West Linton EH46 7BSSold
A prime rural house plot in a highly sought-after location with adjoining paddock and additional amenity and grazing land. LOT 3 - UNDER OFFER
Other Sold - West Linton
The plot measures approximately 1.08 acres (0.44 Ha) and comprises a well-defined, generally level area between the public road and the newly developed and adjoining property, known as “The Old Barn”. It is approached off the public road, by way of an existing shared and tree lined private access track, from which site access is taken. It is partially enclosed by fencing and retains a number of mature trees, which provide added shelter and amenity.
The plot is serviced with mains connections to electricity and water.
Views from the plot are to the north over the adjoining paddock (Lot 2).
Lot 2 lies to the north of the plot (Lot 1) and comprises a single paddock of mixed permanent grassland with adjoining river margin and section of the West Water to the north, totalling approximately 2.16 acres (0.87 Ha). The paddock has been un-grazed for a number of years and will require some re-fencing prior to stock grazing, but retains its own field gate access off the adjoining Bogsbank Road.
This area is separate from the plot and paddock (Lots 1 & 2), but connected by the shared, private access track. It totals approximately 6.23 acres (2.52 Ha) and comprises a low-lying area of river “haugh”, along with a short section of the Lyne Water, with tree lined embankment. The upper area comprises a mixture of rough grasses, open woodland and shrubs and could be fenced off to provide a useful area for pony grazing, with the remainder suitable for a small-scale woodland planting and habitat restoration project.
The plot and land are located approximately half a mile south of West Linton village, within a predominantly rural area, with a number of houses close by, but with open fields and woodland dominating the surroundings. The plot and land are accessed off the “C” classified “Bogsbank Road”, which runs south from the village and joins the A701 at Romanno Bridge, approximately two and a half miles to the south.
West Linton is a popular conservation village which lies approximately eighteen miles from central Edinburgh and with a small number of shops, hotel/bar and restaurant, golf course, church and primary school. The village benefits from excellent access to Edinburgh and as such is popular with commuters, however, it retains a real village community within a pleasant rural area. Larger town
services are available in Penicuik, approximately eight miles to the north-east, with secondary schooling provided in Peebles, approximately fourteen miles to the south-east.
From West Linton village centre (old clock) take the Main Street (B7059) south. Once past St Andrews Church and “Olde Toll Tea House” on your right, turn right onto Bogsbank Road. Continue on Bogsbank Road out of the village for approximately half a mile. The paddock (Lot 2) adjoins Bogsbank Road on the left after the bridge over West Water, with the access to Lots 1 & 3 approximately one hundred meters further up, on the left,
The postcode for satnav purposes is EH46 7BS. It is strongly recommended that you do not rely on a Satnav in this rural location and check on a route map prior to any viewing.
The plot (Lot 1) beneﬁts from “Planning Permission in Principle” for the development of a single dwelling (Planning Reference 21/00285/PPP and Appeal Reference 21/00010/RREF). This was issued by Scottish Borders Council on 19 November 2021 and is subject to a number of planning conditions.
The original “Intention to grant planning permission” issued by Scottish Borders Council required that a Section 75 Agreement or other suitable legal agreement be entered into regarding the payment of a ﬁnancial contribution for West Linton Primary School and Peebles High School. A Section 69 Agreement has been agreed and payments made by the seller to the satisfaction of the planning authority.
There are no other planning permissions.
The plot (Lot 1) beneﬁts from mains electricity and public water onsite.
The plot (Lot 1) and Lot 3 are accessed off the privately owned and shared tree lined access track from the public road, over which the plot and Lot 3 will be granted unhindered access rights. Maintenance of the track is shared with the other adjoining properties.
THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND SERVITUDES
The plot and land are sold together with and subject to all existing rights of way, servitudes, wayleaves, and others, whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise and purchasers will be deemed to have satisfied themselves in all such respects. The land forming Lot 3 is crossed by a mains water pipeline and public footpath.
Both the Lyne Water and West Water form part of the “River Tweed and its Tributaries” Special Area of Conservation (SAC).
LOT 3 – DEVELOPMENT CLAWBACK
In the event of planning permission being granted for any development or higher value change of use within the Lot 3 area, the sellers will retain a right to seek an uplift payment. The basic terms of the “clawback” will be a payment of 25% of any uplift in value and the “clawback” will be applicable over a period of 20 years from the date of sale. The sellers will secure the “clawback” arrangements by way of a standard security over Lot 3 area.
Fencing will be carried out at the sole expense of the purchaser.
LAND USE CLASSIFICATION FOR FORESTRY
The land is classified by the James Hutton Institute for forestry land use purposes as Classes F4.
Mineral rights are included in the sale, so far as the seller has title to them.
CONDITIONS OF SALE
The plot and land will be sold with all necessary rights of access from the public road, subject to agreed maintenance obligations over shared access areas.
By mutual agreement.
VIEWINGS AND FURTHER INFORMATION
Viewing is possible at any time during daylight hours so long as potential purchasers are in possession of a set of these sale particulars. Please contact the Selling Agents in advance of your visit to arrange a viewing. For your own personal safety, please be aware of potential hazards when viewing. Viewing is carried out entirely at the viewer’s risk.
For further information please contact Walker Scott Ireland Ltd. Interested parties are advised to note interest with Walker Scott Ireland Ltd in order to be kept informed of any closing date that is set. Please note, our client need not accept the highest offer, nor indeed any offer.
An information pack, including copies of the Planning documentation and services information, is available from the selling agents to parties noting interest and able to demonstrate proof of funding.
ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS
To comply with current Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, any offer presented must be accompanied with Notarised/certified photographic evidence of the purchaser’s identity and separate evidence of the purchaser’s residential address, or the offering parties must attend our offices with the original documents, before any acceptance of the offer can be confirmed and the property put “Under Offer”.
- Land is 9.47 acres