The Land at Hazelwood is located on the eastern fringe of the busy town of Sligo. The beautiful county of Sligo is peppered with peninsulas, ports and tiny islands. Forming part of the famous Wild Atlantic Way route, this region is home to many of Ireland's most popular tourist attractions. Sligo is well known for its literary heritage and has a close association with W B Yeats.
The land is located approximately 3 kilometres to the east of Sligo town in an area known as Hazelwood, with the majority of the land forming part of the historic Hazelwood Demesne. This is mainly a rural area, with a pattern of ribbon development. Sligo is a large provincial town supporting a population of about 22,000. It is the second largest urban centre in the west of Ireland, with only Galway city being larger.
Renowned for its history, culture and mythology, Sligo is the vibrant heart of the North West of Ireland. Built on the banks of the Garavogue River it connects Lough Gill to the Atlantic Ocean and enjoys the magnificent backdrop of Benbulben Mountain. Sligo takes its name from the Irish word Sligeach, which translates to Shelly River, a name inspired by the abundance of shellfish found in the waters surrounding the town. Sligo Town contains many pedestrian streets lined with inviting shopfronts, stone bridges spanning the River Garavogue, lively pubs and an array of excellent restaurants.
Sligo is one is the main business centres in the North West of Ireland, with many multinational companies having a base in Sligo. The town is actively building hubs and clusters in areas such as technology, life sciences and engineering.
The land at Hazelwood is easily accessible via the R286 on the outskirts of Sligo Town. Sligo has an excellent transportation system with the N4 connecting Sligo to Dublin and the N17 connecting Sligo to Galway and Limerick. Ireland West Airport at Knock is 58 km to the south of the land and offers flights to a range of European destinations. Sligo is one of just two operating ports in Ireland's north west coast which accommodates ships up to 100 metres.
The National Planning Framework has identified Sligo as having the vision, capacity and ambition to be the regional growth centre for the North West. Located at the point where the Western Region meets the Border Region, Sligo is the largest urban centre in the North West, serving as an administrative, employment, commercial, health and education centre for a hinterland that is substantially larger than the hinterlands of other towns with similar populations.
The Land at Hazelwood extends to about 76.72 acres of strategic zoned land.
It is in two separate blocks, lying either side of the R286 Dromohair Road. The larger section of land is situated to the south of the road with the smaller parcel situated to the north.
The land to the south includes two sets of derelict buildings (including two derelict houses) and is all in grass. There is a series of internal tracks within this block and it is bound by mature trees which provide shelter and privacy.
The undulating land to the north has a predominantly southerly elevation and is also all in grass.
The land is currently zoned under the Sligo and Environs Development Plan 2010-2016 (Map 1) as R2 low/medium density residential areas and form part of Strategic Land Reserve (SLR) as a result of variation.
The following uses are Permitted in Principle under the zoning objective R2:
Promote the development of housing within a gross density range varying between 20 and 34 dwellings per hectare (8 to 13 dwellings per acre).
In R2 zones, blanket construction of three and four-bedroom houses will be discouraged. All new residential development will have to recognise and reflect the changing demographic structure in the house type and design, site layout and the additional facilities proposed.
While housing is the primary use in these zones, recreational structures, cr�ches /playschools, educational facilities, community buildings, sheltered housing and corner shops will also be considered.
The land at Hazelwood was granted two 10-year planning permissions by An Bord Plean�la for 791 dwellings, including 2 creches and 3 ground floor retail units on the entire site in 2009. These planning permissions have subsequently expired.
This parcel of land was previously part of the of the Hazelwood Demesne on which Hazelwood House was positioned on the shores of Lough Gill. The house was built for the Wynne family in the 1720s and was designed by Richard Cassels who also designed Leinster House and Powerscourt House.
We understand that the land benefits from a private water supply and a public mains water connection at the R286.
Please note that the selling agents have not checked the services and any purchaser should satisfy themselves with the availability and adequacy of all services.
Strictly by appointment with the selling agents:
33 Molesworth Street
Tel: +353 (0) 1 6634350
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Given the hazards of a working farm, we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection, especially around the farmyard, entering fields with livestock and in relation to social distancing.
Following a formal viewing, prospective purchasers will be provided with access to a dedicated Data Room. The Data Room contains comprehensive information including certified maps, legal pack, wayleaves and rights of access, details of planning permissions, etc.
Entry & Possession
It is intended that vacant possession will be available from 30 September 2021.
Entitlements to the Basic Payment Scheme
There are no Entitlements to the Basic Payment Scheme included in the sale.
Rochford Gallagher & Co. Solicitors (Contact: Eamonn Gallagher)
Tel: +353 (0) 71 9185011
Plans, Areas and Schedules
These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and computed by the selling agents and the seller's solicitor, and the purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property and any error or misstatement shall not annul the sale nor entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.
Offers may be submitted to the selling agents, Savills, 33 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.
Email address: email@example.com.
A closing date for best offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are asked to register their interest with the selling agents following inspection. The seller reserves the right to exchange a Contract for the sale of any part of the subjects of sale ahead of a notified closing date and will not be obliged to accept the highest or any offer.
All offers (regardless of the country of residence of the offering party) must be accompanied by a guarantee or suitable form of reference from a bank, which gives the sellers satisfaction that the purchaser has access to the funds required to complete the purchase at the offered price.