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The Barrons, Church Road, Tarleton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 6UP


Former Lodematic Works,
Primrose Road, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1BS 

LocationThe property is located at the junction of Primrose Road and Woone Lane on the outskirts of the ancient market town of Clitheroe, in a mixed residential and industrial area. The property has easy access onto the A59 via Whalley Road.

DescriptionThe property to be converted comprises a multi storey stone and brick built industrial mill building with a pitched slate roof, supported by timber roof trusses. There are also two further single storey industrial workshop buildings parallel to the Mill building together with associated hardstanding.

Planning PermissionA Section 106 planning agreement is currently being completed by the vendors, following which the property will benefit from full planning permission for the demolition of the existing workshop buildings adjoining the Mill Building, conversion of the Mill to provide 14 residential apartments, the erection of a new build block to provide a further 4 residential apartments as affordable accommodation, the erection of cycle and refuse storage, car parking and associated landscaping.

The Planning Application Reference: 3/2015/0266

The Local Planning Authority is Ribble Borough Council, Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2RA.

AccommodationThe accommodation as existing has been measured on a Gross Internal Area and extends to the following approximate areas;

Rights of WayAccess to the north and south of the property is available from Woone Lane, both of which routes are subject to the rights of others. The owners of the adjacent Primrose Studio benefit from a right of way along the southern elevation of the property.

Energy Performance Certificate:

Available from the agents upon request.

Method of Sale:

The property is offered for sale by private treaty at £750,000.


Each party to bear their own costs in the negotiation and completion of the sale.


The property benefits from mains water and sewerage, electricity and gas supplies.

Affordable Housing and Claw-back:

Under the proposed Section 106 agreement the developer will be required to deliver four affordable rented housing units in the new build block and one discounted sale housing unit within the Mill building, sold at a discount of 40% its Market Value. If no Registered Provider can be found willing to accept their transfer, the affordable rented units may be disposed of as discounted sale units.

In August 2015 the High Court quashed the Government’s decision to introduce “Vacant Building Credit” and to change national planning policy guidance which together allowed retained and demolished floor space to be offset against planning policies when calculating affordable housing contributions based on floor space and set a minimum threshold for residential developments below which there was no requirement to provide affordable housing.

The Loc al Planning Authority accepted that if still current, Vacant Building Credit would have rendered void the need to provide any affordable housing as part of the approved scheme. The Government is appealing against that High Court decision (West Berks DC & another v DCLG [2015] EWHC 2222) and if successful and the Local Planning Authority then agree to the deletion of the requirement to provide any affordable housing, a claw-back shall become payable to the sellers upon each of those unit’s disposal equivalent to 20% of their market Value.


Upper Ground Floor:

  • -  Bay 1

  • -  Bay 2

  • -  Bay 3

  • -  Offices 1,262

    Lower Ground Floor:

  • -  Separate storage building


The purchasers are to be responsible for the maintenance of all boundaries within the red edge on the attached plan.

Tenure and Tenancies

The property is for sale freehold with vacant possession. 

Viewing: Strictly by appointment through the sole agents, Acland Bracewell Surveyors Limited.