South West Water to sell off assets

SOUTH West Water is selling off a number of assets, including sites at Whitford, Broadhembury and Sheldon.

SOUTH West Water is selling off a number of assets, including sites at Whitford, Broadhembury and Sheldon.

Auctioneers are anticipating a lot of interest in the sell-off, which is set to take place in November.

Included in the list is a site of around three acres near the bridge at Whitford, which crosses the River Axe, old water pumping stations at Broadhembury and Sheldon, and a water treatment works at Sheldon.

Chris Baxter, of Bradleys estates agents, which is responsible for the sale, on behalf of South West Water, said they expected the details of the different lots to be viewed by around 500,000 visitors to their website.


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When the company last handled a similar sale in March, there was interest from 32 different countries.

Mr Baxter said: "We would expect more interest in the water treatment works at Sheldon and the site at Whitford Bridge, because there is a small acreage involved and buildings already there, so they may have greater potential uses."

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He also said planning rules meant that full residential permission for any of the sites was unlikely, but there may be potential for storage uses or depots. Guide prices for the lots range from �5,000 for the old pumping station at Broadhembury, to �25,000 for the Whitford Bridge site, although these are subject to change.

The auction is set to take place on Wednesday, November 18, at Exeter Racecourse.

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