Retail, Development, Rural to Buy
Little Woodham Lane, Gosport, PO13 Under offer
DEVELOPMENT SITE FOR RETAIL / GARDEN CENTRE * Subject to Planning * The proposed development opportunity is the construction, development and operation of the new retail garden centre with shared facilities as above with the site leased to the successful operator by Gosport Borough Council. Such development is subject to planning, however the principle of this use on the site, subject to all details, is consistent with the planning authority’s strategic guidance. More detailed information can be obtained upon request.
Grange Farm originally comprised the land coloured green, yellow, orange, blue, grey, pink and hatched black as shown on the location plan. Parts of this land have since been sold or leased. The green land has been sold for the final phase of the Rowner Regeneration Scheme, this being 37 new houses and a proposed new access road is marked by a blue arrow into the land coloured orange. The land coloured yellow is leased to the C17th Village visitor attraction. The pink land is the old listed farmhouse building and gardens and the farmhouse is now divided into 4 residential units with a commercial business operating from one of them. The blue land is an open area being the setting of the listed farmhouse. The Council’s aspirations are that the land outlined red and coloured orange will be developed to provide i) a new retail garden centre and ii) a new Gateway for visitors to access the adjacent Alver Valley Country Park. At this stage it is considered that the land and buildings hatched black will be retained and upgraded and provide the Gateway into the Country Park and the Council’s Countryside Team facilities.The garden centre will incorporate a large car park, café and WC facilities which are to be shared with visitors to the Country Park, C17th Village and Wild Grounds. These shared facilities must be readily accessible for this purpose including an area within the café proposal which incorporates space for information and displays associated with the Country Park.Grange Farm site is currently accessed via Little Woodham Lane, however, this will become a residential access only when the new Gateway & garden centre are developed. The access into the Gateway / garden centre site coloured orange will be via the new access road described above.
The surrounding area shown white on the location plan to the south and west of Grange Farm is the Alver Valley Country Park.