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Top of the class for Greenslade Taylor Hunt

Top of the class for Greenslade Taylor Hunt

April 2017

It has been a team effort for the property professionals at Greenslade Taylor Hunt who have overseen the successful sale of a former girls’ school in Somerset into a selection of attractive homes.

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UPDATE ON RESIDENTIAL BARN CONVERSIONS

UPDATE ON RESIDENTIAL BARN CONVERSIONS

November 2016

It is now 2½ years since the Government introduced new Permitted Development rights allowing residential barn conversions under a simplified ‘Prior Approval’ application.  Various criteria must be satisfied before a building can qualify for the PD right, and a ‘Prior Approval’ application must be submitted to address highway and noise impacts, contamination and flooding risks, and the location, siting, and design of the building.

 

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Land with planning consent comes to market

September 2016

Land, close to the centre of Barnstaple, with permission to build up to 80 new homes comes to the market with property specialists Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

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GTH partner EDF for their property needs

September 2016

Now the Government has given the go ahead for the new nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point the race is on to find suitable accommodation for the highly qualified staff who will be working on the infrastructure and beyond.

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GTH wins South West building excellence award

GTH wins South West building excellence award

July 2016

A STUNNING transformation of listed barns near Wellington, Somerset, has seen the design team from Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Land and Planning Department win a top prize at the South West Building Excellence Awards 2016.

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From New York to Crewkerne

From New York to Crewkerne

June 2016

REVEREND Stuart Huntley and his family are enjoying life in the newly built rectory in Crewkerne – a world away from their last posting in New York.

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The barns before conversion

GTH design team shortlisted for major award

May 2016

A STUNNING transformation of listed barns near Wellington, Somerset, has put the design team from Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Land and Planning Department in contention for a prize at the South West Building Excellence Awards 2016.

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Key appointments strengthen firm

Key appointments strengthen firm

February 2016

LEADING property professionals Greenslade Taylor Hunt are delighted to announce four key appointments across the firm.Associate Mark Chugg MRICS and planning consultant Russell Williams have joined the Development and Planning Department, senior commercial surveyor Simon Welch has been appointed in the Commercial Department and Melanie Beaton MARLA will head up the Lettings Department at the firm’s Honiton office.

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Chance to influence the planning process

February 2016

LANDOWNERS who want to have “a say” in where new homes are built in Cornwall have until the beginning of March to make representations. Cornwall County Council is consulting with the public on the changes to its Local Plan – the planning blueprint for the county, which will determine where - and how many homes are built. The consultation period runs until March 7, 2016.

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New Rectory at Crewkerne

Rectory project delivered on time and on budget

January 2016

LAND at North Street, Crewkerne, is now home to a fine new Rectory for the five parishes of the Wulfric Benefice, which includes Crewkerne. The project overseen by Greenslade Taylor Hunt architect Nick Ratcliff RIBA was completed in less than nine months and within budget.

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Planning agents welcome clearer guidance on barn conversions

March 2015

Greenslade Taylor Hunt welcomes the publication by the Government of long awaited guidance on the Permitted Development regulations covering the change of use of agricultural buildings to various uses, including residential.

Since the initial introduction of the regulations in April 2014, there has been a great deal of confusion over how some of the provisions should be interpreted, and inconsistency in the approach taken by different Planning Authorities and Appeal Inspectors writes Andrew Preston, Associate in the firm’s Development and Planning Department.

Amongst other things, the new guidance confirms that up to three additional dwellings may be created on any agricultural unit, regardless of the number of existing dwellings that there may be

The guidance also clarifies that the permitted development rights do not allow the construction of new structural elements for the building. To qualify for conversion, the existing building must be structurally strong enough to take the loading which comes with the external works to provide for a residential use of the building.

Perhaps most significantly, the guidance confirms that the rights apply to buildings that may be rurally situated, away from any town or village. The Government has recognised that many agricultural buildings will not be in village settlements and may not be able to rely on public transport for their daily needs, and the sustainability of the location is not a reason for Planning Authorities to resist development. Instead, they should consider whether the location would be an unrealistic or potentially harmful site for a dwelling.

