Ref 18314


Derby Road
EX32 7EU Barnstaple

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Size2.52 ac / 1.02 ha


On the instructions of Homes England - For Sale

The tender deadline has been extended with a date to be announced in due course

  • Site area of 1.02 hectares (2.52 acres)
  • Residential Development Opportunity
  • Situated opposite Yeo Valley Primary School within walking distance of Barnstaple Town Centre
  • Brownfield site suitable for conversion of Grade II listed buildings and provision of new build
  • Suitable for development of open market housing, affordable housing or later living accommodation
  • Freehold Sale


The Laceworks is within walking distance of Barnstaple town centre and is owned by Homes England. The frontage buildings are Grade II Listed and are suitable for conversion, with the remainder of the site currently being cleared to allow for new build development. Offers for the site are invited subject to securing detailed planning permission and listed building consent for redevelopment.

The Property

The Laceworks is located a 10-minute level walk east of Barnstaple town centre. It has a site area of approximately 1.02 hectares (2.52 acres) and comprises a former laceworks factory with a Grade II Listed two and three storey element together with ancillary buildings that are currently being demolished.

Primary access to the site is provided via Derby Road with secondary access from Princess Street. Yeo Valley Primary School is located opposite the site to the south, whilst Park View Road runs along the eastern boundary.

We understand that as the rear buildings are currently being demolished and the retained building is Grade II Listed, business rates will not be chargeable whilst the property is vacant.

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Location and Transport

Barnstaple is the main market town of North Devon and is the main location in the area for the provision of further and higher education, for the District General Hospital and for comparison shopping facilities. Northern Devon has a £2.2 billion economy which supports around 7,700 businesses and 66,000 jobs.

The North Devon Link Road (A361) and the Atlantic Highway (A39) run east-west, connecting the area to the M5 and to north Cornwall. Rail travel is provided by the improved Tarka Line, connecting Barnstaple and Exeter Central stations.

Barnstaple also acts as the gateway to many of North Devon’s best beaches, including Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton Sands.

The North Devon and Torridge Local Plan 2011-2031 confirms, Barnstaple will be the focus for future growth in northern Devon. Significant levels of development will be accommodated in the town consistent with its scale and strategic importance as a service and employment centre. Of the planned provision for a minimum of 17,220 dwellings and 84.9 hectares of employment land, Barnstaple will deliver 4,139 homes and 21.6ha of employment.