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Former snooker club site for sale for £2m – with planning permission for 70 apartments

A former snooker club site which now has planning permission for 70 apartments is up for sale for more than £2m.

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The site on Canongate, Oakengates.

The site at Canongate in Oakengates was previously the home to Telford Snooker Club.

Currently the site is home to a car wash, but it is being advertised as a development opportunity by estate agents Allen Heritage – and is featured on Zoopla.

Planning permission was previously approved for the site.

It allows for the demolition of the existing building and the construction of a new building made up of 53 one-bedroom apartments and 17 two-bedroom apartments.

The project plans also include 70 indoor car parking spaces on the ground floor and up to 91 outdoor parking spaces.

Back when the proposal went to Telford & Wrekin Council's planning committee a report explained the snooker business had “significant annual losses” and was no longer viable, adding that the site was “in need of redevelopment”.

The current listing, which advertises the site for sale on a freehold basis, asks for offers over £2m.

It describes the setting as the "heart of modern-day Telford," adding "Oakengates is an historic market town north of the city [sic] centre".

It says that whoever takes over the site will receive it empty, and the listing adds: "The existing building comprises a two storey corrugated metal-cladded building of approximately 16,000 sq ft.

"The ground floor was previously used as a nightclub with a bar, reception, office, cellar and WCs still in situ.

"The first floor was previously used as a snooker centre. The site is currently utilised as a car wash with car parking spaces for in excess of 100 cars on a short-term flexible lease."