A rare and quite stunning opportunity! A pair of detached former ecclesiastical buildings comprising the historic former Tregarne Chapel and adjacent former Sunday School building. The buildings exude character and are situated close to St Austell town centre and adjoin the highly desirable Tregarne Terrace which was designed by renowned 19th Century Cornish architect Silvanus Trevail.
Each property has fallen into a poor state of repair but the potential for each is palpable. The former chapel building has planning approval for 10 well-proportioned residential units including four one bedroom flats, four maisonettes, a penthouse apartment and a two bedroom cottage. With this in mind prospective applicants may wish to consider a range of opportunities for the former Tregarne Sunday School building, including a scheme to complement the planning approval for the former chapel to provide amenity space or parking, a similar development of multiple residential units or perhaps a ‘Grand Designs’ style single dwelling conversion project. Any development or conversion works would be subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.
Planning was granted on appeal by the Planning Inspectorate under ref: APP/D0840/A/14/2212746, dated 6th June 2014 for the change of use of a house to eight flats, subject to conditions. This approval was following an initial application under ref: PA11/05205 dated 24th June 2011.
A non material amendment with regard to the approval (relating to floorplans) was granted by the Local Planning Authority under ref: PA18/10330 dated 20th February 2019.
A further application was approved under ref: PA18/10329, dated 28th March 2019 for the formation of a two bedroom flat in the roof space, subject to conditions.
A copy of the Planning Consents and associated plans will be available to download from the Clive Emson website, the Local Planning Authority website or inspection at the Auctioneer’s Office.
Local Planning Authority
Cornwall Council. Tel: 0300 1234 151. Website: cornwall.gov.uk.
Proposed Accommodation for Former Chapel
Each one bedroom flat will comprise:
Entrance lobby, open plan kitchen/dining/living area, bedroom and bathroom with W.C.
Each maisonette will comprise:
Entrance lobby, open plan kitchen/dining/living area and store
Bedroom with en-suite bathroom and W.C.
Entrance hall, open plan kitchen/dining/living area, two bedrooms and bathroom with W.C.
Entrance hall, kitchen, living room and cloakroom/W.C.
Small landing and bedroom.
Small landing and bedroom.
Auctioneer’s Note 1
There is indicated potential for a significant grant towards the redevelopment of the Former Tregarne Chapel under the St Austell Heritage Scheme. Further information will be included within the legal pack and interested parties must rely upon their own investigations with regard to this matter.
Auctioneer’s Note 2
The auctioneers have been informed by the seller that the planning approval granted on appeal in relation to the Former Tregarne Chapel is extant following foundation excavation works in the main auditorium of the Chapel within the specified timeframe.