May Hill, Longhope, Gloucestershire, GL17

£140,000

Guide price

Detached former Methodist Church with full planning consent for change of use to a single dwelling in the charming village of Longhope. OFFERS CLOSED - 3 NOVEMBER 2021.

THE PROPERTY

The building is not Listed or in a Conservation Area

Approval of full planning permission with conditions with an application reference number P2147/20/FUL from Forest of Dean District Council. The decision date was Wednesday 25th August 2021 for Change of use of Methodist Church to residential dwelling with associated works at May Hill Methodist Church, May Hill, Gloucestershire, GL17 0NL.

The development permitted is to commence before the expiration of three years from the date of the permission.

Drawing reference (available from our data pack) are:

Proposed elevations and floor plans 3003 02 B 5 March 2021

Existing elevations and floor plans 3003 01 16 Dec 2020

Location plan 3003 04 16 December 2020

The local Highway Authority has no objection to the planning permission subject to the applicant obtaining a Section 184 Licence. The construction of a new access will require the extension of a verge and/or footway crossing from the carriageway under the Highways Act 1980 - Section 184 and the applicant is required to obtain the permission of Gloucestershire Highways before commencing any works on the highway.

A full list of conditions can be found on the Planning Approval Notice within our data pack.

LOCATION

The building, a former church is situated in the centre of the village, it faces the main road through from the A40 to Glasshouse. It was originally built in circa 1864 with solid stone walls under a pitched tile roof, the school rooms were built later in the 1920s of a similar style. The internal room has a foyer leading to the main chapel is 61 sq.m/660 sq.ft the school room one is 25 sqm / 270 sq.ft and school room two is 29 sqm / 330sqft. There is limited outside space and no parking other than on the road.

May Hill is approximately 8 miles to the West of Gloucester with the A40 crossing to its South boundary. It is a small hamlet in The Forest of Dean with approximately 50 dwellings and within a very attractive location. There are approximately 20 people living within the immediate area of the church and approximate 200 people residing in May Hill itself. It is convenient for commuting to Gloucester being located to its East.

In detail the church was built around 1864 as a Wesleyan Methodist Church, this originally comprised the main church space and entrance porch, plus a rear hall opening off to the north. The archway over the porch door is inscribed with the date. The single- storey block to the south containing the existing kitchen and Lavatories appears to be late C19. A narrow lane branches off around the north side, leading to the Anglican Church and Village Hall on Gander's Green, the lower village road. The building is not Listed or in a Conservation Area. The buildings are generally of Forest of Dean rubble stone, with attractive detailing of Cotswold limestone and blue and buff brick, walls are solid.

The roofs are of banded clay plain tiles and detailed timber barge boards with the rear walls to the Kitchen block of solid brick. The modern front link is of glazed timber, with a lead roof. Windows otherwise have been replaced in double- glazed uPVC.

There is a stone boundary wall to the front, facing the road with original metal gates and the railings surmounting the wall between the piers are modern steel.

VIEWINGS

We have now completed viewings at the church but you can watch a video tour from our website page.

SERVICES & TENURE

To be sold with freehold title and full vacant possession, there are no leases.

We have not been advised that the site is affected by any onerous covenants or restrictions, which may affect title or future uses.

We understand that that mains electricity and water are connected. There is a private drainage system.

TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING

Approval of full planning permission with conditions with an application reference number P2147/20/FUL from Forest of Dean District Council. The decision date was Wednesday 25th August 2021 for change of use of Methodist Church to residential dwelling with associated works at Mayhill Methodist Church May Hill Gloucestershire GL17 0NL.

METHOD OF SALE

The property is offered for sale by informal tender with offers to be made in writing by 12 noon on Wednesday 3rd November 2021 at the offices of Perry Bishop, 2 Silver Street, Cirencester, GL7 2BL. ** OFFERS CLOSED**

These should be submitted on the offer form which is available from ourselves, so as to ensure that all information required is received. The offer may be returned by hand, posted to our Cirencester office or by email to seantredgold@perrybishop.co.uk

It is the bidder's responsibility to ensure that their offer is received by the prescribed deadline, and the vendor is not bound to accept the highest or any offer. A decision will be made as soon as possible after the closing date, with all parties being notified accordingly.

INFORMATION PACK

Planning Application P2147/20/FUL

Ecology report relating to bats.

Offer Form

Arrange viewing 01285 238859

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