Former Sand Pit Site
The Former Sand Pit Plant Site at North Straiton lies in North East Fife, approximately 3 miles to the south of Newport-on Tay which lies on the southern bank of the River Tay opposite Dundee and the Tay Road Bridge. The towns of Cupar and St Andrews are both easily accessible from the subjects and are approximately 8 miles and 13 miles respectively. Dundee, known as the 'City of Discovery', provides an excellent range of shops and professional services together with leisure facilities and the two universities of both Dundee and Abertay. Dundee is an established centre of excellence in education and life sciences. The waterfront is home to RRS Discovery which was the last traditional wooden three masted ship to be built in Britain. The waterfront will be further enhanced with the new Victoria and Albert Museum of Design which is due to open in 2018.
The subjects are accessed from the A92, Newport-on Tay to Glenrothes road, which lies just a short distance to the north west and provides good access to the north and south. Glenrothes lies approximately 18 miles to the south and is the administrative centre for Fife Council. Edinburgh lies approximately 50 miles to the south of the subjects.
The subjects comprise a generally flat brownfield site which extends to approximately 8.3 acres which was formerly used as a plant machinery site for the adjacent sand quarry. They subjects are bounded to the south by the Dundee to Edinburgh railway line, to the west by an agricultural field and to the north and west by the Motray Water. Furthermore, there are two brick built stores on site. The ground is generally laid to a mix of gravel, sand and grass.
The subjects would lend themselves as a yard/storage space to an occupier, haulier or similar. There may be scope for an outdoor recreational use subject to gaining the necessary consents.
Parties will have to satisfy themselves over services to the site.
We understand that there is a right of access over the site in favour of Network Rail in order to maintain the section of railway along the site. There is also a right of access over the site in favour of the neighbouring land owner to access the land to the south and east. It would be proposed that the access is re-routed to the periphery of the site upon the sale of the land.