Rare development opportunities in vicinity of Ewenny Priory

Outline planning permission on greenfield site and stables yard

28 June 2016

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Two development sites in the adjoining villages of Ewenny and Corntown in the Vale of Glamorgan have been put on the market, representing rare opportunities in an attractive area famous for Ewenny Priory. Our Land Agency is marketing the two sites, both of which have planning permission, on behalf of Ewenny Priory Estate.

A greenfield site in Ewenny of just under two acres has Outline Planning Permission for five detached residential dwellings, and in Corntown, The Stables comprises of a range of buildings around a courtyard setting with permission for a detached dwelling and demolition of existing stables. Planning permission has been granted subject to a Section 106 Agreement in which the proceeds of the sale shall be used for the refurbishment of the Listed buildings at Ewenny Priory. This will not affect development of either site.

The Priory is a Grade II Listed house dating back to the 12th century and was a cell of the Benedictine Abbey of St Peter, Gloucester, along with the Grade I listed church. It has been in continuous use for almost 900 years. Rod Perons, Director of Land Agency comments, “Opportunities for development in this location are very rare. Both sites have outline planning providing for quality development which is sensitive to the area, and we are sure they will attract good levels of interest. The Section 106 Agreement means that the sale proceeds will allow very timely refurbishment of the Priory to take place to preserve this historic building. This is seen as important to locals living in the vicinity and I’m sure, to everyone who knows or has visited the adjacent church, where restoration work has already been carried out by Cadw.”

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Stuart Kirkwood, Development Director, Network Rail