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St John’s Garden Centre, St John’s Lane, Barnstaple, EX32 9DD


FOR SALE Approximately 1.92 hectares (4.75 acres) in close proximity to Barnstaple town centre benefiting from full planning permission to build 44 open market houses.

Viewing arrangements

The site can be viewed informally during the garden centre’s opening hours however if you require a detailed inspection please contact us to make an appointment.



Barnstaple is a thriving market town within North Devon with St John’s Garden Centre located approximately 1.5 KM south west of the town centre. The Train Station is approximately 1.5 KM to the west. The site extends to approximately 1.92 hectares (4.74 acres) and is accessed via St John’s Lane from the south. The property is level and rectangular in shape and currently houses the existing Garden Centre in the eastern portion of the site. To the west of this is the car park. There is a house located towards the western boundary. The Coney Gut, which is a primary watercourse, runs through the northern part of the site. To the west of the property is a recreation ground. Existing residential properties are situated to the south and east. Rose Lane borders the northern edge of the site across which is the retail park which includes Tesco’s, Lloyds Pharmacy, Wickes, Argos and Homebase. There is pedestrian access to these retail units.


North Devon Council granted a full planning permission, application no. 57304, for the demolition of the existing garden centre and redevelopment of the site to accommodate 44 residential dwellings together with a new adoptable highway and associated works on 21 October 2014.
There is a section 106 contribution to be made of £123,709.50 prior to the occupation of the first dwelling. This will be the purchasers responsibility. There is no requirement for affordable housing. The existing retail planning consent shall be rescinded upon completion of the sale.


We understand that all mains services are in close proximity to the site however all interested parties are deemed to have made their own enquiries to the relevant service authorities.

Method of Sale

The freehold of this property is offered for sale on an unconditional basis by way of Informal Tender. Written offers should be submitted to the offices of CJH Land Ltd no later than 12 noon Friday 13th February 2015.

Conditions of Sale

The selected purchaser shall be expected to exchange contracts on an unconditional basis within 8 weeks of receiving all draft documentation and with the payment of a 10% deposit. The completion of the purchase shall take place 12 months after the exchange of contracts. Vacant possession shall be provided upon completion. All permanent structures will remain in situ.

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