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Shrewsbury Road, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7

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Property features

  • Offers in the Region of £850,000 - £900,000
  • Full Planning Permission for 27 Dwellings
  • 22 Apartments
  • 5 Terraced Houses
  • Occupying a Prominent Position
  • Close to Local Amenities
  • Popular Market Town Location

Property description

Holters are proud to offer you the opportunity to acquire this prime area of development land situated in the heart of the popular South Shropshire town of Craven Arms. Full planning permission is granted for 22 apartments and 5 terraced houses on the site of the old Temperance Hall Hotel.

Site Features

- Offers in the Region of £850,000 - £900,000
- Full Planning Permission for 27 Dwellings
- 22 Apartments
- 5 Terraced Houses
- Occupying a Prominent Position
- Close to Local Amenities
- Popular Market Town Location

The Site

The Old Temperance Hall Hotel was a building of some importance to Craven Arms. Sadly, as is the case with many historic buildings, they become uneconomically viable to maintain so fall into disrepair, this was obviously the case with Temperance Hall. However, every cloud has a silver lining and we are now presented with the opportunity to develop some much needed housing for this flourishing market town.

It is proposed that the site will consist of three main structures, the largest being a three and a half storey building which is respectful to the historical designs within Craven Arms and incorporates many positive features found in the two local Conservation Areas. The second is a row of five, three bedroom, terraced houses, which each have a garden and two parking spaces. The terraced housing has been designed with natural slate roof tiles, brick arches, masonry window sills, porches with decorative fascia, brick quoin and window dormers in the front roof slope. Elements of this design can be found across Craven arms so should blend seamlessly into the local area. The last of the proposed buildings will consist of four further self contained apartments. The building as proposed takes features from both the terraced housing and the main building. It is not a standard design and will create visual diversification within the development and add to the quality of the overall appearance of the area.

The Town And Local Area

Described as the 'Gateway to the Marches' Craven Arms is located on the A49 and is found within the encompassing Shropshire Hills, historic manor houses, fortified castles and beautiful countryside. Offering a good range of facilities including a supermarket, doctors surgery, banks, Post office, petrol station, butchers, bakery and its own array of independent shops Craven Arms offers everything you will need for day to day living. A modern community centre offers sports and leisure facilities as well as a library and computer suite while The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre provides recreational activities, has a popular restaurant and hosts a monthly Farmers market. The town also benefits from the Welsh Marches railway line and station, with regular trains throughout the day leading north to the county town of Shrewsbury and South to the medieval town of Ludlow and beyond. The historic tourist town of Ludlow is an architectural gem with a stunning array of Tudor, Georgian and Victorian properties. A gastronomic centre, Ludlow plays host to the annual food festival which attracts 20,000 visitors to the town. It is also home to a wonderful array of eating establishments. 21 miles north Shrewsbury, the birth place of Charles Darwin, is a vibrant and lively town with a very cosmopolitan yet traditional atmosphere. The town’s 660 listed buildings are complimented by a host of trendy and sophisticated bars and restaurants, the medieval streets do however still retain many classic public houses and dining establishments. Built on the River Severn the town hosts the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show which is one of the largest and oldest horticultural shows in the country attracting over 100,000 visitors. Home to 4 shopping centres, 2 significant retail parks and countless independent retailers the town is an excellent place to enjoy some retail therapy. For lovers of the outdoors and as previously mentioned Craven Arms is a haven for nature enthusiasts and those of an active disposition. Surrounded by stunning scenic countryside with rolling hill tops as far as the eye can see the town and nearby surroundings are popular with walkers and cyclists with a variety of recreational and activity centres within the area. A little further afield you will find Church Stretton, also known as 'little Switzerland' this neighbouring town is nestled at the foot of Shropshire Hills and enjoys direct access to over 20 square miles of National Trust land known as the Long Mynd.

Proposed Development

Main Building

Ground Floor
Unit 1 - 1 Bedroom - 49sqm
Unit 2 - 1 Bedroom - 39sqm
Unit 3 - 2 Bedrooms - 58sqm
Unit 4 - 2 Bedrooms - 64sqm
Unit 5 - 1 Bedroom - 44sqm
Unit 6 - 1 Bedroom - 49sqm

First Floor
Unit 7 - 2 Bedrooms - 60sqm
Unit 8 - 1 Bedroom - 47sqm
Unit 9 - 2 Bedrooms - 62sqm
Unit 10 - 2 Bedrooms - 62sqm
Unit 11 - 1 Bedroom - 44sqm
Unit 12 - 1 Bedroom - 49sqm

Second Floor
Unit 13 - 2 Bedrooms - 60sqm
Unit 14 - 1 Bedroom - 47 sqm
Unit 15 - 2 Bedrooms - 62sqm
Unit 16 - 2 Bedrooms - 62sqm
Unit 17 - 1 Bedroom - 44sqm
Unit 18 - 1 Bedroom - 49sqm

Terrace Housing
Unit 19 - 3 Bedrooms - 90sqm
Unit 20 - 3 Bedrooms - 90sqm
Unit 21 - 3 Bedrooms - 90sqm
Unit 22 - 3 Bedrooms - 90sqm
Unit 23 - 3 Bedrooms - 90sqm

4 Apartment Building

Ground Floor
Unit 24 - 1 Bedroom - 42sqm
Unit 25 - 1 Bedroom - 44sqm

Second Floor
Unit 26 - 2 Bedrooms - 64sqm
Unit 27 - 2 Bedrooms - 63sqm

Planning Consent

The site has full planning consent for mixed residential development to include access - (Ref:16/01169/rem ).


The A49 is the main road into Craven Arms, which runs from Shrewsbury at its most Northern point (18 miles from Craven Arms) through to Hereford and beyond. From the A49 there are direct routes to Kidderminster/Birmingham via the A456, Worcester/M5 via the A44 and Gloucester/Cheltenham via the A40. The site itself is easily accessed via Station Crescent after turning off from Shrewsbury Road (A49).


All mains services are available in Craven Arms.


The property is freehold and is being offered for sale with vacant possession upon completion.

Local Authorities

Shropshire Council Severn Trent Water Ltd The Environment Agency Western Power Distribution

Additional Information

Additional information is available electronically by request from Holters. Alternitively copies of the planning consent and drawings are available on the Shropshire Council website:


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