Long Stratton Methodist Church is a unique property close to Norwich in the popular South Norfolk Town of Long Stratton.
The property offers the opportunity for those wishing to use the site for a community facility/local service or longer-term redevelopment of the site, subject to planning. Please refer to the section on planning and covenants in these particulars.
The property is a single storey detached building, part built in approximately the 1970s constructed of brick under a concrete tiled roof, with a later extension of similar construction built in 1997 that forms the main chapel building with vaulted ceiling. The property benefits from double glazed UPVC windows and doors throughout with oil-fired central heating.
The property comprises the following;
Entrance Hall - 3.07m x 6.25m. Wall mounted cupboard housing fuse board and meters, serving hatch to kitchen. Doors to Vestry and Hallway, double doors to Chapel.
Vestry - 1.52m x 1.85m.
Chapel - 7.90m x 10.68m. Vaulted timber panelled ceiling with exposed beams, exposed brick walls, and Velux roof lights.
Annexe to Chapel - 3.66m x 3.73m. Timber framed, glazed bi-folding doors leading to Chapel.
Hallway - 1.23m x 1.76m, 3.92m x 1.19m, 1.29m x 3.60m, 4.28m x 1.55m. Loft hatch and UPVC double glazed fire door to rear garden, Doors to the following rooms:
Kitchen - 3.02m x 3.61m. Tiled floor, 2 serving hatches. Floor-mounted oil-fired combi boiler. Range of base and wall mounted kitchen units under laminate worktops, double stainless-steel sink and draining board with tiled splashbacks, freestanding electric cooker with fitted extractor fan above. Small stainless steel hand washing basin.
Meeting Room - 4.13m x 7.73m. Timber panelling to walls to circa 2m height, UPVC double glazed French doors to rear garden.
Men's WC - 1.62m x 2.40m. Tiled floor, two WC cubicles, wall mounted corner hand basin with tiled splashback, wall mounted electric hand dryer, extractor fan.
Ladies WC - 1.62m x 2.40m. Tiled floor, two WC cubicles, wall mounted corner hand basin with tiled splashback, wall mounted electric hand dryer, extractor fan.
Disabled WC - 1.50m x 1.93m. Tiled floor, WC, wall mounted hand basin, part tiled walls, extractor fan.
Office Room - 1.93m x 1.84m.
Rear Meeting Room - 3.70m x 3.65m.
External Storeroom - 7.61m x 2.84m. Accessed from outside. Bare concrete floor, flat felt roof, personnel door at either end.
In all the building extends to approximately 230.28 m2 (2,478 sq.ft.).
The property occupies a corner plot with frontages onto Manor Road and Francis Road, with both giving access to separate tarmac parking areas. Concrete paths lead to the main entrance and to the externally accessed storeroom.
There is established planting to the front of the property. To the rear is a small garden area laid to lawn with a basic tin shed to one side and a dividing hedge separating it from the parking area. The oil tank for the central heating is in the south-east corner of the plot.
In all the plot, is approximately 0.088 Hectares (0.22 Acres).
The property is located at the junction of Manor Road and Francis Road in Long Stratton, which has a range of local services and facilities and excellent transport links via the A140. The City of Norwich is located approximately 11 miles to the north-east, providing a wide selection of shops, amenities, restaurants, and leisure facilities. It has direct rail links to London Liverpool Street as well as an International Airport which flies to a wide range of destinations.
From Norwich head south on the A140 Ipswich Road. Upon entering the town of Long Stratton, turn right on to Swan Lane (just past The Swan Inn), then after approximately 0.2 miles take the left turn onto Manor Road (signed Long Stratton High School). Follow this road for approximately 0.3 miles, the entrance to the Methodist Church will be found on the left just before the junction with Francis Road.
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GENERAL REMARKS AND STIPULATIONS
VIEWING: By appointment only.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole with a guide price of £120,000.
TENURE AND POSSESSION
The property is sold freehold with vacant possession on completion. The property is registered under Land Registry Title Number NK184546.
The property is offered for sale subject to an Uplift/Overage clause for a period of 50 years, where 50% of any increase in value will be due to the Vendor should any planning permissions be granted.
The property benefits from mains electricity, water, and drainage
COUNCIL TAX/BUSINESS RATES
Neither are payable due to the current use of the property.
RIGHTS OF WAY, EASEMENTS, WAYLEAVES AND COVENANTS
The property is sold subject to, and with the benefit of all easements, rights of way, privileges etc., which may affect the same, whether mentioned hereto or not. In particular a covenant restricts buildings erected on the site to use as a single private dwelling and a retail shop, with no other trade or business allowed.
South Norfolk District Council - 01508 533701
Anglian Water - 0345 60 66 087
UK Power Networks - 0800 31 63 105
The property lies within the Development Boundary of Long Stratton, which is classified as a Key Service Centre in planning policy. Due to the building's current use as a church, it is classified as a Community Facility or Local Service. Current planning policy seeks to avoid the loss of such sites. However, where it has been demonstrated that the use as such is no longer viable, and cannot be made viable, then a Change of Use may be considered.
Before a Change of Use can be considered, it is expected that the property should be marketed at a realistic price as a community facility or local service for a period of at least 6 months. For anyone who has a proposed community
use for the site, even if different to the current use as a church, please contact the agents.
Interested parties are advised to make their own enquires in respect of any planning issues and development opportunities for the property.
No VAT will be due on the sale.
MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS
Under Money Laundering Regulations we are required to check the identity of the successful purchaser.
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