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FOR SALE R0950 - 724 Garstang Road, Barton, Preston, PR3


Site of the Former Boar's Head Inn

1.25 acres (0.5 hectares) or thereabouts

Suitable for small exclusive ‘gated’ development

Planning Permission for 8 detached houses,
2 semi-detached houses and 2 flats (12 units)

Choice setting adjacent to Grade II Listed Church

Convenient for village amenities, surrounding towns and Preston City Centre

Offers invited over: £900,000
by 11:00am on Friday 14th August 2020



The site enjoys a choice and tranquil setting amidst the rural village settlement of Barton and is in the shadow of the active Parish Church of St Lawrence, a Grade II Listed building. It is an exciting opportunity to create a small exclusive, possibly gated, development with high quality properties likely to appeal to the more discerning buyer.

Comprehensive amenities are within easy reach including secondary and primary Church Schools and there is easy access into Preston City Centre and to the motorway junctions of the M6 and M55.


From Junction 32 on the M6 or Junction 1 on the M65 at Broughton, proceed north along Gartstang Road (A6) through Broughton village for approximately 4 miles. The site is then on the right at the side of St Lawrence’s Church.


Planning Permission in Principle was granted by Preston City Council for up to 8 dwellings on the 16th June 2020 (Application No 06/2019/1407) and on the same date Planning Permission for 2 dwellings following demolition of the single storey extensions to the existing building and change of use to the two storey public house to 2 flats. (Application No 06/2020/0140).

Full details can be seen on Preston City Council website

The proposed semi-detached houses are of very generous proportions i.e. 1,350 sq feet (125 sq metres) internally and provide three double bedrooms but could accommodate four bedrooms. The flats provide lounge, two double bedrooms, dining kitchen and bathroom/WC.

There is no requirement to provide affordable housing.


The site will be subject to Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) but the demolished outbuildings can be offset to reduce the amount of Levy payable to £21,600.


The site will be sold Freehold and free from Chief Rent.

Public Footpath

A public footpath crosses the site but which has been accommodated on the illustrative layout.


Mains gas, electricity and water supplies are available as is drainage to the main sewer. Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries.

To View

By attendance on site but interested parties are advised to take precautions when inspecting the building and do so at their own risk.


All negotiations should be conducted with Peter E Gilkes & Company.

Purchasing Procedure

Offers are invited and will be accepted subject to successful purchasers entering into a contract enabling them to secure Reserved Matters/Detailed Planning Permission, within a four month period from exchange. Exchange of contracts to take place within four weeks of receipt of documentation from Vendor’s Solicitors.

If required by an interested party they may acquire the property by purchasing 100% of the issued shares in the SPV Company which owns the land thus substantially mitigating stamp duty.

Money Laundering Regulations

In order to comply with regulations, purchasers will be asked to provide two forms of identification and evidence of ability to fund their acquisition by providing proof of funds.