Former Meir Depot, Uttoxeter Road, Meir, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST3 6HE

The Offer


Offers are invited to acquire the freehold interest of this 4.35 acre (1.76 hectares) former water works and reservoir site. The site is of regular shape and has immediate frontage onto the Uttoxeter Road. The majority of the site is currently overgrown but includes a hardstanding area at the centre of the plot as well as a disused former pump house building.

Flood risk

The Environment Agency's flood maps indicate the site to be in a flood zone one, i.e. is considered to be a low risk. Visit for more information regarding flooding.


The vendor is seeking to dispose of the whole of their interest in the two Titles that are held. Copies of the Title information are available in the documents section of this data room.


The site is available freehold with vacant possession.


Please find attached in the documents section, GL Hearn's planning summary of the site. In summary, however the site lies some 230m south west of the defined Meir District Centre boundary. The district centre provides a range of facilities, including local shopping and a library. The planning context for the site is provided by the development plan, comprising the Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent Core Spatial Strategy 2006-2026 (Adopted Oct 2009). The site is within the defined urban area / 'city boundary' of Stoke-on-Trent but is not specifically allocated by the development plan. There are no known nature conservation or heritage designations applying to the site or neighbouring sites.

Representations have been made on the site on behalf of the owners, Seven Trent, promoting the site for allocation for either residential or employment use.

The council's Joint Local Plan and draft plans have acknowledged that the site has potential for employment, potentially capable of providing 4.35 acres of employment land but, also, it recognises it has a potential capacity for 54 dwellings (site reference 657).

In short, there are a number of possibilities for this site. For further information on planning, please visit

Grant Assistance

Grant assistance for inward investment may be available. For information please contact Make It Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire inward investment services, which are confidential and free to inward investors and local companies looking to relocate or expand in the area. Please see contact details below:

T: 0300 111 8005


The purchaser will buy the property as seen and shall accept a transfer of all environmental liability at completion in the vendor’s standard form and will indemnify the vendor against all liabilities arising.


The property is VAT elected.

Agents for this property

Caroline Penn-Smith
Direct Dial: 0121 306 0376
Mobile: 07342 067831

Jamie Kelly
Direct Dial: 020 7062 3081
Mobile: 07788 362180