Ex-Ewell Village public toilets fail to sell at auction

Ex-public toilets fail to sell at auction

The ex-Ewell Village toilets

The Epsom Guardian's impression of the artist's impression of what the developed ex-loos would look like

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

Ex-public toilets earmarked to become two mini maisonettes are still on the market for £230,000 after failing to sell at auction.

After an earlier planning application was rejected, and an appeal to a planning inspector failed, Epsom councillors approved, in January, a revamped application to turn the ex-Ewell Village public toilets, opposite Bourne Hall, in Spring Street, Ewell, into two one-bedroom homes.

The two tiny homes would be built on a site which measures just 0.019 acres after the toilets were auctioned off by the cash-strapped council in May 2012 for £68,000 - a move which was described as "degrading" by the elderly population of Ewell village.

They were then sold on to a mystery buyer for more than £80,000 with planning permission.

The little amenities are now up for grabs again, with auctioneers and estate agents Andrew Scott Robertson marketing them. 

The ex-toilets failed to sell in an auction held by the company in April, with the last bid reaching £227,500, and are still available to buy.

Dominic Smith, of Andrew Scott Robertson, said: "They’ve been through the auction and didn’t sell so they’re open to offers from anybody coming forward now."

To view the site for sale click here.

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11:42pm Mon 26 May 14

EwellMan says...

Hardly supprised.....couple of planning applications and purchasing for nearer 70k and they expect 230k.

Bit crazy when you can purchase a 2 bed flat with garage for £280 that will have a bigger footprint and not have a bus stop directly outside.

Corporate Greed, nothing more! How planning was agreed on such a site where no parking is included when the planners complain about parking on bigger developments to me smells a bit fishy!
Hardly supprised.....couple of planning applications and purchasing for nearer 70k and they expect 230k. Bit crazy when you can purchase a 2 bed flat with garage for £280 that will have a bigger footprint and not have a bus stop directly outside. Corporate Greed, nothing more! How planning was agreed on such a site where no parking is included when the planners complain about parking on bigger developments to me smells a bit fishy! EwellMan
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