Blacksmiths Lane, Shapwick, Bridgwater

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A building site with consent for three detached houses on the fringes of this favoured village. Consent for 3 two storey houses (planning reference: 43/22/00001). Plot 1 extending to 285 sqm, plot 2 extending to 164 sqm and plot 3 extending to 160 sqm. Parking, garaging and private gardens. Excellent development opportunity. Freehold.


Shapwick, is a popular village on the Polden Hills, surrounded by the beautiful Somerset Moors and easy reach to the stunning Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve. Shapwick, and the nearby villages of Edington, Ashcott and Catcott, provide an array of local amenities, including primary schools, village shop, medical practices, community hall and charming local pubs. There are also regular services.

Just a short distance away, Street offers a more extensive array of facilities, including restaurants, the renowned Strode Theatre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and the shopping enclave of Clarks Village. There are options for secondary schooling, including Crispin, Strode College and Millfield Independent School. Bridgwater offers a range of facilities, as well as access to the motorway at Junction 23. The County Town of Taunton includes an excellent range of shopping, recreational, and leisure facilities, including the renowned Somerset County Cricket Ground and Taunton Racecourse.

Communication links in the area are excellent. There is access to the M5 motorway at Dunball (Junction 23) just 7.5 miles away. There are regular rail services from Bridgwater, Castle Cary and Taunton, with regular services taking less than two hours to London Paddington. Major cities, such as Bristol, Bath and Exeter, are all within easy commuting distance. Bristol Airport offers an excellent range of domestic and international flights.


This freehold site has consent to build three detached, two storey properties. Plots 1 and 2 will initially share an access which then leads to private parking, garages and gardens. Plot 3 has an entirely private access with parking, garage and garden. The proposed layout of plot 1 is entrance hall, cloakroom, kitchen/dining room, utility, sitting room and integral garage to the ground floor with four en suite bedrooms to the first floor. The proposed layouts of plot 2 and 3 are entrance hall, cloakroom, kitchen/dining room, utility and sitting room to the ground floor with family bathroom and four bedrooms, including two en suite bedrooms, to the first floor. Both plots 2 and 3 have a separate garage. Each property will have private parking spaces and gardens.

- Plot 1 extends to 285 sqm;

- Plot 2 extends to 164 sqm;

- Plot 3 extends to 160 sqm.


Sedgemoor District Council granted Approval of Full Planning Permission on 7th December 2022 under Ref No. 43/22/00001 for the erection of 3 dwellings and garages with associated access on site of existing agricultural buildings (to be demolished). Copies of the planning permission and all the relevant documents are available from the Somerset Council planning portal (


The property is being offered for sale by Informal Tender by 12 noon on Thursday 18th July 2024, unless sold prior. Tender forms are available from the selling agents.

To arrange a viewing appointment prior to the tender date please contact the office on 01823 256625.


The new dwellings will be liable for a CIL payment (unless to be built as self builds). On the basis of the chargeable area being 203.25 sq m the CIL payable to Somerset Council will be £21,254.27.


We understand from the vendors there is mains water, electricity and drainage available close by. Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the cost of connection and availability of any services. Please note the agents have not inspected or tested these services.


From the A39, Street to Bridgwater road, follow signs for Cossington. Proceed along Manor Road and at the green triangle continue around to the right. Follow the road through the village where the property can be found on the right. Identified by a Stags for sale board.


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