The Water Tower, Tower Hill, Ormskirk, Lancashire
The property is situated in a popular residential area in an elevated position on Tower Hill, approximately 0.5 mile to the east of the town centre. Access to Tower Hill is either from Greetby Hill, or Wigan Road (A577). Ormskirk is a market town with access to the M58 motorway 3 miles to the south via Junction 3.
Victorian sandstone water tower constructed in the Romanesque Revival Style, with nine masonry piers arranged in a square plan. Each side has two full height arches with stepped surrounds and arch bands, with the tower standing approximately 17 metres (56 feet) in height. The top of the tower benefits from views over the surrounding countryside.
The permitted development provides for a four bedroom single dwelling. The plans envisage the following at the completion of the development: Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, with Lift to Third Floor, Lounge and two Storage Areas Off, Dining Room and Kitchen First Floor: Hall, Master Bedroom, with En-Suite Bathroom, Bedroom and Main Bathroom Second Floor: Landing, Two Bedrooms, Study and Bathroom Third Floor: Viewing Gallery with Spiral Staircase to Fourth and Fifth Floors Fourth Floor: Services and Storage Facilities Fifth Floor: Terrace Garden
Permission for a garage.
Approximately 642 sq m (768 sq yds).
Freehold. Part of the Vendor's title is un registered and as they have been in occupation for over 12 years an application has been made to the Land Registry for possessory title.
Planning permission was granted on 26th January 1989 for change of use to a dwelling with a detached garage. The Vendor's believe that the permission is extant due to confirmation from the Council that development had commenced in correspondence dated 16th May 1997 (see copy correspondence to down load from the Auctioneer's website). This letter also indicated that an alternative permission to convert into flats would be considered, but interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the current position by contacting the Local Planning Office directly, West Lancashire Borough Council, Council Offices, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 3DF. Tel: 01695 577177.
Further information including plans, elevations, structural report and copy planning correspondence may ne downloaded from the Auctioneer's website.
The plan in the catalogue is incorrect. Please refer to the legal pack. Part of the Vendor's title is un registered and as they have been in occupation for over 12 years an application has been made to the Land Registry for possessory title.
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