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For Sale By Auction | 12:00, 21 July 2022

Development Site, Malt Kiln Lane, Chipping, Preston, Lancashire PR3 2GP

*Guide | £900,000 (plus fees)

  • Land
  • Tenure: Freehold

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Auction Date

Thu 21/07/2022

Auction Time


Auction Venue

Online Auction

Development Site - Approximately 6 Acres – Consent For Spa, Hotel Accommodation, Wedding Venue, Children’s Club / Play Area & Trailhead Centre.

Site comprises approximately 6 acres (2.4 hectares). This site is situated to the Eastern side of Malt Kiln Brow and comprises a former industrial site with the original industrial buildings now demolished leaving concrete hard standing in preparation for its redevelopment. An incoming purchaser may wish to explore alternative leisure, commercial or residential development opportunities, subject to obtaining planning permission or any other necessary consents. Interested parties should make their own enquiries regarding the planning status of the site via the Ribble Valley Borough Council web site. Location Chipping is a picturesque village situated in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the county of Lancashire. This medieval conservation area benefits from good connectivity to other towns in the North West of England, being situated 8.5 miles north west of Clitheroe and 12.7 miles north east of Preston. Positioned close to the south-western edge of the Forest of Bowland, Chipping is an area of incredible natural heritage in the heart of the Ribble Valley. The Valley provides a connection between Chipping and the Forrest of Bowland whilst forming a gateway to Sykes Fell from both Longridge and Clitheroe. Given its well-documented history and subsequent conversationalist efforts, the area is widely renowned for its unspoilt countryside and wildlife, earning it the official title of an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ (AONB). The area also won the RHS Britain in Bloom Gold Award for the Best Village in 2009, in addition to more recent awards in 2016 and 2017 for the Northwest in Bloom competitions. Any purchasers choosing to buy without viewing in person are doing so at their own risk and acknowledge that the auctioneer will not be held responsible for any issues that may arise due to them being unintentionally missed from the video or sales particulars. Please refer to legal pack for additional fees and the Auction Information document for guidance prior to bidding.




The site has planning permission for redevelopment for the following purposes under planning permission ref 3/2014/0183 dated December 2013 which was subsequently granted under appeal notices dated March 2016 APP/T2350/W/15/3119224 & APP/T2350/Y/15/3119225, (the consent relates to other sites as well) • A spa and additional hotel accommodation providing 20 bedrooms. • A wedding venue. • A children’s club / play area. • A trailhead centre. • New access points for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. • Extensive ancillary landscaping within the opportunity as a whole.

Local Authority

Preston City Council


Land Law, Ref: Sarah Bonwick

Additional Fees

Administration Charge - 1.5% inc VAT of the purchase price, subject to a minimum of £1500 inc VAT, payable on exchange of contracts.

Disbursements - Please see the legal pack for any disbursements listed that may become payable by the purchaser on completion.