For sale - West Cumbrian beaches
Last updated at 12:56, Friday, 08 March 2013
A stretch of beach near Flimby is up for sale in Cumbria’s first ever public auction of coastline.
The 303-acre Flimby stretch will go up for auction on April 17 at Workington’s Washington Central Hotel by chartered surveyors H&H Land and Property.
A slice of 125-acre beach in Lowca is also being sold as part of the lot.
The beaches are being sold off by the Curwen Estate.
It is thought the lots could bring between £15,000 to £25,000 each but H&H chartered surveyor Matthew Bell said that the sale was so unique that no guide prices had been attached.
He said: “This is a great and very diverse investment opportunity for someone.
“As well as owning your own slice of Cumbrian foreshore, there is potential for green energy schemes.
“The Curwen Estate decided to sell off some of its land as it does every now and again and these were the areas chosen.”
The Carlisle-based surveyors said that the lot for sale included the coastline directly in front of Flimby, but did not include the area around the village railway station.
Lowca’s sale includes the stretch of beach from the sewerage works near Parton up the coast towards Harrington Parks Farm.
Included in the sale are:
l 303 acres of Flimby foreshore
l 125 acres of Lowca foreshore
l Just over an acre of land located in residential area with development potential
l Three substations
l 1.9 acres of woodland.
Mr Bell said a number of the other lots offered the opportunity for development mainly in residential areas.
He added: “In addition to the foreshores, substations and woodland, which itself is a parcel of mature woodland that would suit a variety of uses subject to relevant consent, the remaining property comprises side street lots, a garden plot, a parking area, and a garage site.
First published at 12:39, Friday, 08 March 2013
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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surely the beaches between low tide and high tide mark belong to Crown estates..HM Queen..I agree with previous comments that with ownership comes resonsibility something the Curwens havnt exercised for years..I would hope the ancient rights tha accompany such land isnt revoked !!!
Why have the CURWEN ESTATES not maintained the main house of the CURWEN's!!! , made sure it was maintained CURWEN HALL.
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