Portway, Langport

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    Former council offices, more recently used as 18 bed care home - current buildings have floor area of 6,997sqft/650m2 with outbuilding of 1,776sqft/165m2. The property has had a Positive Pre App response from South Somerset for redevelopment to a retirement village.  The property has a long frontage to A378 and is within walking distance to the High Street in Langport.  There is 2.99 acres available as part of the red line area and there is a further 1.44 acres available via separate negotiation.  A full information pack is available at our Crediton office.

    • Two storey stone former council offices
    • Recently used as 18 bed care home
    • Buildings have floor area of 6,997 sqft/650m2
    • Outbuilding of 1,776sqft/165n2
    • Positive Pre App response for redevelopment to a retirement village
    • Close proximity to Langport and far reaching views of surrounding countryside
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    Former council offices, more recently used as 18 bed care home – current buildings have floor area of 6,997sqft/650m2 with outbuilding of 1,776sqft/165m2. The property has had a Positive Pre App response from South Somerset for redevelopment to a retirement village.  The property has a long frontage to A378 and is within walking distance to the High Street in Langport.  There is 2.99 acres available as part of the red line area and there is a further 1.44 acres available via separate negotiation.  A full information pack is available at our Crediton office.

    The Grange was originally used as council offices and has recently been operated by a local charity as a 18 bed care home. The main structure was built in the 1960’s and comprises of a two storey stone and tiled property which measures 6,997sqft/650m2. To the rear of the property are a range of outbuildings which have a total area of 1,776sqft/165m2. The main building has two accesses on to the A378 and any redevelopment of the site will continue to use these by having traffic entering the property using the western access and exiting via the access to the east. The property has a number of mature trees along the boundaries of the property.  The frontage to the A378 measures over 100m, therefore the property is easily visible from the road.   To the south and east portion of the site is where the main building and outbuildings are located which is primarily surrounded by a tarmac surface used as roads, pathways and substantial car park area.  To the north and east the site is a lawned area with a further grassed area of 1.44 acres (outlined blue on the OS plan) to the north available by separate negotiation.  Opposite the site is the entrance to Immacolata House, a care home specialising in dementia care.

    The site is located on the western edge of Langport and the High Street is 700m from the entrance.  To travel to town you can either catch a bus at the stop which is by the entrance to the site or walk along the footpath which crosses the river into town.

    Services
    The Grange has mains electricity, mains water and sewer, all of which can be found on or adjacent to the site.  All prospective purchasers are encouraged to make their own enquiries with the statutory undertakers.
    Tenure
    The property is available on a freehold basis with vacant possession on completion.

    VAT
    VAT will not be charged on the sale of the land.

    Town Planning
    Planning was granted for a 30 bed extension in the 1980’s, although it was renewed in the 1990’s the permission was never implemented.  The current primary use for the property is as an assisted living care home.  A pre application was submitted to South Somerset with an indicative plan showing the comprehensive redevelopment of the site into a close care/extra care/retirement village.  The illustrative plans show a 50 bed care home with 22 assisted dwellings/cottages. The Pre App response (ref: 17/04416/PREAPP) states that ‘On this basis, should the need be demonstrated, which I expect you can do, and the fact that I am content that this can be seen as a broadly sustainable location, in respect to accessibility and distance to key services, the proposed type of development is considered to be acceptable in principle’.  The response goes on to say that any development would need to be sensitively designed and appropriately scaled.  A full planning pack is available on request from Helmores.

    Offers
    The property is offered for sale by private treaty.  The vendors are looking to dispose of the site conditional on planning permission being granted although unconditional offers will be considered.

    LANGPORT is a historic market town (believed to be derived from the Anglo-Saxon ‘Long Port’) lies on the banks of the River Parrett.  The town is believed to date back to the Roman occupation as a number of Roman Villas have been found in the area.  The town is very well serviced with a number of shops, pubs and cafes.  The library has recently been refurbished and is well used, the local schools are well regarded and include Episcopi Primary School and the secondary school Huish Episcopi Academy, which now has academy status.  Local landmarks include the 14th Century Hanging Chapel, the 15th Century Church of All Saints, and 18th Century ‘Tudor House’ and ‘Bow Yard Warehouse’.

    DIRECTIONS

    * From the M5 junction 25 take the A358 for circa 2 miles. 
    * Take left along A378 signposted to Langport.
    * Follow this road all the way to Curry Rivel.
    * Drive through the village and the site is located 0.9         
       mile to the west of the village. 
    * The is on the north side of A378.
       


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    Postcode: TA10 0NQ
    Latitude: 51.0338973999023
    Longitude: -2.84424495697021

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Crediton

Crediton is an old Mid Devon market town with a wealth of history just 7 miles from Exeter. The town is surrounded by unspoilt farmland in an area of great natural beauty. Great transport links and excellent schooling facilities make the town a very desirable place to live.

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