyors LLP. Please call 0118 921 1500 for access details.
Please refer to the particulars of sale for further details.