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House Plot At 69 Wilsontown Road, Rootpark, Forth, South Lanarkshire ML11

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Property description

Planning Permission CL/03/0302 for approval of reserved matters for a single storey detached dwelling and detached garage at Plot 1, was granted on 25 July 20003 – this house and garage has since been built. The original Outline Planning Permission CL/01/0001 for two dwellings covering plots 1 and 2 was granted in March 2001. As stated the reserve matters application for plot 1 was received before the outline planning permission expired however there is no record of a reserved matters application for Plot 2 having been received therefore the consent in principle covering Plot 2 will now have expired.

Ian Hamilton, Planning officer (Team East) Raymond Angus (Director)

Planning and Regulatory Services, Angus Design Associates

Community and Enterprise Resources, 125 Muir Street, Hamilton, ML3 6BJ

South Lanarkshire Council, Tel No: Email:

Council Offices, Floor 6,

Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 0AA

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Web: Planning and building standards - South Lanarkshire Council

A House plot with planning consent for a 3 or 4 bedroom house

Attractive house plot for sale with detailed planning consent for a four bedroom house and garage (identical to 67 photographed on the front cover, opposite and on the bottom of the next page). We will forward on the detailed plans in due course.

0.13 acre house plot (33m x 18m) set at the south end of the prestigious and attractive hamlet of Rootpark (second last plot as you leave the hamlet going south). Quiet location adjacent to a very, very quiet unclassified public road a quarter mile off the A702 Whitburn – Lanark Road and a mile from the village of Forth which offers excellent shops, sporting and school facilities.

The seller has already installed a joint septic tank and joint car access runway into the site (10m x 4m wide) with the neighbour to the north (in 67 Wilsontown Road). The plot is also fenced off on its north, east and south sides. Mains water and electricity are available adjacent to the site. There are no houses to the east or west of the house plot. The land falls away to the west of the public road.

Fixed price of £50,000

Forth 1 miles, Brechin Railway Station 3.7 miles, West Calder 7 miles, Whitburn + M8 7 miles, Lanark 9 miles, Carluke 10 miles, Livingston 12 miles,

Motherwell 16 miles, Edinburgh 25 miles, Glasgow 27 miles

prestigious rootpark hamlet

Wilsontown Road, Rootpark only consists of 5 houses on the west side of the very quiet unclassified street, and 15 houses and the plot for sale on the east side of the street. On the public road there is a church and 4 houses lying a few hundred yards west of the burn in the separate hamlet called Wilsontown.

The unclassified public road serving the hamlet heads eastwards after leaving the village. It heads to the village of Auchengray which is served by the much better Whitburn - Auchengray – Carnwath Road so the road really just serves a few farms.

Public open space areas

There is a small play park and large grass verges to the west of the village. The hamlet has about 5 acres of public access/open space with the burn lying to the west of the village (see aerial photo). The land falls away to the west with the village to the Moosewater Burn with mature trees either side of it which give the hamlet shelter and provide a home for birds and wildlife.

There is a 45 acre public access area to the north of the village which used to be the now completely reclaimed site of the 1820’s iron smelter site and there are brilliant forestry commission footpaths to the north and east of the village, along with public footpaths and the disused railway line.

There are 3300 acres of forestry tracks to the east side of the A706 and 6,985 acres to the west side of the A706 where public access is allowed.

Planning consent

The original detailed planning consent was secured about 20 years ago by the owner of the plot to the north of the plot for sale. The consent was for the two houses to be mirror images of each other. We understand that it was deemed to be triggered by the construction of No.67 house and the installation of a shared access sliproad driveway and a shared septic tank which were both installed. We understand South Lanarkshire Council have accepted that the original consent CL/03/0302 has been triggered so only a building warrant is required. McCrae & McCrae Ltd are trying to locate the plans for the original consent but they are as per No.67 of Wilsontown Road. A Planning Officer (Mr Brian Kelly at Montrose House, Hamilton) was spoken to concerning the build approximately 3 years ago who stated an up-to-date building warrant would be advisable before the building of the garage was started, prior to the house.


An iron community from 1779 to 1842. Over the years most of the original smelter houses have been demolished and there is now 45 acres of open public parks. The lands are managed as important historic landscape as it was Lanarkshire’s first iron works.


From Edinburgh + Glasgow

Take the M8 to Whitburn and then the A706 Lanark Road. Turn left on the B7016 towards Carnwath a mile short of the Forth (see McCrae & McCrae sign on the left) and immediately first left signposted Wilsontown/Auchengray. The road swings round into Wilsontown/Rootpark. Proceed past 15 houses on your left and the house plot lies just before the last bungalow on the left. There is no For Sale sign at the plot but an attractive scots pine in the plot at the edge of the road.

From the south of Livingston

Follow the A71 through West Calder and turn right onto the A706 towards Lanark. A mile before Forth turn left on the B7016 to Carnwath. Turn immediately first left into Wilsontown (follow as above). From Lanark follow the A706 to Forth. A mile after Forth turn left signposted Carnwath and turn first left into Wilsontown/Rootpark.

Viewing and registering an interest

Viewing is strictly by appointment only. To arrange a viewing please contact McCrae & McCrae Ltd, 12 Abbey Park Place, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7PD. Tel: Out of office hours please contact Rod McCrae on .

Closing Date

It is likely that a closing date for offers will be set and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest in the property to ensure that they are given notice of any closing date. Failure to register interest may result in the property being sold without notice.

Property Misdescription

These particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. All measures are given as a guide and no liability can be accepted for any errors arising therefrom. No responsibility is taken for any other error, omission or mis-statement in the particulars, during negotiations or otherwise, any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.


Offers must be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the Selling Agents, McCrae & McCrae Ltd at 12 Abbey Park Place, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7PD. A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the Selling Agents.

Satellite Navigation

For the benefit of those with satellite navigation the property’s postcode is ML11 8ER

Service Rights, Burdens & Wayleaves

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above.

Particulars and Plans

These particulars and plan are believed to be correct, but they are in no way guaranteed. Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation nor in any circumstances give grounds for action at law.


  • The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor McCrae & McCrae, the selling agents, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.

  • The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he has not entered into contact in reliance on the said statements, that he has satisfied himself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.

  • Any error, omission or misstatement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.

  • Important Notice

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  • They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either in writing or by word of mouth. Any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents or the sellers. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

  • Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed. Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party to compensation or recourse to action at law. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents, including for its current use. McCrae & McCrae have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought to seek their own professional advice.

  • All descriptions or references to condition are given in good faith only. Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure accuracy, please check with us on any points of especial importance to you, especially if indenting to travel some distance. No responsibility can be accepted for expenses incurred in inspecting properties which have been sold or withdrawn.

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