FREEHOLD FOR SALE
OLD PLACE YARD, BICESTER, OX26 6AU
The property was the former town library which relocated to larger premises in 2016. It is located between the town centre and Bicester Village in a charming location close to the Grade I Listed St Edburg’s Church and a Grade II Listed dovecote.
In the late 12th century, Old Place Yard is said to have been the centre of an Augustinian Priory which was dissolved on the orders of Henry VIII in the mid-16th century. Although it is now a predominately residential area, it is still considered to be a site of archaeological significance.
The property falls within the Conservation Area but it is not listed.
The building itself requires a thorough refurbishment or wholesale development.
There are mains services to the property but the gas and electricity has been disconnected.
We understand that the library was constructed during the 1960’s with a planning consent for public library in local authority use. In 1999 consent was granted for an extension to the library, the consent was implemented.
Following the closure an application was permitted in 2020 for the demolition of the library and a subsequent application for the erection of a terrace of three affordable houses.
We have been informally advised by the Planning Officer that a change of use will require a planning application because the original consent was personal to the use by the local authority.
The vendor is able to grant rights for up to four parking spaces on the adjacent land, to be included with the sale.
The Rateable Value for the property is £16,500 (effective April 2023).
Energy Performance Certificate
In 2015 a Display Certificate was issued at C.
The property is available at a Guide Price of £200,000, subject to contract, on the basis the purchaser obtains any required planning permission after the sale has completed.
3,800 sq ft