jeff wode wrote:no, in short. absolutely no chance at all of sleddale being turned into a withnail and i themed tourist attraction. the restrictions in the lease from the sale are very very tight. as it stands, the new owner will even have to apply for planning permission to just live in it as a domestic dwelling. the access is incredibly poor, and any attempts to turn it into a buisness will fall at the hurdle of the access and neighbours objections. seb hindley was (and is) a dreamer. the place will never ever make any money. it wont get planning permission, possibly it might get p/p to be a b+b, but thats the limit. lease restricts the use of the building and land in minute details. unpicking them in court would cost a telephone number price and almost certainly fail. they cant do anything other than live in it. no hotel, no theme park, no visitor centree, no cafe, no themed returned to original weekenders retreat. nothing. add to that the small fact that whatever price it goes for, it needs i recon at least 200k spending on it to just make it safe for habitation. so, stop dreaming, and go see it whilst you can. cos sure as eggs is eggs, its going to go the way of parkins farmhouse, and none of us will be welcome there.
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