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4 bedroom detached house for sale
Tenure: FreeholdA unique opportunity to acquire a former concrete water tower with planning consent to convert to residential use. This 'Grand Designs' project will provide accommodation over three levels with enclosed viewing platform enjoying panoramic views over the Crouch Valley and Dengie Peninsular.
The Water Tower at Latchingdon was constructed during the 1930ís and housed the water supply for the low-lying surrounding villages under the Rural Water Supplies Act of 1934. The design of the water tower is consistent with towers of this period yet each one delivers it's own artistic, architectural, historical and engineering significance.
The proposed accommodation will comprise an enclosed entrance hallway opening to the study, formally the engineers room. A new staircase will be located beneath the main drum, rising to the 1st floor. The main concrete drum measures approximately 14m in diameter and will be divided to incorporate four spacious bedrooms with a family bathroom and en suite facilities to the master bedroom. A further staircase will rise to a newly formed upper storey with open plan living accommodation, including kitchen, laundry area and w.c. To the south of the tower, following on from the living accommodation, is a viewing platform with enclosed balcony offering commanding views over the Crouch Valley and south Essex.
Planning permission was granted by Maldon District Council for a single residential conversion in 2006 under application number FUL/MAL/06/00768. Subsequently, within the 3 year period of the original planning permission, some preliminary structural work has been undertaken which has therefore satisfied condition 1 of the planning permission. The planning permission is open for modification subject to the necessary consents enabling an incoming purchaser to add their own impression on this unique structure.
Access to this building is considered to be dangerous. Appointments are to be made strictly through the sole agents, Fenn Wright, with any prospective purchasers inspecting at their own risk.
Outside and Garden
The property occupies a slightly elevated position enclosed by chain link fencing. The main proportion of the garden will be located to the west of The water tower. To the top floor, there is to be a viewing platform with enclosed balcony providing panoramic views over adjoining farmland and views over the Crouch Valley. In all about 0.1 of an acre.