£125,000 (Guide Price) Sold STC

High Street, Great Missenden, Bucks

Property Summary

Formerly the units were used ancillary to a shop (A1 Use Class)
Pre application advice from Chiltern District Council indicates that the principle of development is acceptable despite the lack of on site parking.
It is the Agent's view that one building could be converted to a small one bedroom flat and the other to studio accommodation all subject to planning.
Small units of this type would be unique and it is considered there would be a demand to rent or to buy from certain applicants.

Property Description


Great Missenden is a well regarded large Chiltern Village by passed by the A413 Amersham /Aylesbury Road. It is some 30 miles North west of London. There is a Railway Station for Marylebone and Aylesbury. The Attractive centre has a majority of Period Buildings, a good selection of shops. pubs and restaurants a village hall and car park. There are junior and secondary schools.
The units for sale are set back from the High Street in the centre.


The buildings are approached via a right of way. They have been built on two small spare pieces of land. Both are constructed in cavity work with brick external elevations. Building 1 has a pitched, tiled roof and building 2 a flat roof. It is thought they were built in the early 1970s. Both have been used for workshops or storage in connection with a former antique shop fronting the High Street. The use of this shop has now been changed into an Estate Agents. There is no vehiclular access or on site parking. The commercial Rateable Value is £2550. Under current small business legislation no rates are payable. in most circumstances.


Building 1 has a single area 11' 9" x 23'9": 280 sq ft; (3.6 x 7.24m) : 26sq m.
Building 2 has an overall area of 14'1"x 14'3" :202 sq ft; (4.3 x 4.35m) : 18.7sq m. It comprises a main workshop section, a WC and a Kitchen. There is a Timber storage shed. There is space for each unit to have a patio garden.


On 30th June 2015 Chiltern District Council responded to a pre-application enquiry from Planning Consultants.
They confirmed that the existing lawful use is Use Class A1 Shops. They confirm that change of use from shop to residential is permitted under the local plan provided the shop is no longer viable; the location is sustainable; the buildings are not highly visible so a conversion proposal is unlikely to have an impact on the street scene or character or appearance of the conservation area; the site is adjacent to a listed building so whilst if the buildings are to be converted without external alterations or extensions the Listed Building is unlikely to be affected but if external alterations or extensions are proposed care will need to be taken in the design to respect the setting of the listed building; the lack of parking should not be a reason to refuse an application in view of the sustainable location close to car parks but the Highway Authority would need to be consulted on an application; whilst normally amenity areas are required the constrained nature of the site and proximity to public open space would be taken into account in considering an application.
A copy of the Planning Office letter, reduced plans showing the existing buildings and a site survey are available from the Agent and must be read before offers are made.

Method of Sale

The Guide Price is £125,000. Only unconditional cash offers will be accepted. Proof of availability of funds will be required.

Further Enquiries and Viewing

The property is being handled exclusively by C J Pallet FRICS 01296 625008 c.pallet@christopherpallet.com. A key is held for accompanied viewings. It is likely that viewing days will be arranged

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