Boydells Farm, Hillock Lane, Dalton, Wigan


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An exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire a rural development property in the sought after location of Dalton Village, Lancashire. The property includes a range of substantial agricultural buildings with the benefit of Prior Approval for conversion into 5 spacious, family dwellings.

The buildings are positioned within an extensive plot, with the benefit of a front grassland paddock, grass banking to the rear and surrounding hard standing areas formerly utilised for the storing of agricultural produce and equipment. The total site extends to approximately 3.03 acres OTA.

The purchaser has the ability to design and create a bespoke development in a superb location, whilst the site offers great scope for altering the current Prior Approval consent to allow for alternative residential developments, subject to the purchasers gaining the necessary consent from West Lancashire Borough Council.

The buildings are located off Hillock Lane, Dalton, approximately 1.5 miles to the south of Parbold Village and within easy commuting distance of Wigan, Preston and Manchester, being within 5 miles of the M6 motorway at junction 27. The buildings are positioned to the Eastern edge of Dalton and once converted will benefit from views out over the surrounding agricultural land towards Parbold Hill.

The buildings currently comprise of four steel portal frame buildings being under pitched sheet roofs. Prior Approval has been obtained via Appeal Decision to convert the agricultural buildings into 5 dwellings under application number 2020/0014/01, dated 30th October 2020.

All planning documentation can be located on the West Lancashire Borough Council's website. From the drawings included within the application, the buildings will provide for two semi-detached, 4 bedroom bungalows and a row of three, 3 bedroom bungalows, with the dwellings providing for the following layouts:

Dwellings 1 & 2 (202.6m² each): Comprises lounge, dining kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, study, family bathroom and four bedrooms (main bedroom with en-suite bathroom).

Dwellings 3, 4 & 5 (99.9m² each): Comprises kitchen/diner, lounge, utility room, family bathroom, three bedrooms (main bedroom includes en-suite bathroom).

The total development will provide for 704.9m² (7,587sq. ft) or thereabouts of residential floor space. The gardens for the dwellings extend to the front and rear of the properties, with the site benefitting from a private access leading directly off Hillock Lane.

Development sites of this nature are not regularly offered to the market and this is a rare opportunity to obtain a substantial site which offers huge scope to a variety of purchasers.

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