Whilst some would say that this guidance should have been in place when the legislation was first introduced, it’s belated arrival now provides much needed clarity on the rules. In particular, this announcement may well unlock the potential for rurally situated barns to be considered for conversion, despite a past history of refusals by some Planning Authorities.

Any farmer or landowner with a building that may be suitable for conversion, or who may have had an application for ‘prior approval’ permitted development rejected, is advised to contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Development and Planning team, based at the Chard Office, on (01460) 238380 or email landplanning.chard@gth.net

An artist's impression of the care/residential home

Site packed with potential

January 2015

A MAJOR residential development opportunity close to the construction site for a new power plant in Somerset has just come to the market with land specialists Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

Graham Ford, Land and Planning Partner, said: “This is an exciting residential development opportunity uniquely located to take advantage of Hinkley C.”

The site at Watchet is within the 12-mile close catchment area of the Hinkley Point C construction site and a mile from its Park and Ride.

Mr Ford added: “As agents we cannot stress strongly enough the impact of EDF (the firm behind Hinkley C) on the local economy.

“The project will attract a total of some 22,000 workers over the 10-year construction period and create 1,000 “permanent” jobs over the 60-year design life of the reactor.”

The development site extends to 2.19 acres and is close to the centre of Watchet and is within walking distance of the main amenities, harbour and marina.

It is available as a whole at a guide of £1.6m or as individual lots. Lot one comprises a complex of original stone barns with permission to convert to 10 homes - a mixture of two, three and four bedroom properties. It is guided at £350,000.

Lot two consists of development land suitable for residential use. Detailed consent for a 70-bed residential/nursing home exists for the site. This is offered at a guide of £1.25M.

For full details and to arrange a viewing please contact the sole agents Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Hammet Street, Taunton, on (01823) 334466.

 

 

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Chance to ask a land expert

January 2015

A FREE, drop-in session for all types of rural planning matters will be hosted by surveyors from Greenslade Taylor Hunt on Saturday, February 7, at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, Junction 24, North Petherton.

Led by Graham Ford, Partner with the firm’s Development and Planning Division, Associate, Simon Gitsham and planning consultant, Andrew Jordan, the event will run from 9am-1pm.

Mr Jordan, has a wealth of experience in planning. Most recently he worked as a Senior Development Management Officer – chartered town planner – for the West Dorset and Weymouth Partnership.

His extensive career has encompassed all aspects of the planning process. Indeed his in-depth knowledge and expertise has led him to appear as a professional witness in numerous public inquiries.

Graham Ford said: “We hope as many farmers and indeed any members of the public with planning questions will turn up at our session where hopefully we can be of assistance.”

The event at Sedgemoor will focus on providing advice on converting farm buildings to residential use.

It will also look at the suitability of farmland for housing development and more specialist advice on option or promotion agreements.

There is no need to book. Simply turn up between 9am-1pm and the professional team will be happy to offer assistance.

 

Watchet marina

Coastal plot with planning permission

May 2014

A unique opportunity to build a house with breathtaking sea views presents itself in West Somerset.

The site at Govier’s Lane, Watchet, benefits from detailed planning permission to build a fine detached four-bedroom home making the most of the splendid location, which is close to the coastal path making it a perfect spot to enjoy the attractions of the surrounding countryside.

The site overlooking Watchet Marina and the West Somerset Railway is available for immediate development and is for sale by private treaty at a guide price of £135,000.

Graham Ford, Land and Planning Partner with Greenslade Taylor Hunt, who are overseeing the sale, said: “The development offers a truly unique and rare opportunity to purchase an individual building plot with panoramic marina/sea views in a sought-after and character location.”

The land, in an elevated position, currently forms part of the substantial gardens of a  large Victorian property.

The full planning permission allows the construction of a substantial four-bedroom home. It will consist of a large entrance hall, living room, cloakroom, study, large kitchen/diner and separate utility room. On the first floor there will be four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The proposed home will stand in generous gardens to the front and rear. The planning permission includes a separate plot with double garage and parking for three cars.

