House site with full planning permission, 49 St Olaf Street, Lerwick

Key Details

Reception Rooms:





3 + WC




Proposed accommodation:- two lounges, dining kitchen, four bedrooms, three bath / shower rooms (one en-suite) plus separate WC, & utility room.


Unique opportunity to acquire a house site with detailed planning permission already in place for a three storey four bedroom detached town house of conservation style in keeping with this prime central Lerwick conservation area location.

The site which fronts on to St Olaf Street where there is an existing stone wall, is fully serviced with electric, water and sewerage connections.

The proposed accommodation includes a hall, lounge, dining kitchen, toilet & vestibule on the ground floor, three bedrooms (one en-suite) and shower room on the first floor, and a 2nd lounge, bedroom, utility room & bathroom on lower ground floor.

Garden areas to the front & rear, with several mature trees in the back garden.

Full planning permission is in place (Ref: 2016/020/PPF). A full set of plans relating to the planning permission can be provided.

General Information

The site has detailed planning permission for a three storey detached house of conservation style in keeping with its surroundings, being in the Lerwick conservation area.

Alternative house plans could possibly be accommodated on the site, for example a smaller two storey house could be an option although discussions with the planning department would be required.

The site fronts onto St Olaf Street where there is an existing stone wall, with further stone walls to the entire south and west boundaries. The north boundary consists of a section of stone wall and a section of timber fencing leaving a part still to be enclosed.

The site is fully serviced with electric, water and sewerage connections.The proposed construction will be a timber frame clad with a blockwork outer skin with a wet harl finish, under a natural slate roof.


Garden to the front incorporates two sunken garden areas between the house and the existing stone wall at the pavement.

  • Under the entrance path a garden store would be provided.
  • To the rear is a sheltered garden with a number of mature trees.

There is no parking on-site but ample on-street parking immediately available.

Property Location

The site is situated on the west side of St Olaf Street just to the south of the junction with Union Street. The site is to the left of No.51 St Olaf Street which sits on the corner of St Olaf Street and Union Street.

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