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Previous Auction Lot

From Auction held in November 2019
Lot 7


Substantial Brownfeld Site – 15.9 Acres with Redevelopment Potential. Outline Planning for Residential Development


Coalburn is a small village with a population of 1,250 located four miles south of Lesmahagow. The village, as the name suggests, was famous for coalmining. The mining has now ceased and extensive areas have been remediated back to open countryside, incorporating excellent outdoor greenspace and public footpaths. The village has a strong community presence and excellent public amenities including its own modern leisure centre with a swimming pool, spa and health suite, and a newly constructed primary school. Access to the M74 motorway (in both directions) is approximately 5 minutes by car increasing Coalburn’s popularity as a commuter destination. The surrounding area has seen several new developments and businesses relocating locally to beneft from, the M74/A70 road axis, including the Dewars Bonded Warehouse Complex.


From Glasgow travel southbound on the M74, leaving the motorway at Junction 11 just beyond Lesmahagow. Turn under the motorway and onto the B7078, following the signs for Coalburn. Turn left just prior to the Harbro building and follow the road through Bellfeld, into Coalburn. Pass the “Usave” store and turn left into Middlemuir Rd. Proceed as far as possible and the entrance to the site is on the left.


The property comprises an irregularly shaped site, with a good frontage to Middlemuir Road. Roughly one third of the site was previously occupied by a number of buildings, all of which bar a former transformer house, have been demolished to ground level, leaving a number of areas of foundations/hardstanding and tarmac surfaced roadway. The majority of the site comprises remediated land, which is undulating and down to a mix of rough vegetation and semi-mature trees. The site is partly bounded by a mix of timber/metal post and wire mesh fencing with large double leaf gates off Middlemuir Road.

Site Area

6.47 Ha (15.99 Acres) approx.


Former Transformer House – Concrete foor, rendered blockwork walls and pitched tile clad roof - 50 sq. m. (538 sq.ft) approx.


In 2008, South Lanarkshire Council granted Outline Consent for Residential Development (CL/08/0313) on a site similar, but not exactly matching the boundaries of the subjects of sale. The original consent was for 87 units and it was successfully renewed in 2013 (CL/13/0334) and 2016 (CL/16/0356). The existing consent is due to expire. on 2nd November 2019, however a Section 42 application for a renewal for a further 3 years has been lodged and validated. The site may also be suitable for commercial uses, such as a depot or for storage. Interested parties should make their own enquiries with South Lanarkshire Council, Planning and Building Standards, Montrose House, 154 Montrose Crescent, Hamilton, ML3 6LB, Tel: 0303 123 1015 or email:

Rateable Value

The site is not currently listed in the Valuation Roll.




Owner vacant possession


At any time. The site does include foundations and a small derelict building and accordingly care should be taken in the vicinity of these areas.

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