For more information and to arrange a viewing contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Land and Planning Department on 01823 334466.

Office Design

Extension or new build – expert help is at hand

May 2014

There’s far more to Greenslade Taylor Hunt than merely estate agency. The property experts have an experienced team of planning professionals who can provide a full architectural service across Somerset and beyond.

Headed by architect Nick Ratcliff RIBA, who has more than 14 years experience in the residential, educational and commercial sectors, the firm offers a full architectural design service.

This means the experienced team is able, to see a property from the design stage - through the planning procedure to project managing the build, and ensuring the whole process complies with the necessary legal requirements.

Whether you are looking to extend your existing property or have your heart set on creating your dream home from scratch the talented team at Greenslade Taylor Hunt have the skilled knowledge to guide you through the operation.

The in-house team have a proven track record of success in assisting land owners, private clients and developers in achieving the necessary Planning and Building Regulation consents required to allow projects to be constructed.

The whole process can initially seem rather daunting, but with a free initial appraisal to discuss your requirements with the experts your dream of a bespoke home could be much nearer than you think.

The Drawing and Design team have extensive knowledge and experience of building design and construction including the preparation of architectural drawings using the latest Computer Aided Designed (CAD) software, for a range of projects including:

  • New building, conversion and refurbishment projects
  • Bespoke Architect designed individual houses

  • Barn conversions

  • Apartment developments

  • Large residential development sites

  • Agricultural worker's dwellings and agricultural buildings

  • Commercial projects

  • Holiday accommodation

As a well regarded and long established firm it prides itself on having detailed knowledge of local planning policies and practices and good working relationships with local authority planning and highway bodies.

It has good links with council conservation officers and so can offer help and advice with listed building and conservation area applications.

Services offered include:

  • Planning feasibility and viability appraisals

  • Measured surveys and building structure surveys

  • Professional design and drawing service

  • Preparation and submission of planning applications

  • Certificate of Lawfulness for existing or proposed developments

  • Planning appeals

  • Listed building and conservation area applications

  • Technical assessments for Building Regulations and construction compliance

This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the professional services the team offers from offices in Chard and Taunton.

To find out how Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Land and Planning Division could help turn your ideas into reality please ring the Taunton office on (01823) 334466 or the Chard office on (01460) 238380.

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Land at Chilliswood Farm

Opportunity to acquire strategic investment land around Somerset’s county town

May 2014

Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Taunton office are delighted to be offering for sale a commercial sized block of arable and pasture land just outside of Taunton with excellent long term development potential.

The land is situated at Chilliswood Farm in the parish of Trull on the south western fringes of Taunton and falls within a ‘broad location for development’ to one day potentially accommodate future expansion around Somerset’s county town.  The land is being sold as one lot extending to 63.5 acres (25.7 hectares) and in an era where the price of farmland continues to steadily rise the sale will afford the successful buyer a good opportunity to acquire a sound investment with the added bonus of longer term development potential and is attracting interest from a range of potential purchasers.

The land is being offered for sale by way of an informal tender with tenders invited by 12 noon on Friday 16th May. 

Sale particulars: http://gth.reapit.com/gthrpsdets/TAL140041.PDF

For further details please contact Simon Gitsham at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Taunton office on 01823 334466 or email simon.gitsham@gth.net.

Southgate Park

Specialist ensures sale is in safe hands

November 2013

Property specialists Greenslade Taylor Hunt are delighted to announce the conclusion of a successful sale on behalf of Somerset Partnership NHS Trust of a large former healthcare site in Bridgwater.

The firm was tasked with selling the Southgate Park site at 2-4 Taunton Road, Bridgwater. The aim was to find an appropriate purchaser to take possession in the summer of 2013.

Unfortunately an agreed sale fell through earlier this year and Greenslade Taylor Hunt had to act swiftly to identify a new purchaser and meet the agreed deadline.

Happily in just 10 weeks the firm managed to find a suitable buyer and conclude the deal.

