The property comprises the site of a former aluminium works which historically formed part of the wider Rheola Estate. The buildings associated with the former works have been demolished and more recently the cleared hardstanding was used as the Rheola Market. The site is broadly level and relatively uniform in shape and totals circa 30.5 acres (12.3 hectares). The site benefits from a right of way over the access to Rheola House.
Resolven is located approximately 9 miles to the north of the M4 motorway and approximately 6 miles to the south of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Neath lies approximately to 7.6 miles to the south west and Merthyr Tydfil is 15 miles east of the subject property. The property occupies a rural position within the Vale of Neath and is served by the A465 Heads of the Valleys Road, via the B4242 Glyn Neath Road and is approximately 1 mile to the north of the centre of Resolven.
Council and their Local Development Plan (2011 - 2026), was
adopted in January 2016.
Within the LDP, the property is allocated as a potential Tourism Development Site under policy T03/1. This policy allocates the property for a sustainable tourism led proposal which will secure the conservation and restoration of the historic estate. The wider estate is further allocated under policy SP21/4(b), which aims to protect and enhance the historic park and garden of the Rheola Estate.
In December 2011, an outline planning application (P2011/1147) was received by NPT for a mixed use leisure led scheme with residential and commercial accommodation on a larger area than currently being offered for sale. A resolution to grant the application, subject to agreement of S.106 was received in November 2014.
A Section 106 Agreement relating to this application has not been completed.
The existing planning status is understood to comprise of B1/B2/ B8 uses, commensurate with the former use of the property.
We have made enquiries of the Local Authority who have verbally informed us of the following:-
Uniform Business Rate 2017/18: 49.9
Gross Rates Payable:
Freehold with Vacant Possession.
VAT will be charged on the disposal.
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