Garage Development on London Road North

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Desmo Man
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Re: Garage Development on London Road North

Postby Desmo Man » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:29 pm

The "IC" engine will be so clean, quite and economical in a few years that electric cars will be heavily discounted, Hybrids will probably still be around because they do rely on a "IC" engine.

Freewheeler
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Re: Garage Development on London Road North

Postby Freewheeler » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:16 pm

I was hoping the external combustion engine would be making a comeback :P

If it's a hybrid you're after then what better way than converting your vehicle's internal combustion engine to run off firewood using wood gasification? Widely used in WW2 it still has mileage today!

http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2010/01/ ... -cars.html

Desmo Man
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Re: Garage Development on London Road North

Postby Desmo Man » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:05 am

Good point, but people will then moan about the smell of wood being burnt during the servicing of gasification vehicles !.That would indeed make a change from people telling us the modern garages are full of oil. polution and noise.

Perhaps as no body else has shown any interest in that old council site on London Rd North the appeal may work. Any thing would look better than what it is now and is becoming with out any development..

Best of luck to them, Long live the IC engine !

nowthensithe
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Re: Garage Development on London Road North

Postby nowthensithe » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:40 pm

Well said. :clap

Aglmcfc
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Re: Garage Development on London Road North

Postby Aglmcfc » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:25 pm

Desmo Man wrote:Perhaps as no body else has shown any interest in that old council site on London Rd North the appeal may work. Any thing would look better than what it is now and is becoming with out any development..

Best of luck to them, Long live the IC engine !


I believe there was another party interested but they were outbid at the auction. They had planned to build some houses on the site.

Scallywag
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Re: Garage Development on London Road North

Postby Scallywag » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:54 am

Someone was looking to build houses on the land. Who's chain are you pulling? It's only the size of a postage stamp, what fool would consider that and what fool would live there given the surroundings..... :shock:

AndrewJ
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Re: Garage Development on London Road North

Postby AndrewJ » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:20 pm

It is surprising actually, judging from Google satellite view that plot is probably about a fifth of an acre. The 1-story workshop they are planning is roughly twice the total floorspace of an average 4-bed house, and it only takes about a third of the plot.

No different from knocking down a house with a large garden and building several new houses. Potentially it might be possible to build 2 or 3 houses, or maybe twice the number of flats. They'd have a nice view of the pool and apparently lots of people don't mind living next to a main road or having much of a garden. I suspect the cost of rezoning to housing land and connecting services would put off a developer though.

Amadeus
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Re: Garage Development on London Road North

Postby Amadeus » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:07 pm

Aglmcfc wrote:I believe there was another party interested but they were outbid at the auction. They had planned to build some houses on the site.

Do you know what it went for?

POYNTONIAN 1
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Re: Garage Development on London Road North

Postby POYNTONIAN 1 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:37 pm

Freewheeler wrote:I remember looking at the advert for it online and I think it had a guide price of 150K. Just done a google search and it seems to have sold for 242K
https://auctioneertemplates.eigroup.co. ... =346&c=fah


Whoever has bought it didn't get it cheap and will want to get his money back somehow!

Aglmcfc
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Re: Garage Development on London Road North

Postby Aglmcfc » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:20 pm

Scallywag wrote:Someone was looking to build houses on the land. Who's chain are you pulling? It's only the size of a postage stamp, what fool would consider that and what fool would live there given the surroundings..... :shock:

Nope, not pulling anyone’s chain. There were only two parties bidding at the auction and the other party who lost out commented on Facebook that the site could have fit 7 starter homes.


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