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47 North Road lower, Drogheda, Louth,
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Property Overview

Sale Agreed

Land Area: 0.54 Acres | 0.22 Hectares
Property Views: 173

The property consists of a two storied end of terrace dwelling at the entrance of a ½ acre former farm yard with various outhouses and paddock.

 

This property has definite redevelopment potential. Its location and demand for small town centre units, make this a very attractive proposition for small builder, developer.

House:

A Two storied end of terrace. Re-roofed 15 years ago, but otherwise is in poor condition. It needs total modernising.

 Accommodation:

Gr Floor: Hall. Sittingroom with fireplace. Kitchen with Aga, tiled floor.

Rear Lean To: Old Dairy with concrete floor. Shower Room / Wet Room.

1st Floor: Narrow stairs. Bedroom 1, leading to: Bedroom 2.

 

This is a protected structure ref: DB-310.

It is described in the register as:

“Attached three-bay two storey rendered house. Built c. 1870. Rectangular plan, lean to extension to east elevation. Pitched slate roof, clay ridge tiles, red brick chimney stacks.

This is a modest attractive house. The simple symmetrical façade is key to its appeal with timber sliding sash windows and central door with attractive moulded surround”

 

The planners will not allow removal of this house. They will want it refurbished and brought up to modern standards and retained in residential use, to the satisfaction of the heritage officer.

  

Site:

The rear yard contains 0.2 Hectare, ½ acre. It existing use is agricultural. It is zoned “Existing Residential”

It contains Hay Barns, Cow sheds, Old Stables and Paddock.

The only access is from the existing access on the North Road.

Potential:

Note that we are selling this property “As Is”. It will not be sold subject to obtaining a planning permission. The purchaser should make themselves happy at to what they are buying before we agree a sale. Contracts and title are ready to be sent out and no delaying in signing contracts will be entertained.

 We are confident that this property has very definite re-development potential.

To this regard the vendor commissioned Brady Hughes Consulting to advise on its potential. A development proposal was put forward at a pre planning meeting with Senior Executive Planner from Louth County Council. This development proposal included the following:

  • Demolition of existing agricultural buildings.
  • Refurbishment of existing protected structure.
  • Change of use of Agricultural yard to Residential Use.
  • Construction of 8 open door residential units with shared open space and amenities.

 The principle of the proposed development was agreed at the meeting.

 

Report             Conclusion:

From a development perspective, the site faces challenges with respect to achieving planning permission related to the Protected Status of the existing house and the width of the existing vehicular entrance.

 The house is in good condition and could be brought up to modern standards and retained in residential use.

 A development of apartment type dwellings (shared open spaces, bin stores etc with an on-site management company to maintain common areas) is feasible and acceptable in principle.

 Limited parking provision site wold be achievable subject to the results of a road safety audit. A development of apartments with no parking provision is provided for within the context of the Design Guidelines of New Apartments March 2018.

Location:

The property is situated on the East side of North Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth. This is very close to the center of Drogheda town.

This is one of the main entry/exit roads into Drogheda town center from the North side.

It is only 700m walk to West Street and 550m to the Hospital.
It is certainly a prime location for development

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