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Monday, March 4, 2013

Oakleigh will be private residence again

* Oakleigh on Abbey Road will be a private home again.

llanblogger exclusive

A family returning to make their home in Llangollen have now completed the purchase of Oakleigh, the former mental health resource centre on Abbey Road, Llangollen, which has been lying empty for over two years.
Agents Legat Owen, whose Chester office has been handling the disposal of the imposing property in front of the Eisteddfod field, has told llanblogger that vendor Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), has now formally handed it over to the new owner.
Stephen Wade, director of business space for Legat Owen’s Chester office, said on Friday: “We are pleased to confirm that BCUHB have today completed the sale of Oakleigh hospital in Llangollen.
“The property has been sold to a family who are looking to return to Llangollen.

“They intend to use the property as a private residence.
“The sale was completed following an informal tender process.

Asking price for Oakleigh had been £350,000 although Legat Owen said the terms of the agreed sale would remain confidential.

This latest development comes at the end of a formal bidding process which closed on January 18.
The property has been empty since September 2010 when it was sold off by the board as surplus to its requirements.  

Legat Owen’s details for the sale show that Oakleigh covers 306 square metres (3,293 square feet) on a site of 0.28 hectares (0.69 acres). 

The description continues:“Oakleigh comprises an attractive two storey period propertyfof brick construction under a pitched timber framed roof with clay tile covering.  

“Internally the property retains many of its original features.  

“The property has a rateable value of £10,000 and is available for sale freehold. 

“The property offers potential for a variety of alternative uses subject to securing the appropriate planning permission.  

“Planning permission has recently been granted for a change of use to a residential dwelling.”

A Freedom of Information request submitted to BCUHB by llanblogger last year showed the annual cost of maintenance and security of the property while it remained empty was £500 a year.  

Oakleigh had often been mentioned in connection with proposals by BCUHB for major changes to health services in Llangollen but the sale now rules it firmly out of the running.

1 comment:

  1. Good, Oakleigh had been a private house for a long time since it was built in-fact- it was purchased by the health authority some 17? years ago, for £250,000 and serviced the residents with a very important and greatly missed health resorce.

    So now it is sold back as a residential house, why do Leget Owen wish to keep the sale price confidential?

    Times have moved on and we can now access any sale property price on the internet in a matter of months.

    Why the hush hush over the sale price? This is public information - are the agents and the authority now working for MI5?

    This is soon to be available on line as all property sales are in accordance with the laws of the land.

    This gets dafter by the day

    The 'Trust'? have to be accountable and one hopes we are able to see the Audit results which are justifying the blatent 'stripping us of our basic general and mental health facilities' - 'Cordell' the writer, had an excellent title,' Rape of the Fair Country'!

    Llangollen wake up - when it's gone it's gone and will NEVER be replaced.

    Fight now...