Assynt Former Water Treatment Works Evanton, Dingwall, Highland, IV16 9XW
Former water treatment works site situated in an elevated rural position,close to the village of Evanton, enjoying far reaching views over the Cromarty Firth to the Black Isle. Development potential (subject to necessary consents)
Assynt WTW offers a superb opportunity to acquire a large site withfar reaching views to the Cromarty Firth.
The site comprises a complex of stone-built buildings amounting toapproximately 750sq metres.
There is a reception/office/control-room area, the main WTW blockand other chemical storage and monitoring rooms/buildings at the rear.
The main section of the WTW is a stone-built building, beingapprox. 52m x 9.5m with steel roof trusses, slated roof, a square,full height cathedral-type window, small timber frame windows oneither side, a roller-type garage door on the east end and openingskylights along the rear roof.
There is a concrete suspended floor over a void which extends thewhole length of the building.
At the west end is office space, electric switch gear, chemicalstorage, kitchen and workshops at both ground and basement levels with three personnel entrances and a 3 metre high rollerentrance door for bulk deliveries
There is a further building to the rear with flat roof and stonewalls extending to 6.5m x 6.5m. This building also forms part of asecure compound, along with 23metres of 2.5m high steel fencing,enclosing two above ground tanks.
A pre-planning application was made to the Highland Councilplanning authority [13/03681/PREAPP], who advised that supportin principle would be forthcoming to re-develop the site with twohouses. However, this advice is conditional on there being nomaterial change of circumstances, such as recent developments inthe vicinity or changes in the planning policy which have occurred inthe meantime and should not be relied on.
The Vendors will retain a Servitude Right to operate, inspect and maintain the 600mm live water mainover a 20metre wide servitude area, [the Pipe Protection Zone], including the right to dig below thesurface of the ground and the right to install marker posts.
A burden will be imposed by the Vendors prohibiting any building or planting trees over the servitude area or lowering the ground level of the servitude area. The burden will also prohibit the use of theservitude area as a storage/parking area (so as not to cause damage to the pipe).
The successful offeror will be required to provide Indemnity terms to cover damage to the pipe if inbreach of these burdens.
It should be noted that in addition to the live water supply pipe to the building, there are otherunmarked operational pipes in the land for sale, including a mains water pipe and wastewater pipeserving the adjacent private house, which are subject to normal rights of protection.
The Purchaser will be responsible for maintaining the boundary fence around the site in a stock proofcondition.
Scottish Water will undertake due diligence enquiries on all bidders with particular interest in theirproposed development plans for the site, the successful bidder being required to satisfy the relevantScottish Water stakeholders that their proposals are acceptable.
Bidders are therefore asked to submit an outline of their proposed plans and future use for the site.The successful offer will be decided on their proposal as well as the price, the highest price notnecessarily being accepted.
The site is sold as seen and the safe disposal of all existing fittings and fixtures will be theresponsibility of the successful bidder.
Asbestos – There is a large quantity of asbestos located within the internal space. An Asbestos Report is available on request.
Title ROS1587 (The attendants house) have a non-exclusive right of pedestrian and vehicular accessfrom the public road to their premises over the road tinted beige in the plan. This is subject to themcontributing to the maintenance costs (on a proportionate basis according to user).
The septic tank tinted black in the plan is shared between Assynt WTW and the attendant’s house.ROS1587 contains a servitude right to use the septic tank and discharge pipe. Each party isresponsible for half of the maintenance costs for the septic tank and any parts of the pipe which aremutually used.
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Take the A9 north from Inverness, over the Cromarty Bridge, and turn left onto the B817 for Evanton. After the centre of Evanton, take the left turn to Assynt and Glenglass. The site is on the rightside of the road after 2 miles. Marked on OS map as Filter House.