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Previous Auction Lot

From Auction held in September 2020
Lot 9

FORMER WWTW, ALMOND VIEW, SEAFIELD, BATHGATE, EH47 7BB

Redundant WWTW, Village Location near M8, Redevelopment Potential – 0.3 Ha (0.75 Acre)

Location

The property is located in a semi-rural position on the southern side of Seafeld, a small village in West Lothian lying approx. 2 miles southeast of Bathgate, 3 miles west of Livingston and 20 miles west of Edinburgh. The village lies between the River Almond to the south and the M8 motorway to the north. It has a small range of amenities including a shop, hotel, community centre and a primary school. Secondary schooling is available nearby at Deans Community High School and St Kentigerns Academy. Further high street shopping and amenities are available in Livingston including restaurants, cinema and extensive leisure facilitires. The area is surrounded by some attractive countryside suitable for a range of leisure pursuits. Five Sisters Zoo is nearby at West Calder. There is a regular bus service linking with Bathgate and Livingston and a railway service from Bathgate linking to Edinburgh and Glasgow. The site is also ideally located for the M8 providing good links to all major parts of central Scotland.

Directions

Approaching Seafeld from the A705 turn onto Cousland Terrace passing the primary school on the left. Turn left and then right onto Cousland Crescent. Go straight ahead at the mini roundabout onto Almond View. The site can then be reached on foot along the track leading straight ahead towards the River Almond. Grid Ref: NT0106365854

Description

This is an irregular shaped, south east sloping site extending to approximately 0.3 Ha (0.75 Acre) and enclosing the foundations of a now redundant site which at one time was used as a wastewater treatment works when in local authority ownership. There is a small brick built building on the site, now derelict and measuring approx. 33 sq.m. The remainder of the site comprises redundant inflled flters and tanks. Most of the area is now overgrown. The site is bounded by a concrete post and net security fence which is insecure in places and there is easy access into the site. The property is mainly surrounded by farmland with a track leading to the site from the housing located to the north west. Prospective purchasers are advised to check site access provision, the details of which are included within the title pack. The River Almond lies just to the south of the site, and the River Almond footpath runs along here connecting to west Livingston, Easter Breich and Seafeld Law. This site provides an interesting opportunity for redevelopment, being located in a peaceful spot but beneftting from easy access to the village and further afeld. The site would beneft from environmental and visual rejuvenation and may be suitable for residential development or alternative uses, subject to gaining any necessary planning consent.

Site Area

0.3 Ha (0.75 Acre) approx.

Planning

Pre-planning advice has previously been sought from the local authority. Further information regarding this can be obtained from the auctioneers. Further enquiries should be made directly to West Lothian Council, Email: planning@westlothian.gov.uk Tel: 01506 280000.

Tenure

Owner vacant possession.

Rateable Value

£1,200

Viewing

At any time. Please note that the site is uneven in places and entering the site is entirely at the viewer’s own risk.




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