The new occupier is a healthcare operator and although the sum paid for the property is undisclosed the site had been on the market at a guide price of £1m.

Graham Ford, Partner, responsible for negotiating the deal said: “These are large purpose built premises. We were very pleased to identify a suitable purchaser and negotiate terms and achieve an exchange of contracts within a very short period of time.”

The prominent site in Taunton Road, the main gateway into Bridgwater, includes substantial buildings  - Beech Court and Wyvern Court. These were built in the mid-1990s and provide residential care.

In the past 18 months Greenslade Taylor Hunt has sold a number of care homes and hospitals throughout the region, notably a former 30-bedroom care home in Bridgwater and Ruishton Court, a large nursing home near Taunton.

If you are looking to market a similar property or are seeking to acquire the same please contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334466.

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Unique development opportunity at a snip

July 2013

Detailed planning permission to create a substantial five-bedroom residence at a keen price is the attractive offer of this rural development opportunity that is on the market with Greenslade Taylor Hunt at a new guide price of £350,000.

Crossways Farm, at Moorland, near Bridgwater, is just two-and-a-half miles from junction 24 of the M5, yet is set in a secluded position, enjoying south facing rural views.

Graham Ford, of Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “Crossways Farm offers a unique development opportunity for developers or private individuals seeking to construct a family home in a rural though convenient location. The substantial stone barns are suitable for a variety of purposes which together with adjoining orchard and paddocks will create a very desirable country residence.”

Previously the property was being offered at a guide of £390,000, but the price has been shaved to an inviting level.

The site is “shovel ready” and benefits from detailed planning permission to demolish the existing farmhouse and create an imposing 3,200 sq ft home.

In total the plot extends to 10.69 acres and includes two versatile paddocks, both served by mains water which would lend themselves to equestrian pursuits.

There is a range of recently refurbished barns that could provide ancillary accommodation or holiday lets – the latter subject to the necessary consents.

For more information or to arrange a viewing contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334466.

Barn at Littleton

Opportunity to ‘make your dream home’

June 2013

Have you been inspired by the many property television programmes and hankered after a development project of your own?

Suitable opportunities are rare to find, but if the answer is yes then an auction lot at Littleton, near Somerton may have you reaching for your wallet.

This lot comprises two impressive traditional stone barns to be sold by auction by Greenslade Taylor Hunt at The Shrubbery Hotel, Ilminster, on July, 24.

Littleton is a small, quiet hamlet between Somerton and Street and full planning permission has been granted to convert this large barn - 3500 sq ft into a wonderful residential dwelling together with small detached barn to make into offices, garaging, garden store etc.

The property will combine the best of modern design whilst sympathetically retaining and restoring the existing features. The plot itself extends to 0.81 acres and there is a further two acres of adjoining pastureland available.

The site is “shovel ready” as all redundant farm buildings have been removed.

The barn is being offered for sale at a guide price of  £200-£240,000. For more information please contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s  Langport office on (01458) 250000.

Feltham Lane

Deadline looms for prospective purchasers of major housing land

June 2013

Would be buyers need to move fast if they are hoping to secure an important piece of green field land earmarked for housing in a thriving Somerset town.The prominent site with far reaching views across countryside adjoins a popular school in Frome, which is currently being extended.

A number of national house builders have completed schemes in the town and future growth is planned to meet demand.

Interested parties who do not want to miss out on this latest opportunity to secure a major parcel of prime development land have until noon on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, to submit their sealed informal tenders to the sole agents Greenslade Taylor Hunt. A guide price of £2.5 million is being quoted.

'Graham Ford, Partner handling the sale, said: “This is a clean green field site ready for immediate development with a low affordable housing requirement of only four dwellings from a total of 54.”

The opportunity is expected to attract a great deal of interest as the land is well placed for development near popular Christchurch Primary School in Feltham Lane, Frome. A particular feature of the land is its southerly aspect beside open countryside with far reaching views to the south.

Outline planning permission has been granted for 54 homes on the 4.7 acres (1.7 hectares) site. Existing housing adjoins the eastern boundary of the development site and the western boundary is likely to be re-developed for housing.

