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Land on the west side of Cuckoo Lane (Little Tor), Ludgate Hill, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 7JJ

  • Unconditional Online Auction Sale
  • Reserve not to exceed : £1,000

Upon Instructions of

  • Freehold covered reservoir site
  • Potential for alternative use
  • 0.084 acres (0.034 hectares)
  • Vacant possession


There has been significant interest in this site. For the avoidance of doubt the guide price is an indication of the reserve price, this is the seller's minimum expectation. This is not a valuation nor is it an indication of the sale price. Please scroll down within the online section of this website and you will be able to review similar past sales and their results.


The reservoir tank is disconnected and has been locked closed. It will not be made available for inspection.



Miles: Bristol 20 miles, Stroud 13 miles, Chipping Sodbury 9 miles
Roads: B4060, B4058, M5 (junction 14)


The property comprises an earth covered, above ground redundant reservoir constructed of reinforced concrete that would offer strong potential for innovative conversion to alternative uses, including ‘Grand Design’ style conversion to residential or holiday accommodation use. The site area is approximately 0.084 acres (0.034 hectares).

The property is set back and upon a sloping hill to the east of Wortley Road, close to its junction with Nind Lane, and about 100 metres from Tor Hill House. The site benefits from far reaching views.

The approximate position of the property can be located as follows:
Grid Reference: ST762922




The Government has demonstrated through the planning system that it is an keen supporter of the custom and self-build sector. There is recognition within national planning guidance of the growing demand from the self-build sector for improved access to opportunities to undertake self-build projects, which will include conversion of existing buildings and structures, often exhibiting innovative and ground-breaking design solutions. The recent Housing White Paper, signals the government’s continued support for custom and self-build housing and the role it can play in helping deliver housing that people want.

Over recent years a growing number of examples from across the UK of high quality conversions have captured the public imagination and inspired more and more people to become involved in realising their own ‘Grand Design’ ambitions. One-off, bespoke solutions are now increasingly gaining planning consent, even in areas often constrained by planning policy. Through the Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015, and more recently the Housing White Paper, the Government recognises that custom build can be an affordable way to home ownership that provides an opportunity to own a bespoke, sustainably designed and high quality home.

National planning guidance encourages outstanding and innovative design and cautions local planning authorities against stifling innovation, originality and initiative. National and local planning policies also provide support for sympathetic, sustainable rural tourism enterprises as well as general support for the sustainable growth and expansion of all types of business and enterprise in rural areas, including through the conversion of existing buildings.

Interested parties should read the legal pack for further information relating to easements and overages, for example, that may be applicable to the site.

Examples of other former Severn Trent DSR’s which have gained planning consent for conversion can be found here at

Planning Authority

Stroud District Council (01453 754442)


Refer to the legal documentation

Energy Performance Certificate

No EPC required


Please note that the Public Rights Of Way Lead Officer at Gloucestershire County Council has commented that, “The track giving access to, and running alongside the reservoir, shown as Cuckoo Lane on your map, is a publically maintainable highway designated as a Public Bridle Way. Public access to this lane is restricted to walkers, pedal cyclists and equestrian users only although there may well be private rights of access to adjoining landowners. Please refer to the legal pack to ensure there is vehicular access to the site” Severn Trent have access across the adjoining private land for all purposes connected with the use of the property as a reservoir for water.


Seller's solicitor

Eversheds Sutherland Claire How
0121 232 1284

Joint auctioneers

Carter Jonas Andrew Smith
020 7518 3242

*Reserve Not to exceed

The reserve is the minimum amount the seller will currently accept. This figure does not represent a valuation nor does it reflect the likely sale price. It is subject to change, upwards or downwards.

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