Closing date has been set for 12 noon Wednesday 6th August
Monifieth is a popular coastal town in Angus, about 5 miles to the east of the City of Dundee. Arbroath is about 10 miles north east. It is situated on the north bank of the Firth of Tay and has a population of about 8,500. About 30% of the population commute to Dundee.
The A92 trunk road is just a short distance to the north of Ashludie and this provides excellent road links both north and south. There are excellent train services from Dundee to other cities in Scotland. Dundee Airport provides regular daily flights to London.
There are two primary schools located in Monifieth and one secondary school. Monifieth has two golf courses and the Open Championship Course at Carnoustie is only 5 miles to the east.
Following a review by NHS Tayside, the remaining grounds and buildings at Ashludie Hospital together with the Monifieth IT Centre have been declared surplus and are thus being offered for sale.
Lot 1 - Ashludie Hospital
Ashludie Hospital is a 20 acre site situated on the Northern boundary of the popular Angus coastal town of Monifieth. The site comprises a mixture of open ground with mature trees, surface car parking space, Ashludie House and a number of more modern hospital buildings. In recent years the site has gradually been closed down with some original areas of ground sold off for residential development in the early 2000's. The site has a number of buildings within it although it is proposed that only the B listed Ashludie House and its extensions will be retained with the remaining units being demolished.
To the north of the site is open farm land. Victoria Street forms the west boundary and this is one of the main routes down to the centre of Monifieth. To the south and east lie residential properties.
Lot 2 - The IT Centre, Monifieth
The Monifieth IT Centre, located further into the town, on Victoria Street was originally built in 1977 as a health centre and has a Gross Internal Floor Area of about 451 sq. m. The site extends to approximately 0.142 ha (0.351 acres). More recently it has been converted to offices and used as an IT training centre. The building has been vacant since January 2013. The building sits within a rectangular area of ground with some open ground to the front of the site which currently acts as car parking space.
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING
The properties have potential for a number of uses including residential and are currently identified as white land within the Angus Area Local Plan. Ashludie Hospital and the IT Centre are situated within the town boundary of Monifieth under the control of Angus Council. Development proposals for the sites are covered in the current Local Plan under Policy S1 which is detailed below.
Policy S1: Development Boundaries
- Within development boundaries proposals for new development on sites not allocated on Proposals Maps will generally be supported where they are in accordance with the relevant policies of the Local Plan.
- Development proposals on sites outwith development boundaries (i.e. in the countryside) will generally be supported where they are of a scale and nature appropriate to the location and where they are in accordance with the relevant policies of the Local Plan.
- Development proposals on sites contiguous with a development boundary will only be acceptable where there is a proven public interest and social, economic or environmental considerations confirm there is an overriding need for the development which cannot be met within the development boundary.
NHS Tayside commissioned Capita Symonds Ltd to prepare a development framework for the former Ashludie Hospital premises. Previously a Development Framework was prepared by Angus Council in advance of an earlier site disposal. This resulted in some land being allocated by Angus Council as a potential housing site and part of this allocation was sold to Bett Homes in 2001 to build 52 houses.
A new Local Development Plan is currently being prepared to replace the adopted Angus Council Local Plan Review 2009. The new Local Development Plan is scheduled for publication in 2014.
Capita Symonds Ltd has prepared a Development Framework on behalf of NHS Tayside which identifies the best uses for the site combined with indications of likely demands for the site. Angus council officers have endorsed the document but the document has yet to be approved at committee. Copies can be made available to interested parties by the selling agents.
The Framework provides an Indicative Master Plan that illustrates a potential capacity of 120 residential units within the Hospital Site - and includes
* Housing type matrix
* Heritage statement
* Constraints maps
* Development plan analysis
* Transport and access report
* Preliminary ground risk assessment report
* Utilities, drainage and SUDS strategy
* Ecology and habitats report
* Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction report
The Monifieth IT Centre site is ideally suited to a residential development either on its own or in conjunction with the Ashludie Hospital site. It may well be suited to retirement flats given its close proximity to the town centre, or possibly as a development site for one large house or two small properties.
Further planning information can be obtained from Angus Council Planning Department at:
Orchardbank Business Park
Tel: 08452 777 778
Both The Ashludie Hospital Site and The Monifieth IT Centre Site are served by Mains Water, Mains Electricity, Mains Gas and Telephone. Drainage is to the mains sewer.
Rateable Value as at 1st October 2013 is assessed as follows:
A technical pack is available and will be provided to parties who register their interest with the selling agents. Information includes - Title Plans, Development Framework, Asbestos Reports, Topographical Survey and Demolition information.
Ballantynes will administer the sale of the Ashludie Hospital Site and the Monifieth IT Centre on behalf of NHS Tayside and all enquiries should be made to Ballantynes in the first instance. The heritable Interest (freehold) is offered for sale as a whole or in 2 lots, with vacant possession.
Parties should register their Interest in order to be kept advised of any Closing date being set. Please note that agents acting on behalf of potential bidders must advise Ballantynes for whom they are acting.
Bidders should note the following information will be required
- Bidding Parties Name
- Headline price and method of payment
- Development layout - identifying potential numbers , layouts and proposed house/flat types.
- Details of proposed scheme including development coverage
- Clawback and overage provisions
- Conditions of purchase
- Timetable of purchase
- Evidence of Board approval
- Legal representative details.
Please note that NHS Tayside seek clean offers for the site and greater weighting will be given to clean offers.
Bids should be received on or before the closing date and two complete copies should be submitted in Scottish Legal form to Ballantynes, 30 Stafford Street, Edinburgh, EH3 7BD.
The owner reserves the right to sell the property without any reference to any other party.
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