Further details are available from the sole agents Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Land and Planning Division, on 01823 334466.

Ruiston Court

Asking price slashed for versatile venue

May 2013

An impressive period property that traded as a successful nursing home for a number of years is being sold at auction next month.

Despite its potential Grade II listed Ruishton Court, near Taunton, has failed to find a buyer since coming to the market last year. The original guide price of £1 million has been snipped to a guide of a mere £500,000.

Graham Ford, Partner at Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “It is a superb opportunity to acquire a versatile building suitable for healthcare, offices or residential purposes.”

The substantial property, set in grounds totaling five acres, would make a superb wedding venue or conference centre. Its position close to junction 25 of the M5 adds to its appeal and would provide easy access for guests or delegates.

Originally built in 1898 as a family home for the owners of the nearby Creech papermill it remained as a private house until 1992. It was converted into a 27-bedroom nursing/residential home for the elderly in 1993. It traded successfully for 15 years. The business closed in December 2011.

The auction takes place at The Castle Hotel, Taunton, at 2.30pm on Thursday, June 13.

For details of the auction lot contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334466.

Site for Holiday Lodges

Site offers detailed planning consent for unique holiday lodges

May 2013

A “shovel ready” development opportunity presents itself at Masbury, near Wells.

The attractive rural setting with views across surrounding countryside is sure to prove a draw for tourists looking for a tranquil base to explore the nearby delights of Wells.

The cleared level site at The Old Camp Ground, Thrupe Lane, has outline permission for three holiday dwellings that should provide strong financial returns.

It is on the market with Greenslade Taylor Hunt at a guide price of £200,000.

Graham Ford, Partner with Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “The plots offer a superb opportunity to construct three holiday lodges.”

The land has established boundaries including conifer planting and extends to 0.4 of an acre.

For further details and to arrange a viewing contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Land and Planning Division on 01823 334466 or the Wells office on 01749 605605.

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Unique development opportunity

April 2013

Detailed planning consent to create a substantial five-bedroom residence is one of the attractions of this rural offering which is on the market with Greenslade Taylor Hunt at a guide price of £390,000.

Crossways Farm, at Moorland, near Bridgwater, is just two-and-a-half miles from junction 24 of the M5, yet is set in a secluded position, enjoying south facing rural views.

Graham Ford, of Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “Crossways Farm offers a unique development opportunity for developers or private individuals seeking to construct a family home in a rural though convenient location. The substantial stone barns are suitable for a variety of purposes which together with adjoining orchard and paddocks will create a very desirable country residence.”

The site is available for immediate development and benefits from detailed planning permission to demolish the existing farmhouse and create an imposing 3,200 sq ft home.

In total the plot extends to 10.69 acres and includes two versatile paddocks, both served by mains water, which would lend themselves to equestrian pursuits.

There is a range of recently refurbished barns which could provide ancillary accommodation or holiday lets – the latter subject to the necessary consents.

For further information or to arrange a viewing contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455.

West Street

Just what the doctor ordered

February 2013

The chance to convert an attractive, former doctors’ surgery into three handsome dwellings presents itself in South Petherton.

The former surgery in West Street is close to the heart of the town that was recently voted second in a national poll of the best places to bring up a family. The pollsters took into account quality of life and factors like good schools and a low crime rate.

The impressive ham stone property which is Grade II* listed is for sale by private treaty with Greenslade Taylor Hunt at offers in excess of £310,000.

Graham Ford, Partner at the firm’s Land and Planning Division, said: “There are a number of redevelopment options suitable for the property, the first involving implementation of the existing planning consent to create three dwellings or possibly reinstatement as a single private residence with selective demolition of certain extensions.

“A particular feature of the property is the immediate aspect of the south elevation overlooking the town’s war memorial and grounds of St Peter and St Paul’s Church.”

Detailed planning consent was granted in December to convert the property into three homes. The permission also permits the demolition of a large flat roof extension to the rear of the property that will create a pleasant walled garden/amenity space.

