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Property description & features
- Tenure: Freehold
- A fantastic residential development opportunity
- Highly desirable area of Broughton
- 7.97 acres with planning for 25 new homes
- Southerly aspect affording stunning views to Drumelzier
- Good transport links Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Wide range of local amenities and services
Planning permission in place for up to 25 new homes on the site.
The Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals issued a Notice of Intention (Ref: PPA-140-2048) on the 23rd of January 2014
to grant Planning Permission in Principle for 'residential development including affordable housing and associated infrastructure' subject to
the applicant entering a S75 Legal Agreement relating to the payment of developer contributions.
The developer contributions have been agreed with the Council and the S75 Legal Agreement is in the process of being signed, at which stage the Decision Notice will be issued.
A submission has been made to the Proposed Plan consultation seeking the inclusion of the whole site within the settlement boundary of the village.
Broughton is served by mains water and drainage as well as electricity and telecoms. Scottish Water have confirmed that the Rosebery Water Treatment Works has limited capacity, and that Broughton Waste Water Treatment Works may have capacity for the development subject to further discussion being held with them regarding the local network. It is understood that Broughton Primary School currently has capacity for additional pupils, but that Peebles High School requires expansion and a contribution has been agreed with the Council.
The Vendor is inviting offers for the opportunity at this stage. The Illustrative Layout and Design Approach provide an indication of the owners aspirations for the development.
*The village of Broughton*
The area offers true rural bliss whilst benefiting from easy access to larger villages and towns. Of historic interest through its association with John Buchan, the novelist (The 39 Steps), historian and politician who spent many of his formative years exploring the surrounding countryside. There are beautiful walks such as the John Buchan Way.
For the cyclist there is a picturesque loop via St Marys Loch to Peebles as well as other routes including Glentress at Innerleithen.
*Nearby Village of Biggar*
A thriving former market town situated a stone's throw from the Scottish Borders. It has long been a popular commute for those seeking country living within easy access of Edinburgh, just 28 miles away. Equally Glasgow is just 39 miles away, and it is well located for access to the M8, M9, M74 along with Edinburgh and Glasgow International Airports.
Biggar's bustling High Street boasts an excellent range of general stores, speciality retail outlets, cafes and restaurants.
*Things to do*
Whatever your interest's are there is an abundance of activities and events in the area. From clubs and associations ranging from golf, boating and tennis, to well-patronised bowling and rugby clubs. Local bridge to theatre workshop, music to rambling, as well as the prize-winning Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum.
The surrounding countryside provides almost limitless opportunities for fishing, hillwalking, trail running and mountain biking, (the nearby Glentress Forest is a mountain biking mecca).
There is always lots going on in and around Biggar, it hosts the Biggar Little Festival of the five arts each October and the Biggar Bonfire each Hogmanay, not to forget the annual Riding of the Marches & Gala week in June, the Biggar Agricultural Show in July and the Vintage Car Rally in August! Biggar also boasts the famous Purves Puppet Theatre.
For education, there is a thriving and popular toddler group, as well as both primary and secondary schools.
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