About this property

Development opportunity with planning permission for 7 dwellings. The premises currently comprises a 3 bedroomed detached cottage which is in need of refurbishment, 2 stables / wash house, out-buildings, gardens and paddock. The whole site extends to (0.88 acres) or thereabouts. Planning permission exists for the construction of 5, 4 bedroom detached houses and 2, 3 bedroom detached houses.

Listed By

Sutton Kersh - Auctions
2 Cotton Street,
L3 7DY

t. 0151 207 6315
f. 0151 207 6316

Full Description

Tenure - Freehold


Bleak House is at the junction of Chapel Lane and the Northern Perimeter Road (A5207), Netherton, less than a mile from the end of the M57 and M58 at Switch Island.

Existing Accomodation

Main House

Ground Floor - 2 reception rooms, kitchen, pantry
First Floor - 3 bedrooms, bathroom


Stables, wash house

Site Area: 0.88 acres or thereabouts

Proposed Accommodation

3 Bedroom house
Ground floor - Lounge, kitchen/dining and WC
First floor - 3 bedrooms, bathroom
Area - 928 sq ft

4 Bedroom House

Ground floor - Lounge, kitchen/dining, utility, garage.
First floor - 4 bedrooms, bathroom (master en-suite)

Area - 1361 st ft


The site has outline planning permission, granted on 7th September 2010 for 5, 4 bedroom detached houses with garages and 2, 3 bedroom detached houses. Copies of the approved plans are available from the auctioneers office and via Sefton Councils planning portal under reference S/2010/0151.

Restrictive Covenants

The site is subject to various restrictive covenants in favour of the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton. Full details of the restrictive covenant are available within the legal pack and they do restrict the use of the property to a single dwelling. We understand Sefton Council have indicated they would be prepared to negotiate release of the covenants, however we strongly recommend interested parties make their own enquiries.


Bleak House, Chapel Lane, Netherton, Merseyside

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