Huge village site goes up for auction with plans for a new canalside pub, holiday lets and offices in Northamptonshire
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A large plot of land on the edge of a Northamptonshire village has gone up for auction for more than £700,000.
Planning permission was granted by West Northamptonshire Council on July 18 this year to build six office/workshop units, five two-storey holiday lets and a single storey extension to the existing pub/restaurant with an aim of providing a destination hub for businesses, tourism and casual visitors.
Once complete, it’s estimated the ‘gross development value’ will be £2.7m at current property value.
The site, which sits on the A428 in Crick next to the Grand Union Canal, has largely been derelict since the closure of The Moorings pub (formerly Edwards) more than two years ago.
As part of the planning process, permission was also given for a new access road and car park.
Listed building consent was granted in 2021 for repairs and alterations to Wharf House – a derelict building on the site – to allow a single dwelling with garage to be created.
The detached Victorian house requires complete internal and external redevelopment. A new access road would lead to a double garage with private driveway and garden. Auction House, Northamptonshire, which is marketing the land has described it as an ‘outstanding’ mixed-use canalside redevelopment opportunity extending across 1.48 acres.
As well as the pub and Wharf House, there is also a separate canalside cottage which is currently let on a ‘periodic assured shorthold tenancy’.
The office/workshops would have nine allocated parking spaces, while the holiday lets would have off road parking and private gardens along with visitor parking spaces, bike and bin storage areas.
The refurbed and extended pub on the site would include 22 parking spaces along with a scenic garden.
The site will go up for auction on Wednesday November 8 at 11am via live stream with a guide price of between £700,000 and £750,000. Viewings by appointment only.