The property is ready for immediate development and would make a superb single residence in fantastic location if a prospective purchaser preferred not to pursue the redevelopment option.

For further information and a full technical pack contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455.

Graham Ford

Perseverance pays off

January 2013

A long running project – 10 years in the making – comes to fruition with the start of a residential development near Taunton.

Twelve acres gross have been sold to national house builder David Wilson Homes. The firm will be constructing 128 dwellings on the site at Birds Farm which lies predominantly to the rear of The Croft garage in Monkton Heathfield, near Taunton.

It is hoped the first phase of the development will commence before Christmas.

Graham Ford, Partner with Greenslade Taylor Hunt, who handled the successful sale, said: “This long running project is the conclusion of a transaction that has taken over 10 years to complete. Greenslade Taylor Hunt originally advised the farmer who owned the land and submitted representations to the then Local Plan process for inclusion of the land for residential housing.

“The land represents the final phase of the current release of housing numbers for Monkton Heathfield and will see construction in part of the western relief road.”

Monkton Heathfield with its successful secondary school and handy location for both Taunton and the motorway is always in demand as a location for home buyers.

Mr Ford was particularly pleased with the price achieved on behalf of his clients for the site. This successful conclusion followed an independent promotion and subsequent sale on a subject to planning basis to David Wilson Homes.

If you have a parcel of land or potential building plot please contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01823 334455 for advice.

Heale Lane, Curry Rivel

Opportunity to create a “Grand Design”

September 2012

Have you been inspired by the stunning building projects featured on Kevin McCloud’s Grand Designs television programme and ever hankered after a development of your own?

If the answer is yes then an auction lot at Curry Rivel, near Langport, could have you reaching for your wallet.

An impressive range of traditional stone barns together with a Grade II listed dovecote are to be sold at auction by Greenslade Taylor Hunt at The Langport Arms Hotel, in the town on October 9.

The property at Heale Lane, Curry Rivel, has full planning permission to create an outstanding residence combining the best of traditional and modernist design.

The permission allows for the repair of the 17th Century Dovecote and barn to provide a stunning single storey home with a traditional and sedum roof by the conversion of part of the traditional buildings and adding a modern addition to provide a lovely courtyard development.

This is a truly green option. Sedum is an evergreen so will provide striking and ever changing colour throughout the winter months.

It is low maintenance and low growing but perfectly in keeping with the rural setting.

The property will combine the best of modern design while sympathetically retaining and restoring the existing features. It will be set in around two acres of formal parkland.

Mark Walters, Associate at the Langport office of Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “The complex of barns offers a rare and truly unique opportunity to create a high quality residence within surrounding parkland.”

It is being offered for sale at a guide price of £180,000-£200,000.

For more information please contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Langport office on  01458 250000.

Highbank, Watchet

Unique chance to build home with breathtaking sea views

September 2012

A single building plot enjoying far reaching sea views and with detailed planning permission for a detached four bedroom home is on the market with Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

The site overlooking Watchet Marina and the West Somerset Railway is available for immediate development and is for sale by private treaty at a guide price of £135,000.

Graham Ford, Partner with Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “The development offers a truly unique and rare opportunity to purchase an individual building plot with panoramic marina/sea views in a sought-after and character location.”

The land, in an elevated position at High Bank, Govier’s Lane, currently forms part of the substantial gardens of a large Victorian property.

The full planning permission allows the construction of a substantial four-bedroom home. It will include a large entrance hall, feature living room, WC, study, large kitchen diner and separate utility room.

The first floor will comprise a feature landing, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The proposed home will stand in generous gardens front and rear.

The site is within easy walking distance of the town’s principal amenities. It is also convenient for the coastal path. Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills are readily accessible too.

For more information and to arrange a viewing please contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Land and Planning Department on 01823 334455.

Ivy House

Ready Redevelopment Opportunity

August 2012

A substantial period property close to Bridgwater town centre is available for immediate redevelopment.

Ivy House at Friarn Street, Bridgwater, is on the market with Greenslade Taylor Hunt at a guide price of £250,000.

