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CLOSING DATE 2.30PM, MONDAY 6th NOVEMBER 2023, Development Opportunity, Former Heathrigg Nursery, Bank Street, Slamannan, FK1 3EZ

2,906 Sq Ft / Other

For Sale - £75,000.00

Under Offer - Last updated: 22 February 2024

The property comprises a single storey brick-built building under a generally pitched and tiled roof. The building sits with within a rectangular shaped site.

The building was purpose built as a nursery in the early 1980’s. Internally there are several rooms including staff area, kitchen, and toilets. Externally is a parking area to the front and garden/play area to the rear. The property has suffered from vandalism.

Subject to all necessary consents, including planning, the property would be suitable for residential development. – See “PLANNING” below.


This property, which was most recently known as the Heathrigg Nursery School, lies on the northern side of Bank Street. This is the main road (B803) to the west from the village centre.

The surrounding area is broadly residential with other uses including a primary school, and community centre. On the northern side are open fields with attractive views.

Slamannan lies in Central Scotland approximately seven miles southwest of the town of Falkirk with its extensive retail and other facilities. The village centre is a few minutes’ walk away.

The following plan shows the extent of the subjects being offered for sale hatched.


SITE AREA - 0.14 Hectares (0.35 Acres) of which the building occupies approximately 300 sq.m.

FLOOR AREA (Gross Internal) - Ground Floor 270 sq.m (2,906 sq ft) Gross Internal approx.


SERVICES - Mains water, sewerage and electricity are available. Gas is not currently available. Interested parties should contact service providers to satisfy themselves as to the adequacy of services to the property.

RATEABLE VALUE - £15,100. (April 2023) Scottish Assessors Association Ref No 732/060/83900/2.

EPC - The current Energy Performance Certificate Rating is shown as F.

PLANNING - The site lies within the Slamannan village limit, and as such LDP2 Policy HC06 on infill development is likely to be the main consideration. This offers support for residential proposals on gap sites subject the following criteria:

1. The scale, density, disposition and design of the proposed house(s) respect the townscape or countryside character of the area;
2. Adequate garden ground can be provided to serve the proposed house(s) without an unacceptable impact on the size or functioning of the existing garden;
3. Adequate privacy and daylighting will be afforded to both the proposed house(s) and neighbouring properties;
4. The proposal would not result in the loss of features such as trees or walls, such that the character or amenity of the area would be adversely affected;
5. The proposed vehicular access, parking and other infrastructure is of an adequate standard for both proposed and existing houses; and
6. The proposal complies with other LDP policies.

Potential purchasers can make their own enquiries of the Falkirk Council Planning Department, email dc@falkirk.gov.uk

PRICE - Offers are invited at the closing date to be in the region of £75,000. 

OFFERS - Formal offers to purchase the heritable interest from Falkirk Council must be in Scottish Legal Form.

Offers should include information regarding the intended future use of the property.

The purchaser accepts the subjects in their existing condition. Offers to purchase based on a formulaic basis will not be considered for the property.

Potential offerors for the property should be aware that the identity of the purchaser is likely to become public knowledge. This will be particularly the case should committee approval be required or sought. Media interest is likely.

Please note that the purchaser will be responsible for paying Falkirk Council’s reasonable legal costs in relation to this transaction plus a fee of £200 for the preparation of the title deed plan.

The ADDRESS LABEL must be affixed to the offer envelope (if no address label enclosed, please contact us and we will supply same) and offers must be received prior to the closing date of: 2.30pm, Monday 6th November 2023. Offers should be submitted to:-

Team 4
Customer & Business Support,
Falkirk Council,
Suite 1B, Falkirk Stadium
4 Stadium Way

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: Prospective purchasers should note that under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the Council may in certain circumstances require to provide copies of offers received to any FOI enquirer.

Property Quote Price(s)

DescriptionSale typeGuide pricePrice type
Offers in the region of For Sale Freehold £75,000.00 NA

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