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DESCRIPTION It is understood that most of the site was run as a colliery from 1862 and within the region was one of the last to close in 1921. The site was owned and operated by the same family that are now selling it.
The whole site extends to approximately 21.856 acres (8.845 hectares) and of this site approximately 20 acres is made up of mainly banked wooded land heading from the colliery buildings north towards the River Stour. The wooded area was where the coal slag was piled up over the years and has now since naturally regenerated. Within this set of particulars there is an historic plan from 1921.
To the southern side of the site where Hayseech Road meets Hawne Lane, there is an area extending to approximately 1.50 acres which is a level area on which the colliery buildings are located. There is site plan showing the location of the buildings (numbered 1 – 6) in the particulars. PLEASE RING THE OFFICE TO GET A COPY OF THE FULL BROCHURE. Buildings 1, 2 and 3 are all traditional brick built buildings which are all Listed within their own right. The buildings are described in more details as follows:-
Building No. 1 This is traditionally built brick building with a pitched slate roof adjoining the Public Highway to the southern elevation and having a good number of openings to the northern elevation. The building is partly over two storeys with the whole estimated gross internal area being in the region of 2,790 sq. ft.
Please note that all measurements referred to within these sales particulars are taken from Promap (Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping System)
This is an attractive building particularly along the north elevation which has a good number of openings on the ground and first floor. This building is Grade II Listed (English Heritage Entry 1359614). The listing describing the building as ‘an office, workshops and stores block at the former New Hawne Colliery’. This building would, subject to obtaining the relevant permissions would lend itself to a wide variety of alternative uses.
Building No.2 This is another brick built former colliery building that is again Grade II Listed. (English Heritage Listing entry 1063765). The listing describes it as a ‘winding engine house at the former colliery’. This is a tall building which could easily take a first and possibly a second floor but is currently entirely open. The ground floor gross internal area measures approximately 1235 sq.ft. This building would, subject to obtaining the relevant permissions would lend itself to a wide variety of alternative uses.
Building No. 3 The last of the former colliery traditionally brick built buildings and again it is Grade II Listed. (English Heritage listing 1063766). The listing describes the building as ‘Fan House and Chimney at the former New Hawne Colliery’. The gross ground floor area is approximately 475 sq. ft.
Building No. 4 This is a more modern building which is extremely dilapidated and extends to approximately 425 sq.ft.
Building No. 5 Again this is a more modern steel framed building with corrugated asbestos sheeting to the sides and roof. The building extends to approximately 820 sq. ft.
This is an open fronted portal framed storage building with corrugated sheet sides and a corrugated sheet roof (presumed to contain asbestos). The building measures approximately 905 sq.ft.
SERVICES It is believed that there are no services currently connected to the property.
TENURE & POSSESSION The land is Freehold and vacant possession will be given upon completion.
Please note that the land is held in two slightly different ownerships, with both owners being part of the same family.
UPLIFT/OVERAGE CLAUSE An uplift/overage clause will be applied to the three traditional brick built buildings (Buildings 1, 2 & 3 as described within these sales particulars) for a period of 25 years. The uplift will allow the vendors to benefit from 25% of any uplift in value following the granting of a planning permission for a change of use whether commercial (including recreation/education/tourism) or residential. The uplift will apply to the curtilage of the buildings extending out to a maximum of 10m from each building. At the point of agreeing a sale price on the whole we will agree a proportionate value of the three relevant buildings (as a group of three). There will be no uplift/overage clause applied to the other buildings or to the rest of the land.
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT The site is located within the Local Planning Authority of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council.
With regards the Listed buildings we believe that a future change of use will potentially be supported by Dudley Unitary Development Plan policy HE6 (Listed Buildings). This states that the Council will safe guard and encourage the appropriate enhancement of buildings statutory listed as being of historic or architectural value. In additional to this the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) generally supports the reuse of redundant buildings.
Having viewed the Council’s interactive planning policy map it appears that the site is, in its entirety, regarded as a Site of Local Importance to Nature Conservation (SLINC), with part (running parallel to the river) also listed as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC).
RIGHTS OF WAY, WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS & BOUNDARIES According to the Ordnance Survey data there is a Footpath running along the track that is parallel to the River Stour. The vendors believe that there are no other formal rights of way over the land whether private or public.
The property is sold subject to and with the benefits of Rights, including Rights of Way, whether public or private, rights of light support, drainage, water, electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements, quasi-easements and restricted covenants and all existing wayleaves of mast pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether referred to in the general remarks and particulars of sale or not and to the provision of any planning scheme of county or local authorities