Graham Ford, Partner at Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “The property we believe will be of interest to residential and commercial developers, health care and hotel sectors of the market.

“The property is in a very convenient position within the town and offers versatile accommodation available for immediate redevelopment.”

The building, a former day care centre, includes a number of period features including an impressive hallway with sweeping staircase.

It is in good order and would readily sub divide to form a number of attractive residential apartments or could be restored to a single home subject to the necessary planning consents.

It is handily placed for the town centre and is within level walking distance of the town’s main amenities.

The whole extends to 712 square metres – 7,664 sq ft. It is for sale by private treaty.

To arrange a viewing or for further information please contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Land and Planning Division on 01823 334455.

Cannington House

Impressive period property packed with potential

August 2012

A substantial Georgian property offering a host of alternative uses has just come to the market with Greenslade Taylor Hunt at a guide price of £525,000.

Cannington House occupies a prominent position in the centre of the village. The easily accessible building is close to the expanding nuclear site at Hinkley Point.

If approved the new power station is expected to generate 5,000 jobs in the construction stage of the development and require 900 permanent staff when it is up and running.

Graham Ford, Partner at Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “The property we believe will be of interest to residential and commercial developers, health care and hotel/pub sectors of the market.

“The property lies in close proximity to Hinkley Point and the forthcoming investment by EDF we believe will contribute towards the attractiveness of this attractive and versatile building with strong potential to be redeveloped and extended.”

The handsome building, a former boarding house, would lend itself to a variety of development opportunities.

Greenslade Taylor Hunt has carried out a feasibility study on behalf of the vendors Brymore School into various development ideas for the site.

One option is to build a large extension to the rear of the property that would add an additional 4,700 sq ft to the building. Details of this are included in the technical pack available to potential purchasers.

Other possibilities that have been explored with local planners include using the premises as a hotel or bed and breakfast or as a conference or training facility.

The attractive property could also be turned into a single residence or divided into three or four townhouses.

For further information contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Land and Planning Department on 01823 334455.

Ruishton Court

Impressive period property packed with potential

May 2012

Ruishton Court at Henlade has just come to the market with Greenslade Taylor Hunt at a guide price of £1,000,000.

This grade II listed building is in a prominent and convenient position on the A358, close to the M5 junction at Taunton.

Previously run as a successful nursing home it now provides a potential purchaser with the opportunity to convert it to a variety of uses.

Graham Ford, Partner, at Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “The property, we believe, will be of interest to residential and commercial developers, healthcare and hotel/pub sectors of the market.

“The versatile accommodation and potential to extend/develop enhances the appeal of the property.”

It was originally built in 1898 as the family seat of the Somerville family who ran the Creech Paper Mill at Creech St Michael.

It remained a private home until 1992. It was converted into a 23-bedroom nursing/residential home for the elderly the following year.

It could be converted into an attractive wedding/conference venue subject to the necessary consents.

The substantial property stands in grounds and paddocks extending to five acres.

For further information and to arrange a viewing contact Greenslade Taylor Hunt on (01823) 334455.

Westerholme Contemporary Design

Westerholme - Contemporary Design

June 2011

The design and planning team at Greenslade Taylor Hunt were very pleased to achieve permission for an unusual ‘extension’ to a traditional stone barn.

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Cricket St Thomas

New venture at Cricket St Thomas

May 2011

Work has begun on the development of 20 prestigious holiday lodges at the Cricket St Thomas Estate. Swandown is an exclusive development providing stylish, contemporary holiday accommodation in the blissful setting of the historic parkland. Greenslade Taylor Hunt, having secured planning permission for the project, are now advising the Estate on the construction phase, with the first lodges due to be completed later this year.

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Building Plots needed

Strong Demand For Building Plots

May 2011

The Land & Planning offices of Greenslade Taylor Hunt have reported strong demand for individual building plots throughout the region. Bucking the trend, individual building plots remain of great interest to residential developers and self-builders, often inspired by programmes such as Grand Designs to purchase and build their dream house.

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